Sustainable Development Research Analyst

Sustainable Development Centre
  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jan 31

Position description

The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) ended in 2015, succeeded by the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that same year. For the SDGs to be successful, it requires collective action and coordination between governments, INGOs, NGOs, CBOs, lawyers, businesses, diplomats, and people at the heart of the global development in a climate of increasing inequality, rising fragility and conflict, unprecedented forced displacement, and climate change.


Sustainable Development Centre

The Sustainable Development Centre addresses these issues head on. The Sustainable Development Centre is a research organisation focusing on the 17 Sustainable Development Goals and the associated 169 targets. Special emphasis is placed on local change-makers and locally-driven implementation of the SDGs from big cities to local communities. .



We are looking for remote volunteer research analysts who can work remotely and able to contribute monthly articles on the SDGs. We focus on critique, implementation, innovative solutions, and reform in the name of more equitable and inclusive development. We look at the progress made on the SDGs and the challenges they have face in real-time, as well as what the future holds across regions and countries implementing the SDGs over the next decade.


You will be required to produce nuanced and forward-looking qualitative analysis on current development initiatives, programmes, challenges, and deliver both system and context-specific evaluations.

You should be able to write clearly, concisely and impartially. We are looking for writers who are passionate about ways to achieve inclusive sustainable development with a firm grasp of the international development landscape.

Application instructions

Writers will be required to publish an article per month. Publications can take multiple forms: topic articles, idea pieces, interviews or book and film reviews. The length of articles should be around 1,200- 2,000 words. Review articles should be around 700 words. Please view our publication guide on our website for more details on style and deliverables.

If you can meet these requirements, please send your CV and cover letter. Please include at least two examples of written work in your cover letter.

Recent graduates and young professionals in diplomacy, journalism, international development, law and development, corporate responsibility, youth development, international relations, and human security are especially encouraged to apply. 

Successful applicants will undergo a three month review period.

Applications are considered on a rolling basis.

The role will start ASAP for successful applicants.

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