Vacancy: Research Assistant (Part-Time)

Peshawar, November 02, 2020 (PPI-OT): We are searching qualified candidates to work as Research Assistants on the research project ‘The Power of Ideas: Muslim Humanitarian Actors and the SDGs’. The project is a collaboration between the Department of Political Science/University of Peshawar and the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO), Norway. Read more about the project here:

We are looking for candidates that take an interest in the thematic, have experience from qualitative research, can work independently, efficiently and deliver on time.

Duration of assignment:

3 months of work during the period 16 November 2020 – 15 January 2021.

Place of Work:

Peshawar-based, with some domestic travel for fieldwork.

The Research Assistant will report to Professor Abdul Rauf, Department of Political Science.

Tasks and responsibilities:

Collect, review and synthesize relevant literature

Prepare and facilitate fieldwork

Conduct, translate and transcribe interviews (from Urdu/ Pashtu to English)

Collect and analyses text (policy material, reports, media and SoMe)

Coding of interview data/taking part in data analysis

Arrange and participate in meetings

Qualifications and requirements:

Enrolled in M.Phil/Phd. programme at the University of Peshawar

Social science background

Experience with qualitative research methods

Fluency in Urdu and English

Excellent writing skills

Applications should include:

Letter of application, including a presentation of qualifications and motivation

Curriculum Vitae

Writing sample

Name and contact details of two references

In the selection we will consider relevant qualifications, experience, research interests and writing abilities. Selected candidates will be called for an online interview.

Please submit application electronically to Professor Abdul Rauf, Department of Political Science, UoP and Kaja Borchgrevink, Senior Researcher PRIO,

Deadline: Sunday 8th of November 2020

For more information, contact:
Media and Protocol Officer
University of Peshawar
Tel: +92-91-9218463