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The mandate of the UN Special Rapporteur on extreme poverty and human rights is seeking a research consultant to assist with the preparation of a research memorandum on In-Work Poverty in Latin America and Africa.



ASAP until 15 June 2023 (approximately)




The position will involve conducting research on key topics related to in-work poverty in Latin America and Africa. Prospective applicants will conduct independent research guided by a supervisor through written feedback and regular meetings. Expected outputs include a research memorandum in English of 10 to 15 pages (approximately 8,000-10,000 words) and to operate as a ‘resource person’, of whom the team can ask questions about in-work poverty in Latin America and Africa. The memorandum will cover key legislation, policy, and implementation issues, drawing on relevant research and analysis.

Qualifications and experience

Graduate degree in sociology, law, public policy, economics, or related discipline (required); expertise in the area of in-work poverty (required); experience conducting critical and message-focused literature reviews (required); knowledge of international law and human rights, including socio-economic rights (preferred).

How to apply 

Please send your CV, a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, and a short writing sample in English that is relevant to the abovementioned topics to jobs@srpoverty.org by close of day on 12 May 2023. Please send these documents attached as three separate files with the format “LAST NAME, Name – CV/Cover letter/Writing sample”.

Any questions can be sent to carlos.cortes-zea@srpoverty.org

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 12 May 2023. Only shortlisted candidates will be notified.