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Internal Application: Volunteer Research Statistician - Social Sciences (Unpaid)

Research | Remote | Volunteer

Job Description

Peacebuilding Solutions (PS) is a humanitarian aid non-profit that offers a technologically and culturally sensitive approach to re-stabilize the livelihoods of people who have become refugees or internally displaced persons.


The Peacebuilding Solutions Research Department conducts research as a 

foundational component to targeted intervention implementation and advocacy for 

improved policies regarding refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs) globally. 

The Research Statistician (Social Sciences) will be responsible for designing and 

developing research methodology (quantitative and qualitative) including statistical 

analysis plans, managing collected data, and analyzing national databases, global 

databases, and original field research collected during PS Operations. Key topic 

includes: 

  • Population Size and Distribution 
  • Income and Poverty 
  • Health
  • Education
  • Refugees/IDPs
  • Housing and Migration


Within this position, you will be offered the unique opportunity to: 

  • Enhance research that implements tailored interventions for refugees/IDPs globally 
  • Utilize research findings to advocate for improvements in national and international policy
  • Manage and Design Surveys and Questionnaires
  • Collect, Analyze, and Report Data 
  • Report findings on Global Platforms including International Presentations and Publications. 
  • Provide technical assistance on survey and population research techniques for refugees/IDPs.


Required Skills/Experience:

Education background in mathematics or statistics with additional coursework in social 

science-related courses. Statistics, Advanced Data Analysis, Research Methods, and 

Quantitative and Qualitative coursework preferred. Examples of social-science related 

coursework/experience include the fields of sociology, psychology, geography, 

international relations, public policy, political science, social work, public health, or 

social and behavioral science.


Ideal candidate will have:

  • Commitment to humanitarian development field
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Experience with statistical analysis and relevant software (SAS, SPSS, Stata, R, NVivo, 
  • Atlas, etc.)
  • Ability to analyze and summarize data efficiently and compellingly
  • Independent worker and a team player


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PS is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.