Senior Researcher (Remote) at IPAS

Full Time
Posted 5 months ago

Our work began in 1973, with the provision of life-saving reproductive health technologies for health systems in several countries.

Senior Researcher (Remote) at IPAS 1

JOB TITLE: Senior Researcher



  • The Senior Researcher for Policy and Advocacy is a subject matter expert on the national and global opposition to LGBTI rights, and sexual and reproductive health and rights. S/he is responsible for providing high-level background and technical guidance to Ipas staff, partners, journalists, and donors.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Under technical oversight and guidance from the Senior Technical Manager for Policy and Advocacy, researcher conducts investigations on the global opposition to SRHR and LGBTI rights in order to inform Ipas staff, partners, media, and donors about upcoming risks.
  • Coordinates and provides technical research support and exchange to Ipas regional policy staff in CAM, Nigeria, and the AA offices.
  • Collects, synthesizes, and manages research produced by Ipas staff and partners.
  • Produces high quality research for development into policy briefs, articles, and other tools for policy and advocacy.
  • Conducts capacity building workshops for staff and partners on how to research and respond to challenges to SRHR and LGBTI rights.
  • Other tasks as assigned.


  • Advanced degree in related field
  • 10 years of opposition research experience and/or
  • Recognized subject matter expert in focal area(s) related to LGBTI rights, abortion and SRHR
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Experience designing, implementing and evaluating research projects
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in strengthening the capacities of others to develop and implement research projects and produce high quality research papers and policy briefs
  • Demonstrated ability to work in multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to changes in strategy
  • Ability to travel 5%


  • Ten years experience working with an NGO
  • Fluency or proficiency in one or more languages commonly spoken in Ipas program countries other than English
  • Established relationships with relevant research stakeholders and/or networks
  • High levels of emotional intelligence
  • Demonstrated success with high level analysis


  • A Strategist and an innovator – You are creative, innovative and a strategic thinker. You have a strong interest in advancing women’s reproductive health and rights and LGBTI rights
  • Collaborative spirit – We want someone who actively listens and communicates.  Who can connect easily with people across the organization and gain their trust and respect. 
  • Strategic problem solving skills – You have the intelligence to anticipate challenges and the resourcefulness to find solutions.
  • Simplify – You quickly distill complexity to essential and simple concepts and approaches.
  • Flexibility – You are a proactive researcher who catalyzes innovation by influencing strategy and working through others.
  • Connector – You are able to work with many people across diverse backgrounds and facilitate collaboration and coordination among teams with different priorities.

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Job CategoryResearch / Survey