Research Consultant

Request for Proposals:
Consultant, Research
Department:   Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) Unit, International Programs Department
Start date:       March 15, 2021
End date:        September 30, 2021
Days of effort: Approximately 30-35 days
Location:        While much of the work can be home-based/virtual, with travel possible depending on COVID-19 restrictions, it will be necessary to have sub-contracts or partnerships with a local researcher(s) in each country (Ethiopia, Mozambique, Philippines) for data collection.
Total budget:  Up to $30,000 CAD
Deadline to apply: March 7th, 2021. Proposals must be submitted in writing via email to: Lara Cousins, Women’s Rights Knowledge Specialist, SRHR, at
Oxfam Canada is seeking an experienced and qualified research consultant (individual or team) to design and lead a qualitative research initiative, data collection, and analysis on the topic of strengthening health providers’ abilities in delivering sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services to adolescent girls and young women in Ethiopia, Mozambique, and the Philippines.
Oxfam Canada (OCA) is an affiliate of the international Oxfam Confederation networked in over 90 countries as part of a global movement for change. Our mission is to build lasting solutions to poverty and injustice with a focus on improving the lives and promoting the rights of women and girls. For more information on our organization, please visit us at
Oxfam Canada is currently implementing an approximately 40 million CAD portfolio in SRHR programming, via its Sexual Health and Empowerment (SHE) and Her Future, Her Choice (HFHC) projects. Part of Oxfam Canada’s theory of change for its SRHR programming is a focus on research, including participatory action research, to generate evidence, knowledge and learning for SRHR programming, policy, influencing, and advocacy.  In this regard, OCA will undertake a Research Series over 2021-2023, with the first topic focused on unpacking the most effective ways to work with service providers and strengthen their abilities in addressing the SRH needs of adolescent girls and young women (AGYW). The research will more specifically understand:
• the challenges faced by health providers in Ethiopia, Mozambique, and the Philippines in providing comprehensive, youth-friendly, gender-sensitive SRH services  to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW); and,
• strategies that may help to address such challenges.
For the full Terms of Reference for this consultancy including details on how to apply, please contact Lara Cousins at

Pro bono consultant for Indian Muslim women

6 month role // 5 hours a week // Create and execute a program for young Indian Muslim women
About the social start-up, LedBy Foundation:
LedBy is a not-for-profit company, founded at Harvard University, in early 2019. We are a leadership incubator that is closing the opportunity divide for Indian Muslim women by providing them skills, experience, and support through a tech-based, non-religious, social, and professional community platform that brings together inspiring and aspiring Indian Muslim women and the people who support them, across religions, genders, and countries.
What working at LedBy will give you:
The opportunity to work in a dynamic environment and a rapidly scaling up enterprise. We want to learn and grow fast as we build for the long-term by constantly iterating and bringing new solutions to the table.
Are you the one?
• You are entrepreneurial. You possess excellent judgment with a demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks, complex issues, and competing priorities with excellent attention to detail
• You are an excellent communicator, exceptionally organized, detail-oriented, and self-driven. You are passionate about our mission, and comfortable working in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial, sometimes ambiguous, and often dynamic work environment
Role and Responsibilities:
• Strategy design & development: Develop and implement a women’s circle program that meaningfully impacts college-going and young professional women from India’s largest minority (Muslims)

RightsCon Communications Manager (Global Location Options)

About us

Access Now ( is a growing international human rights organization dedicated to defending and extending the digital rights of users at risk around the world, working on issues of privacy, security, freedom of expression, and transparency. Team members are distributed across six continents, working locally, regionally, and globally to achieve our mission.


About the role

The RightsCon Communications Manager is an important role within the RightsCon team, responsible for leveraging a range of online tools to engage and expand the diverse RightsCon community toward a shared agenda for human rights in the digital age. Functions encompass communications strategy, marketing, social media, website management, and outreach management.

This position is housed within the RightsCon team and reports through the RightsCon Director, and liaises closely with members of advocacy and communications teams.


