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Role title: Research Volunteer
Availability: 20 hours/week, flexible working hours
Remuneration: Unpaid

About RightsTech Women:
RightsTech Women is a nonprofit association based in Geneva. Our mission is to advance the human rights of women and girls in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). We are currently looking for Research Volunteers.

Tasks of the Research Volunteers:

  • to conduct a supervised desk research study, using existing data sources of relevant international organizations, on the situation of women and girls in STEM fields;
  • to compile and to visualize information into easily understood formats; and,
  • to assist with other tasks as needed.

Prerequisites and competencies required:

  • degree in Qualitative Research, Social Sciences, Economics, International Relations, Statistics or a related field from an accredited academic institution
  • previous experience with ILO will be an asset
  • strong experience in Microsoft excel and Google spreadsheets
  • familiar with commonly used research methods;
  • able to compare data sets and information, as appropriate, and to analyze information and gaps;
  • completes assignments on time and communicates questions;
  • is able to work well in a team and independently when required; and,
  • is an enthusiastic, motivated worker, committed to quality work and to good team outcomes.

Resources required:

  • must have her or his own laptop and be able to use it for work; and
  • must have a functioning Internet connection through which to communicate with the team.

Other requirements:

  • must already be present in Geneva, in possession of a Swiss residence permit valid for the duration of the volunteer position; and,
  • must already have her or his own valid Swiss health insurance for the duration of the volunteer position.

To apply:
Send your letter of motivation and CV to: volunteers@rightstech.com, indicating ‘Research Volunteer” as the subject title of your email.

Please don’t forget to copy and paste the following statement in your email:

As the Data Subject, I hereby give my consent to RightsTech Women as the controller of personal data in accordance with Article 6(1)(a) and Article 7 of the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing of Directive 95/46/ES (General Data Protection Regulation) my free and unequivocal consent with the processing of my personal data for the purpose of recruitment process.

If I am a RTW Volunteer, I also agree to let RTW know of any changes in my employment status while I am a volunteer, so as to avoid any conflict of interest.

Without it, we won’t be able to process your application.

RightsTech Women will not use your data for any other purpose besides recruiting and working with volunteers.

RightsTech Women is an equal opportunity organization. Recognizing the value that diversity adds, we actively work to build a diverse team.