Senior Researcher (women’s economic empowerment or gender studies)

at Includovate Research Center PLC
Location Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date Posted August 25, 2021
Category Business Development
Social Sciences
Job Type Full-time
Base Salary 1500
Currency USD



Includovate is about reducing inequality. Therefore, we encourage suitable candidates living with a disability and females to apply. We offer flexible working arrangements and part-time hours if needed.

Includovate is a research incubator that designs solutions for inequality and exclusion. Includovate believes in designing interventions and using research to reshape the social, political, economic and environmental systems that perpetuate injustice. Via the process of ‘systems change’, we focus on complex issues that affect the poor and excluded. We adopt an action-oriented approach to change mindsets and structural conditions that keep unequal systems in place. The result is bespoke and manageable innovations that lead to lasting gender equality and social inclusion.

We model our beliefs. We employ people living with a disability in our business, as researchers, employees, managers and advocates. We firmly believe that diversity is essential to ensure our solutions suit the maximum number of people. The more diverse the problem-solving process, the longer the solutions last. Includovate leads the way in using emerging methodologies and innovative practices.

As a social enterprise, Includovate invests some of its profits into independent research. It builds the capacity of local researchers to lead, publish and improve the quality of the research performed in low-income countries. Includovate employs southern researchers to lead the design of solutions and collaborates with international experts who contribute to methodological excellence and theoretical knowledge. By helping more researchers of the Global South publish, Includovate shifts the power balance of knowledge creation to those with less power.

Includovate believes in flat power and rejects autocratic and centralized structures that hinder participation, collaboration and open dialogue.


We are looking for a motivated individual who wants to grow and learn. We are a start-up firm with an office in Australia and an Ethiopian office. We specialise in applied qualitative and inclusive research.

You will work in a team and with internationals to complete various research consultancies. You will do qualitative and quantitative interviews and use innovative research methods. You will write context analysis and literature reviews and help to write proposals and bring in new money as well as develop research methodologies and designs.

We are looking for a strong feminist who believes in inequality and understands gender and intersectionality theory. You will be strategic in your approach to sharing knowledge, you will care about research ethics and rigour, and you will understand the value of data visualization.


  • Develop research methods for bids and contracts and help Includovate win work.
  • Develop budgets, manage project budgets and manage fieldwork logistics and enumerators.
  • Lead data collection and analysis activities as requested.
  • Manage your time efficiently and effectively.
  • Fix appointments and have Skype calls with international advisers, deliver presentations, host workshops and webinars.
  • Write terms of reference, review proposals and other corporate admin tasks.
  • Help maintain (and grow) a searchable database for enumerators and consultants.
  • Write content for the website and field and donor/client reports.
  • Help to write publishable journal articles.
  • Perform ad hoc tasks as needed for the business to grow.

LOCATION AND HOURS: Ethiopia. fulltime, 40 hours per week. Part time work is available.


START DATE: 1st October

Job Requirements


  • PhD/MA in sociology, anthropology, development studies, women’s studies, or equivalent


  • You listen well, instead of reacting fast, so you can better understand.
  • You’re concise and articulate in your communications
  •  You learn eagerly and rapidly.
  •  You have a high level of interpersonal communication skills and can work in a fast-paced environment.
  •  You make wise decisions (people, technical, business and creative) despite ambiguity.
  • you are mature
  • You are creative and curious.
  • You are a democratic leader and reject command-and-control structures.
  • You are a feminist.
  • You believe in gender equality and equal opportunity.
  •  You have new ideas that prove useful.
  • You have a thick skin and think of critical feedback as a growth opportunity.
  •  You are quick to admit

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