We are looking for a skilled Policy & Research Assistant to undertake policy research and produce policy briefs on specific issues using a Christian perspective. The appointment is from 2024 to 2026.

Role purpose

The Policy & Research Assistant is responsible for developing and implementing plans for research and policy work to ensure that House of Sarah continues to deliver on its strategy, vision, mission, and values. The role includes supporting our engagement through research, campaigns and influencing, and synthesising relevant existing and emerging research and analysis, developing, and presenting credible policy recommendations.

Key responsibilities
Leadership Team 
• Working as part of the Leadership Team, focusing on research and policy work •
• Preparing periodic reports for the HoSMC showing progress, implementation, and monitoring of the research and policy work 

• Coordinating research on areas relevant to House of Sarah.

• Building and maintaining effective relationships with stakeholders in the relevant policy area, in order to build optimum conditions for successful advocacy of House of Sarah’s policy positions
• Working closely with our Communications staff to create and run campaigns to influence policy change and create social impact

Required Skills and Personal Attributes:
A tertiary qualification in a relevant discipline (for example, gender and development, social science, community development) or equivalent work experience
• At least 2 years’ experience in policy analysis and research within the public or community sector
• Lived experience – or a strong understanding – of the ways that gender inequality intersects with other forms of inequality and oppression to limit people’s access to services, support, and safety
• Experience conducting desktop research or contributing to primary research processes, preferably in a field related to family or gender-based violence
• Well-developed analytical skills, including the ability to source, synthesise and critically evaluate data and evidence from diverse sources
• Demonstrated ability to produce high quality written materials and communications in a variety of formats
• Ability to work collaboratively as part of a close-knit team
• Awareness of the drivers, dynamics, and impacts of family and gender-based violence
• Intermediate computer skills using Microsoft 365 suite.

Closing Date
Written applications indicating qualifications, work experience, plus the names of two (2) referees (one professional and one character) in curriculum vitae to be sent to Executive Director, House of Sarah, P O Box 7791, Nasinu or emailed to:

Interested applicants may contact Ms. Caroline Chambers on email: for detailed job specifications.

Applications close at 1pm on Thursday 1st February 2024.