Associate at Meaningful Societies Beirut, Mumbai, Khartoum, or Tunis

Job Opening

Beirut, Lebanon

Mumbai, India

Tunis, Tunisia

Khartoum, Sudan

Meaningful Societies

About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)

Voluntas is a consultancy that puts purpose above profit and aims to fundamentally change how human potential is led and realized. In our Meaningful Societies pillar, we provide fact-based policy options and recommendations based on extensive research and analysis in fragile and conflict-affected regions. We use our insights to underpin strategic thinking and evidence-based decision making. Our goal is to have a positive, sustainable impact on populations affected by crisis to improve their living standards and access to rights.

We work across Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia with a wide range of clients including UN agencies, international NGOs, major donors, and private companies. Our projects focus on policy and programming, research, needs assessments, perception studies, context monitoring, and monitoring and evaluation. We work on thematic areas such as governance, conflict resolution, political economy, informality, migration, prevention of violent extremism, youth, gender, human rights, employment, health, water, food security, and WASH.

We are looking for a highly motivated individual to join us as an associate at one of our offices in Beirut, Mumbai, Khartoum, or Tunis. The ideal candidate will have 2-3 years’ experience working on research projects for an international organization, research institute, consultancy, or university.  

Your Ethics

  • You put honesty above compassion
  • You put self-awareness above self-confidence
  • You put facts above emotions
  • You put humbleness and hard work above good intentions

Your Responsibilities

  • Leading project and methodology design (including scoping, sampling, instrument development, and analytical frameworks)
  • Leading quantitative and qualitative research and analysis
  • Overseeing development of presentations and reports
  • Liaising with clients on project needs
  • Supporting business development efforts
  • Supporting and mentoring junior staff based in Beirut, Copenhagen, Khartoum, Mumbai, and Tunis


Main Competencies

  • Masters in economics, political science, international development, or similar field
  • Strong academic record
  • Excellent drafting skills with demonstrated experience delivering concise and high-quality products
  • Demonstrated experience with data management and statistical analysis software (SPSS, STATA, or R)
  • Solid knowledge of quantitative research methods for social science (sampling, weighting, data cleaning and management, descriptive statistics, inference analysis)
  • Ability to lead quantitative analysis research
  • Familiarity with data visualization (Excel, Tableau, or PowerBI)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Excellent written and spoken English; French and/or Arabic skills are a strong asset
  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • High level of personal initiative, accountability, and a strong work ethic
  • Ability to work independently as well as within a team
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)

How to apply

Interested candidates should send a resume (CV), grade transcript, and a cover letter (maximum one page) addressing the three points below:

  1. A time your actions positively impacted a community
  2. A time when something genuinely excited you
  3. An inspiring project at Voluntās you would like to work on (not a current Voluntās project)

The cover letter (maximum one page) and CV must be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for a written test/quantitative assessment followed by interviews to discuss their self-awareness, interests, and experience. In your cover letter, please indicate your preferred location

Deadline: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis

We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, irrespective of age, gender, race, or ethnicity.

For any inquiries feel free to contact Rebecca John (

Feel free to reach out:

Rebecca John
Project Leader


  Rebecca John