Research Assistant

Announcement of Vacancy: 

Suitably qualified citizens of the Member States and Associate Members of the Association of Caribbean States are invited to apply for the position of Research Assistant at the ACS Secretariat at its headquarters in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago.

Reporting to: 
Director of Cooperation and Resource Mobilisation
Type of appointment: 
Full time
Duration of appointment: 
18 months
Duties and responsabilities: 
Under the general guidance of the Director, the incumbent is responsible for using research resources to produce reliable and accurate information in order to facilitate decision making and the dissemination of ACS work throughout the region.
  1. Research, compile and analyse data related to the thematic areas of the Directorate;
  2. Prepare research briefs, research papers, speeches, newspaper and online articles based on research findings;
  3. Assist in the research and development of project proposals according to international and any guidelines established by the Secretariat;
  4. Support the implementation and management of project activities such as monitoring and evaluating their status, tracking budget expenditure, and ensuring supporting documents are completed and submitted to the relevant parties for review;
  5. Liaise with various international partners (development agencies, international organizations, civil society institutions, etc.) as needed to build partnerships for the implementation of ACS projects and initiatives;
  6. Prepare content for publication on the website and social media pages regarding the outcome of activities developed by the Directorate and the participation of the Directorate in meetings and official missions;
  7. Deliver oral presentations at the Secretariat on topics related to the thematic areas of the Directorate at least once a year;
  8. Support the ACS in the execution of official meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences;
  9. Prepare Rapporteur’s Reports and Executive Summaries of ACS official meetings in compliance with established Agreements;
  10. Provide courtesy translation of documents;
  11. Manage and maintain physical and electronic records for Directorate in accordance with ACS policy, procedures and standards;
  12. Represent the ACS at official meetings, events, workshops and conferences as designated.
Minimum qualifications: 
  • A University degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in fields related to International Relations, Sustainable Development, Public Administration, Economics or other relevant areas;
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in researching data, drafting research papers, reports and providing administrative support services;
  • Experience in project planning and management would be an asset; and 
  • Working in an international or regional organisation will be considered an asset. 
Remuneration package: 
  • Monthly Remuneration: US$1,584.64 (tax exempted);
  • Group Health Insurance.
Documentation required: 

Currriculum vitae. University degree certificate. Language Certificates (not in first language). Names of three referees and contact information.

Temporary Position
Job Title: 
Research Assistant
Deadline for receiving applications: 
10 September 2021