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Chatham House Research Assistant - Africa Programme 2023

Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-renowned independent policy institute, based in London. Our mission is to help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world. The Africa Programme at Chatham House is a world-leading centre for independent policy research on issues affecting individual states of Africa, their international relations, and the continent as a whole. By working with the best international researchers on African politics, the Programme offers reliable and independent research that improves the quality of information disseminated globally.

The Africa Programme supports improved understanding of changing international relations and influence in sub-Saharan Africa. We don't shy away from tackling the difficult and often complex issues facing the continent, and in doing so, we support improved understanding and effective international engagements that can lead to positive outcomes for citizens. The work we do is complex and sensitive.

The Africa Programme supports improved understanding of changing international relations and influence in sub-Saharan Africa. We don't shy away from tackling the difficult and often complex issues facing the continent, and in doing so, we support improved understanding and effective international engagements that can lead to positive outcomes for citizens. The work we do is complex and sensitive.

About Chatham House

Paris, 1919: Lionel Curtis, a British diplo­mat, delivered a barnstorming speech to the British and American delegates to the Paris Peace Conference, championing a vi­sion that was to alter the course of interna­tional politics. Curtis’s idea was for an organization whose purpose would be to foster mutual understanding of and between nations through debate, dialogue and independ­ent analysis. Bodies already existed for the advancement of science, medicine and the arts. Why not, with Europe still reeling from the First World War, create one for international relations? ... read more


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Research Assistant - Africa Programme

Application Deadline10 Oct 2023
TypeInternship
SponsorChatham House
GenderMen and Women

Aim and Benefits of Research Assistant - Africa Programme

Benefits include approximately 37 days annual leave (inclusive of public holidays and Chatham House closure days), enhanced pension scheme, employee assistance programme, life assurance, and other benefits designed to suit your personal lifestyle. All of this, in a professional, engaging, and intellectually stimulating environment.

Salary: £28,000 per year.


Requirements for Research Assistant - Africa Programme Qualification

You will take initiative, be a problem solver, and thrive in a fast-paced environment. 

You will have:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Proven interest in African affairs.
  • Excellent administrative and organizational skills.
  • Experience in supporting event organization, including internationally.
  • Outstanding attention to detail and ability to work under tight timeframes whilst balancing various tasks.
  • Ability to take ownership and balance multiple tasks, prioritise accordingly, and work calmly under pressure.
  • Strong interpersonal and collaborative skills and capacity to communicate effectively with a wide range of people at all levels.
  • Capacity to navigate and interact with diverse groups and across different cultures.
  • An awareness and experience of less developed contexts e.g. through travel and/or work experience etc.
  • Experience of working in a think tank, research institute, NGO, foundation, or academic institution (desirable).

You will be:

  • Solutions-orientated and able to respond to constantly evolving situations.
  • A problem-solver with the ability to show initiative.
  • A team player with energy, passion and a desire to learn.
  • Proficiency in French, Portuguese or Arabic (desirable).


Interview date, Process and Venue for Research Assistant - Africa Programme

Contract: Full-time, Permanent.

Location: Hybrid (Office/Home), minimum 2 days in the office per week.

Closing Date: Tuesday 10 October 2023. You will be notified of the status of your application within 4 weeks of the role closing.

Interviews: We are aiming to hold interviews week commencing 1st and 2nd of November 2023. 


Application Deadline

October 10, 2023


How to Apply

For more details, visit Chatham House website.

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