SADF is looking for a Research Assistant (Brussels located)

Our partner South Asia Democratic Forum (SADF) is looking for a Research Assistant located in Brussels, Belgium.


  • SADF is a think tank with four to five permanent staff members based in Brussels, one to two temporary interns and two part-time non-resident associates. It works in cooperation with its main member, ARCHumankind, and with a consultancy LessMeansMore.
  • The research assistant will work directly with the director.


  • Assist in SADF research
  • Participate in internal and external communications (writing press releases and reports, and manage social media pages)
  • Assist the publications outflow of the think tank
  • Assist the development of website content and graphic design activities (SADF publication series, conference and seminars posters)
  • Support the organisation of events/conferences/expert roundtables (concept and logistics)
  • Assist with daily administrative tasks (agenda setting, preparations of missions, business trip bookings, etc.)
  • Assist with day-to-day issues of the office
  • As far as other tasks allow, to develop own research.


  • Native level of fluency and strong writing skills in English (working-level French or/and Dutch are considered an asset);
  • Trustworthiness and flexibility;
  • Ability to work well independently and as part of a team;
  • Legal availability for a permanent working contract based in Brussels following Belgian law
  • Master’s degree, preference in Economics, Political Science, International Relations or International Law; intention to engage in a PhD is a plus;
  • Knowledge of or strong interest in South Asian affairs is a plus
  • Driving licence is a plus

When applying, please provide a detailed CV and a cover letter that clearly explains 1) why you are interested in working for SADF; 2) when you would be available to start; 3) your salary expectations.

This position will start on 1 March 2019. To apply please send an email to [email protected] specifying in the subject line ‘Research Assistant Application’ before 13 February 2019 at 17:00 UCT.

Contact point: South Asia Democratic Forum, 19 Avenue des Arts 2nd floor, 1210 Brussels, Belgium. Email: [email protected] Web: Contacts: +12 026 834 180; +32 2 808 42 08