Bodhi Global Analysis is looking to build a network of research consultants, committed to producing sound, objective research and analysis. We welcome applications from researchers who have international experience, are multilingual and who are keen to bridge the gap between academia and policy

Applications should be sent to jobs@bodhiglobalanalysis.com in the following format:

  • Cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the role sent as a PDF file labelled ‘CL - Full name of applicant’
  • Please state your day rate in the cover letter
  • CV as a separate PDF file labelled ‘CV - Full name of applicant’
  • Include details of at least two references within the CV
  • One relevant writing sample
  • The subject line should clearly state the position you are applying to

Please note: Applications will be reviewed and interviews conducted on a rolling basis. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you have not heard from us within two weeks then you can assume that your application has been unsuccessful. Unfortunately because of the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide individual feedback. Applications that do not follow the required format will not be considered.

For more information on current vacancies see below:


Quantitative Researchers

We are looking for quantitative researchers with 3-5 years of relevant experience in development economics, quantitative research methodologies including designing and administering surveys. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • Masters in International Development, Economics or other social science discipline with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Knowledge of econometrics and statistics essential
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including designing and administering surveys
  • Proficient in use of statistical software like STATA or SPSS
  • Strong writing skills; ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent English language and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Additional language skills highly desirable, especially Arabic, French, and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: Masters
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Senior Researchers (Gender Specialisation)

We are looking for senior researchers with a PhD in a relevant field and extensive experience working on gender issues, particularly designing gender-specific indicators, sex-disaggregated data collection, gender assessments, gender mainstreaming, SGBV (gender based violence). Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Economy, International Development, Politics, Economics, or a related field
  • Experience working on gender issues, particularly designing gender-specific indicators, sex-disaggregated data collection, gender assessments, gender mainstreaming, SGBV (gender based violence)
  • Strong writing skills; ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills –– experience in research design, indicator design and familiarity with range of research methodologies
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent English language and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Additional language skills highly desirable, especially French, Arabic, and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: PhD
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Senior Researchers (Labour and Employment)

We are looking for senior research consultants with a PhD in political economy, international development, labour studies, labour economics or a related field and specialisation in labour issues. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • PhD in political economy, international development, labour studies, labour economics or related subjects
  • Strong writing skills; ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills –– experience in research design, indicator design and familiarity with range of research methodologies
  • Proficient in use of qualitative analysis packages like Nvivo and/or proficient in use of statistical software like STATA or SPSS
  • Extensive experience of carrying out research on labour issues, especially in the context of fragile and conflict affected states
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent English language and communication skills, both oral and written

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: PhD
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Experienced Research Consultants with a Gender Specialisation

We are looking for researchers with minimum 3-5 years experience working on gender issues and a Masters degree in gender and international development or a related field. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • Masters degree in Peace and Conflict Studies, Political Economy, International Development, Politics, Economics, or a related field
  • 3-5 years of experience working on gender issues, particularly designing gender-specific indicators, sex-disaggregated data collection, gender assessments, gender mainstreaming, SGBV (gender based violence)
  • Good understanding of gender and development issues
  • Strong writing skills; ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills –– experience in research design, indicator design and familiarity with range of research methodologies
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent English, both oral and written
  • Additional language skills highly desirable, especially French, Arabic, and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: Masters
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Development Economists

We’re looking for senior research consultants with a PhD in Development Economics or other quantitative social science discipline demonstrating a sound knowledge of econometrics and statistics. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • PhD in Development Economics or other quantitative social science discipline
  • Sound knowledge of econometrics and statistics (cross-section regressions, pseudo-panels, IV analysis, regression discontinuity designs) essential
  • Experience in research design and familiarity with range of qualitative and quantitative research methodologies, including survey instrument design
  • Proficient in use of statistical software like STATA or SPSS
  • Sound understanding of policy and project evaluation methods, including indicator design desirable
  • Strong writing skills; ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent English language and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Additional language skills highly desirable, especially Arabic, French, and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: PhD
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Senior Research Consultants (Conflict)

We are looking for senior research consultants with a PhD specialisation in conflict and extensive experience of working on conflict issues, in particular conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, conflict sensitivity, CVE assessments. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • PhD in Peace and Conflict Studies, International Development, Politics, or a related field
  • Experience of working on conflict issues, in particular conflict analysis, conflict prevention, conflict resolution, peacebuilding, and conflict sensitivity
  • Strong writing skills; ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills –– experience in research design and familiarity with range of research methodologies
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Previous experience of working for an international organisation desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent English, both oral and written; additional language skills highly desirable, especially Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: PhD
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Senior Research Consultants (Migration)

We are looking for senior research consultants with a PhD and extensive experience working on migrant issues including refugees and IDPs, migrant labour issues, returnee reintegration, etc. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • PhD in Migration Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Development, Politics, or a related field
  • Experience of working on community mapping and profiling, refugees and IDPs, migrant labour issues, returnee reintegration, migrant flows, remittances, social protection, forced migration and trafficking, stakeholder and services mapping etc
  • Strong writing skills - ability to draft high-quality analytical research reports
  • Excellent quantitative and/or qualitative research skills - experience in research design and familiarity with range of research methodologies
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states
  • Demonstrable project management experience. Good organisational and planning skills and ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Previous experience of working for an international organisation desirable
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Excellent English, both oral and written; additional language skills highly desirable, especially Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: PhD
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience


Research Assistants

Bodhi Global Analysis is looking to build a network of research consultants, committed to producing sound, objective research and analysis. We are looking for junior researchers and research assistants on a contract basis. Click here for a full description.

Candidate Specifications

  • Masters in International Development, Peace and Conflict Studies, International Relations, Politics, Economics or other social science discipline
  • Minimum 2-3 years of demonstrable experience of working on conflict, gender, migration, or labour and employment issues
  • Experience in qualitative and quantitative research methodologies
  • Knowledge of statistical software like STATA or SPSS, desirable
  • International field research experience in developing countries, especially in fragile and conflict affected states, desirable
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work both as part of a team and independently
  • Excellent English language and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Additional language skills highly desirable, especially Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Swahili

Terms of reference

Employment type: Contract
Minimum qualification: Masters
Location: Fieldwork assignments in locations across Asia, Africa, MENA regions
Pay scales: Based on qualifications and experience