Volunteer researchers wanted

Every Casualty Counts is undertaking an unprecedented mapping project to compile all sources of information on casualties of armed violence from 1900 to the present day. We are recruiting volunteer researchers to support this project.

Research volunteer

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 a special research project developing a global database of sources of information on casualties of armed conflict, genocide and other mass violence since the start of the 20th century. Volunteers will be assigned to teams focusing on specific geographical areas and given individual responsibility for researching a particular subcategory. Research will take place online.

  • Demonstrable experience and/or expertise of a relevant area, such as human rights, humanitarian law, transitional justice, peace and conflict, or similar.
  • Excellent research 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 an advantage.
  • Data and statistical analysis skills an advantage.
  • Native level fluency in English, French or Spanish is essential. Proficiency in additional languages highly beneficial – please see priority languages listed above.
  • We particularly encourage applications from candidates with lived experience of armed conflict and post-conflict environments.

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.

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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