Research Assistant

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    3 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Research and Data
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Announcement of Vacancy:

Suitably qualified citizens of the Member States and Associate Members of the Association of Caribbean States are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant at the ACS Secretariat at its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Reporting to:

Director of Disaster Risk Reduction, Sustainable Development, Caribbean Sea & the Environment

Type of appointment:

Full time

Duration of appointment:

30 months

  1. Research, compile and analyse data related to the thematic areas of the Directorate;
  2. Prepare research briefs, research papers, speeches, newspaper and online articles based on research findings;
  3. Assist in the research and development of project proposals according to international and any guidelines established by the Secretariat;
  4. Support the implementation and management of project activities such as monitoring and evaluating their status, tracking budget expenditure, and ensuring supporting documents are completed and submitted to the relevant parties for review;
  5. Liaise with various international partners (development agencies, international organizations, civil society institutions, etc.) as needed to build partnerships for the implementation of ACS projects and initiatives;
  6. Prepare content for publication on the website and social media pages regarding the outcome of activities developed by the Directorate and the participation of the Directorate in meetings and official missions;
  7. Deliver oral presentations at the Secretariat on topics related to the thematic areas of the Directorate at least once a year;
  8. Support the ACS in the execution of official meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences;
  9. Prepare Rapporteur’s Reports and Executive Summaries of ACS official meetings in compliance with established Agreements;
  10. Provide courtesy translation of documents;
  11. Manage and maintain physical and electronic records for the Directorate in accordance with ACS policy, procedures and standards;
  12. Represent the ACS at official meetings, events, workshops and conferences as designated.
Minimum qualifications:

A University degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in fields related to International Relations, Environmental Studies, Disaster Risk Reduction or other relevant areas

Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in researching data, drafting research papers, reports and providing administrative support services

Experience in project planning and management would be an asset;

Working in an international or regional organisation will be considered an asset.

Remuneration package:

Monthly Remuneration: US$1,584.64 (tax exempted);

Group Health Insurance.

Documentation required:

Candidates must present the following documents for consideration:

1. Full Curriculum vitae;

2. University degree certificate;

3. Language Proficiency certificates (not native tongue);

4. Names of three (3) referees and contact information.


ASSESSMENT: Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position will include a Competency/based Interview, a Language Proficiency Assessment and a Research Assessment Exercise.

Applicants must complete the Applicant Job Profile Summary Form included with the website vacancy. Failure to complete the Applicant Job Profile Summary Form will result in automatic rejection of the application. This form must be completed using either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Acrobat Reader DC. Do not attempt to complete this document using any web browser.Applications must be addressed to:

Rodolfo Sabonge

Secretary General

Association of Caribbean States

5-7 Sweet Briar Road, St. Clair


Tel: 868-622-9575Fax: 868-622-1653

And sent by email to:

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