Opportunity: Research volunteer

  • Location: Remote / home-working
  • Hours: Flexible, approximately 8 hours/week
  • Duration: 3 months
  • Remuneration: Unpaid
  • Languages: Amharic, Arabic, English, French, Hebrew, Oromo, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tigrinya, Ukrainian, Urdu


Every Casualty Counts provides technical and practical support to casualty recorders globally. We also conduct research and international advocacy to promote best practice and political support for casualty recording.

The purpose of this role is to support ECC’s research programmes by gathering and analysing information on priority issues. Researchers are individually responsible for a specific area of investigation, to be mutually agreed in advance depending on skills and experience. Typical areas include legal analysis, historic or geographically focused research, and media monitoring. You will need to analyse and present your research findings in suitable formats which may include draft reports, briefings, press releases or databases.

Skills and qualifications needed

  • Demonstrable experience and/or expertise of a relevant area, such as human rights, humanitarian law, transitional justice, peace and conflict, or similar.
  • Excellent research, writing and analytical skills, to a minimum of undergraduate level.
  • Willingness and ability to work independently and using own initiative.
  • Adherence to deadlines and attention to detail.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office including Word and Excel. Proficiency in Access, Publisher, WordPress an advantage.
  • Native level fluency in English, French or Spanish is essential. Proficiency in additional languages highly beneficial.
  • We particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience of armed conflict and post-conflict environments. Please also see priority languages listed above.


This role provides professional experience in research and analysis for advocacy purposes, which may be valuable for candidates seeking a career in this sector. It is an excellent opportunity to develop your expertise in a highly topical subject, while building a professional network and enhancing your employable skills. This role is particularly suited to a graduate or postgraduate student who is able to commit limited but regular working hours around studies.

How to apply

Please submit a copy of your CV/resume, an example of your unedited written work, and a cover letter to .

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and may be held on file pending a suitable focus project. Successful candidates will be contacted for interview.

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