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Become a Research Partner

EJS Center / Become a Research Partner

One of the barriers to women’s advancement in public leadership is a lack of representation in leadership positions. In order to advocate for greater representation, it’s crucial to gain a better understanding of the current state of play.

The EJS Center is creating a publicly available data dashboard tool that will track women’s representation in senior government positions, beginning with a focus on West African countries. The data dashboard will enable the display of data in a user-friendly, easily digestible format.

The EJS Center is looking to partner with external researchers to conduct quantitative and qualitative desk-based research for this tool in all West African countries (Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, and Togo).

The research partner must be individual researchers and can be either independent or affiliated with an institution or organization, with strong research experience in the political field and who ideally have a comprehensive knowledge of the political systems of the countries listed above.

The EJS Center will provide a detailed data collection tool which clearly outlines the details we are looking to collect, and the researcher will be expected to fill all required fields with credibly sourced, accurate data. This data will help us to develop a picture of women’s representation in public leadership in each country. The research partners will work closely with the EJS Center’s research team throughout the project to source and compile data. It is expected that this research will be conducted remotely and in line with COVID-19 restrictions.

Please find the RFP for this position here.

Before submitting your application, please ensure that you have read the RFP and that you meet the requirements listed. Please also closely follow the guidelines provided in the RFP regarding the format and content of your proposal. Applications that do not adhere to the guidelines will not be considered.

Should you have any questions about the application process, please contact us.

Please submit your application to by August 31st.