American Bar Association (ABA)

Remote Research Assistant (Part-time)

American Bar Association (ABA)

Job Description

Position: Part-Time Remote Research Assistant Location: Remote – anywhere in the world (contract will be governed by US Law) Period of performance: June 15-August 31, 2021 (approximately) PROGRAM BACKGROUND: From June – August 2021, ABA ROLI will undertake a research project in Northern Africa. ABA ROLI will engage researchers to collect qualitative and quantitative information regarding rights-related issues in the region. Surveys, focus-group discussions (FGDs), and key informant interviews (KIIs) will take place in several different areas.

JOB DESCRIPTION: ABA ROLI seeks a part-time remote research assistant who will review, analyze, and support coding of surveys, KII and FGD results. The research assistant will also undertake research on Human Rights law-related topics and prepare research memos and papers for publication/dissemination. This position requires background and expertise in data Analysis and research methodologies, as well as strong writing skills.

RESPONSIBILITIES Under the direction from DC-based program staff, consultant will:
  • Support coding of data from Field Research including key informant interviews and focus group discussions;
  • Support analysis, interpretation, and synthesis of data from field research;
  • Summarize interviews;
  • Support research on legal topics;
  • Support drafting and editing as requested;
  • Support program Coordination as requested; and
  • Provide other supported as requested
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in relevant field (current Law or Masters students also encouraged to apply).
  • At least two years of relevant work experience in a similar role.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills required; a knowledge of statistical applications and techniques is preferred.
  • Sound organizational and Data Management skills, and ability to handle several responsibilities and work under tight time constraints.
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, paying close attention to detail and bearing independent responsibility for accuracy.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Fluency in English is required (knowledge of French and/or Arabic is a plus).
Please submit cover letter, resume, a short, unedited writing sample, and daily rate to In the subject heading please include the title of the position: Remote Research Assistant.

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