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Research Assistant, Transitional Justice

About the Student Opportunity

HHI is seeking a graduate-level research assistant (RA) with strong analytical and statistical skills. The RA will work with Prof. Phuong Pham and Prof. Patrick Vinck at HHI and a joint Harvard-Tulane program, Transitional Justice Evaluation Tools (TJET), evaluating the effectiveness of transitional justice policies such as prosecutions, truth commissions, reparations, and vetting and lustration. The data and evidence generated by this project will serve to design better policy to address the complex needs of survivors of violence and conflict for accountability, with particular emphasis on the need to prevent, respond to, and end impunity for sexual and gender-based violence in conflict and mass atrocity. The grant focuses on the following case countries: Cambodia, Central African Republic, Colombia, Cote d’Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Guatemala, Iraq, Mali, Sri Lanka, Haiti, and Myanmar. The RA will report to Prof. Pham and Prof. Vinck.

The RA will be working to conduct literature reviews on topics relating to violence and transitional justice, will contribute to analyzing existing survey data collected on transitional justice, and will support the drafting of peer-review or policy papers. Ideal candidates should be proficient with data analysis (Stata, R, or SPSS). The graduate research assistant may be asked to provide additional assistance in preparing report for sponsors, summarizing project results, and review and edit manuscripts. The position will begin as soon as possible in the summer term and fall and may extend into the spring according to the needs of the team. There is potential for co-authorship of publication(s) from this work. Candidates from any Harvard graduate school are invited to apply, with special preference for candidates from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard Kennedy School, and the Graduate School of Education.

The Transitional Justice Research Assistant will:

  • Conduct literature reviews.
  • Analyze existing data.
  • Produce data reports for the Transitional Justice team.
  • Contribute to peer-reviewed publication with co-authorship credit.
  • Assist with other tasks related to the Transitional Justice program as needed.
  • Attend meetings organized by the Global TJ program.


  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Graduate student currently enrolled in the T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Kennedy School, or the Graduate School of Education preferred, other graduate students will be considered.
  • Proficiency in data analysis (Stata, R, SPSS).
  • Highly motivated and organized.
  • Can work independently in a remote capacity.
  • Familiarity with Google Drive and Dropbox.
  • Interest in public health and humanitarian applications.
  • Fluency in languages (UN languages) in addition to English is preferred.

Required documents to apply

  • CV/resume
  • Statement of interest outlining your statistical analysis experience and preferred analysis software

Compensation: $20.50 per hour

Number of Hours per Week: 10-15 hours per week

Job Start Date: Immediately

Time Frame: Fall 2022, Spring 2023, Summer 2023

Location of Internship

The primary work location for this position is Cambridge, MA, but you may discuss a remote or hybrid arrangement at the time of interview. In order to be on Harvard payroll, you must reside in one of the following states – MA, NH, RI, ME, CT, VT, NY, or MD. We are also working primarily remotely at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Until our return to campus, this interview process and position will be conducted virtually – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work. The remote nature of this position is only temporary. Local, on-campus work will be required as a condition of continued employment once Harvard and this role return to an operational status that supports it. We will support flexible work schedules upon return, subject to business needs.

To Apply

Please send a CV and a statement of interest outlining your statistical analysis experience and preferred analysis software to Program Manager, Laura Tourtellotte ( with the subject line TJ RA: YOUR NAME.

  • Harvard students, please be sure to indicate whether you have Federal Work Study funding.
  • Harvard students can also apply through the website of the Harvard Student Employment Office (SEO) at

We will begin reviewing applications starting on August 15th, 2022.