National Analyst Program - KYIV

About Voluntās (Latin: will, goal, purpose, meaning)
Voluntas is a consultancy that puts purpose above profit and aims to fundamentally change how human potential is led and realized. In our work across the development and humanitarian sectors, we provide fact-based policy options and recommendations based on extensive research and analysis in fragile and conflict-affected regions. We use our insights to underpin strategic thinking and evidence-based decision making. Our goal is to have a positive, sustainable impact on populations affected by crisis to improve their living standards and access to rights.

We work across North and East Africa, the Middle East, Eastern Europe, and South Asia with a wide range of clients including UN agencies, international NGOs, major donors, and private companies. Our projects focus on policy and programming, research, needs assessments, perception studies, context monitoring, and monitoring and evaluation. We work on thematic areas such as governance, conflict resolution, political economy, informality, climate, migration, prevention of violent extremism, youth, gender, human rights, employment, health, water, food security, and WASH.

National Analyst Program
We are looking for highly motivated individuals for our 6-month national analyst program. The national analyst program starts on August 1, 2024 and the selected candidate will be based in our office in Kyiv, Ukraine. The program is designed to maximize the analyst’s own potential while providing a hands-on opportunity to experience a wide variety of assignments with our international clients and partners. Analysts will contribute to our work by applying critical and creative thinking on research and analysis and by supporting our consultants on projects. Our program is designed to prepare early-career professionals for work in the humanitarian and development sector, and many of our analysts have also been hired as full-time staff after completing the program.

As an analyst, you will serve as a full-time member of our team and receive day-to-day coaching from experienced colleagues.

Your Ethics

  • You put honesty above compassion
  • You put self-awareness above self-confidence
  • You put facts above sentiments
  • You put humbleness and hard work above good intentions


Your Responsibilities

  • Conducting desk research to support development of research, monitoring, and evaluation methodologies and reports.
  • Quantitative and/or qualitative analysis of interviews, large-scale surveys, focus-group discussions, and other data collection modes.
  • Contributing to drafting proposals for new projects.
  • Contributing to project and methodology design (including scoping, sampling, instrument development, and analytical frameworks).
  • Conducting interviews with relevant stakeholders.
  • Drafting presentations and written reports.
  • Providing administrative support and input to internal strategic processes.


Main Competencies

  • Bachelor´s degree or higher in economics, political science, international development, international law, or similar field
  • Excellent written and spoken English; Ukrainian and Russian skills are a strong asset
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • High level of personal initiative, accountability, and a strong work ethic
  • Intellectual curiosity and inquisitiveness
  • Cultural awareness, strong communication skills, and ability to work in a team
  • Strong academic record and excellent writing skills
  • Demonstrated interest in international issues, M&E, and research
  • Results-oriented mindset
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Experience with statistical and visualization software (SPSS, Excel, Tableau, PowerBI) is a strong asset

Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in Ukraine.

Compensation: National analysts will be compensated with a stipend of USD 620 per month.

How to apply
Interested candidates should send a resume (CV), grade transcripts, and a cover letter addressing all three points below:

  1. Write a short story about who you are as a human being
  2. Tell us what the most inspiring project imaginable for you at Voluntās would be (not a current Voluntās project)
  3. Describe the three biggest weaknesses you will bring to Voluntās

The cover letter (maximum one page) and CV must be written in English. Selected candidates will be invited for a written test/assessment followed by interviews to discuss their self-awareness, interests, and experience.

Deadline: We are screening incoming applications on a rolling basis

The national analyst program starts on August 1, 2024

Don’t let the fact that you do not tick all boxes stop you from applying. At Voluntas we are committed to creating a diverse environment. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity employer and a community of colleagues from all continents and varied backgrounds.
We encourage all qualified applicants to apply irrespective of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Elizabeth Jones 
Senior Associate

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