Project Member Role and Responsibilities
Position Title: Project Team Member
Position Description: Project team members work in teams of 3-6 researchers under the direction of the team leader to conduct a targeted research project in collaboration with an NGO. Team members will collaborate on research design, methodology decisions, research, and report compilation.
Application Deadline (MOTG Project): Friday 4th March 2022
Attend weekly or biweekly team meetings
Communicate with representative(s) from NGO to receive information and resources informing research, update on progress, and discuss possible refinements
Execute research in small chunks per week (for example, one week may consist of “spend 1.5 hours reading about X and write 2-paragraph summary”)
Attend FTRU organization-wide meetings or social events
Time Commitment: This role will entail 2.5 hours of research per week and up to 2 hours of meetings per week (team meetings may occur weekly or every other week; FTRU/NGO meetings may be once or twice a month). The average week will include 4-5 hours of work, though select weeks may vary based on project progress and timelines.
Preferred Skills and Qualifications:
Passion for development and willingness to learn
Some previous research experience and understanding of research design and methods
Strong writing skills and attention to detail
Strong ability to collaborate with others
Why Join From the Roots Up?
→ Experience developing and conducting a short-term, low time commitment research project in the development field, with real-world implications
→ Experience being part of a research team in think-team setting
→ Build connections and relationships with NGOs
→ Gain a better understanding of NGOs and how they work