What you will do


Communications strategy and marketing management

Design and manage communications, marketing, and outreach strategies to support year-round engagement, including for our 10th anniversary in 2021, with existing and new community members
Use current and historic data sources to further audience segmentation and develop clear indicators of growth/impact/success
Develop and lead a communications schedule for the five-day event, including creating a schedule for content and executing all engagement opportunities
Leverage RightsCon platforms, including the website, newsletter, blog, and social media to strategically support RightsCon mission and goals
Draft communications materials, including blog posts, content for the website, internal and outreach templates, to support programmatic and operational success
Draft content across all RightsCon platforms, including the summit event platform, website, proposal portal, and more, to facilitate a clear participant journey

Social media, website, and design management

Coordinate with design team to create multimedia content adapted to various platforms
Run RightsCon social media accounts in coordination with the Access Now advocacy team (including Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn)
Create a social media calendar and maintaining a regular publishing schedule that reflects and leverages the work of RightsCon and the global human rights community
Offer constructive, community-building, and tactful interactions with audiences across channels
Actively monitor website to maximize opportunities for engagement, featuring priority content, and maintaining best practices for UX and accessibility
Liaise with design team and external design consultants to produce RightsCon materials, and publications

Press outreach and management

Develop and manage a press outreach strategy for RightsCon
Assist in liaising with press in lead up to RightsCon, including coordinating press pass processes, preparing press materials, identifying areas for media coverage, and recording press hits

About you

You will have a passion for, and track record of success in, connecting with online communities and developing high-impact digital content. You are a creative and empathetic communicator, as well as a thoughtful, goal-oriented planner who doesn’t mind crunching a few numbers to track outcomes. Most importantly, you have a finely-tuned attention to detail, a commitment to excellence, a strong sense of humor and team spirit, the ability to own and independently manage multiple projects at once, and an appetite to continuously learn new tools and tactics. You are ready to be a thought partner to your teammates in identifying opportunities for impact, and to keep RightsCon’s mission at the forefront of day-to-day work.


Passion for the mission, with understanding of the unique challenges at-risk and marginalized communities are confronting, as well as familiarity with (or a demonstrated willingness to learn about) developments in technology and its impact on human rights
Four to six years of experience using communications tools to expand engagement in a network, community, or event
Experience managing a community contact database and leveraging newsletter content to drive sign-ups and build retention
Knowledge of platform-native analytics tools, and the ability to translate analytics to meaningful learnings to adapt strategies and deepen impact
Native-level fluency in English, with meticulous attention to grammar and style, and the ability to edit your own work
Strong persuasive writing skills and the ability to distill complex issues into simple, compelling messages
Strong internal and external communication skills, paired with cultural sensitivity and passion for human rights issues
Excitement about continuous learning, trying new things, and being a member of a team
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, respond quickly to breaking news items, and effectively balance competing priorities

It’s very helpful if you have

Past experience with WordPress or a similar content management system (CMS)
Past experience with Matomo or other website analytics tools
Basic knowledge of building data visualizations with web tools, such as Google Data Studio or Infogram
Basic knowledge of HTML
High-level proficiency and ability to write persuasive, compelling content in a second language

Time Commitment and Location

This is a full-time position. We are accepting applications from qualified individuals in Belgium, Costa Rica, Germany, Tunisia, and the United States. Preference is for someone able to work from one of our office locations — when they reopen — in Berlin, Brussels, New York, San José (Costa Rica), Tunis, or Washington, DC. The successful candidate must have work authorization in the location on which they will be based. We will be unable to sponsor visas or relocations for this role.



Access Now offers competitive compensation and benefits packages that align with our office localities. Team members from all regions also benefit from a strong global culture aligned around:

Professional development and growth opportunities
Work-life balance…including a generous paid time-off program
Extensive workplace flexibility
Connection to a diverse, global team of passionate, principled professionals
Organizational resilience and support for all team members
Opportunities to recharge (including paid refresher leave after 4 years)

How to Apply

Please submit the following documents through the APPLY FOR THIS JOB link:

Cover letter outlining your suitability for the role, and your salary expectations

Our hiring teams review applications submitted through our job openings page (BambooHR); email submissions are not accepted. In order for us to communicate with you on the status of your application, please be sure to add to your contacts list, and check spam or junk folders so that you do not miss updates from us.


We are a global human rights organization committed to inclusivity and equity, and seek the most talented team members who bring their true selves, with diverse backgrounds, cultures, perspectives, and experiences. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and encourage diversity and consider applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other legally protected status. Our commitment applies with regard to all aspects of one’s employment, including hiring, transfer, promotion, compensation, eligibility for benefits, and termination.