Emerging Markets Research Program Consultant



  • Location: Remote
  • Salary: commensurate with experience
  • Contract Type: short-term consultant
  • Closing Date: 30/10/2016

Under the Emerging Markets Research program, Verité produces annual, country level reports covering a range of labor issues, including Freedom of Association, Forced Labor, Child Labor, Discrimination, Conditions of Work (health and safety, wages, hours, and sexual harassment), government capacity to enforce labor law, and foreign contract labor. Research findings will help guide socially responsible investment decisions by a large, influential fund.

Position description:

Verité is now seeking short-term research consultants to contribute to its Emerging Markets Research Program. We are currently looking for consultants based in the following countries: Hungary, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, and Turkey. Researchers will be tasked with the following responsibilities:

  • Conducting a thorough desk review of relevant resources in their local languages, covering newspaper articles, websites, government publications, and other sources.
  • Identifying and interviewing labor experts, for example, labor lawyers, union leaders, Ministry of Labor officials, and leaders from the non-profit sector or academia.
  • Reviewing relevant legislation on labor issues of interest.
  • Responding promptly to requests for information from Verité headquarters.

Verité estimates that completing the research assignments should take approximately 60 hours, and consultants will have great flexibility in determining their schedules, beginning in November and receiving several months to complete these tasks. Consultants who successfully meet program deliverables will have the opportunity to have their contracts extended over multiple years. Compensation is commensurate with experience.


  • Based in Hungary, Pakistan, Russia, South Africa, South Korea, or Turkey
  • Fluent in English as well as the local language
  • Strong commitment to protecting labor rights • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Past experience working on labor issues is highly desirable. Those with experience related to labor law and human rights research are especially encouraged to apply.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume/CV, and a list of three potential experts you would plan to interview if you received the position. Candidates will be accepted on a rolling basis, so please apply as soon as possible. Email Sophie Broach at [email protected] no later than October 30th with the subject “Application for [name your country] research position.”