Research Advisor | Part-time | Remote | 2024

Research Advisor | Part-time | Remote | 2024

Chemonics seeks a Research Advisor for the ongoing FCDO and Norad funded MOBILIST programme. Mobilizing Institutional Capital Through Listed Product Structures’ (MOBILIST) is a programme targeting listed markets for their potential to mobilize large scale investment flows. Its overarching strategic objective is to help catalyst new vehicles for financial intermediation (through a public market approach) that begin to accelerate investment flows needed to bridge the financing gap. The programme seeks to partner with the financial services industry in developing listed products that can intermediate this capital, and in a form that responds to the prudential regulations and investment models that today define the scope of opportunity for institutional capital.

As the programme continues its implementation phase, Chemonics requires the services of a Research Advisor to support the effective implementation of its research mandate and related workstream activities. We are looking for individuals who have a passion for making a difference in the lives of people around the world.

Responsibilities include:

  • Engage in preparatory reading of MOBILIST’s programme documentation
  • Collaborate with the project’s workstreams to identify and plan activities (adhoc research events, convenings) that strengthen complementarity between MOBILIST research and investments.
  • Provide detailed and written feedback on research policy notes and other outputs, particularly to support alignment of research outputs with the MOBILIST portfolio, investment strategy and overall Theory of Change
  • Shape stakeholder engagement/communications activities including representation at events to ensure uptake of research outputs in accordance with the Theory of Change
  • Consistently following FCDO regulations and Chemonics policies and quality management best practices


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, banking, economics, social sciences, international development, or related field required.
  • Minimum seven years’ experience in investment banking, asset management, including experience in product development, business development, and/or other technical knowledge management strategies for a donor-funded project.
  • Experience working with FCDO is a plus.
  • Previous experience in financial services sector required.
  • Strong written and verbal communication abilities required. Prior experience writing published articles and material preferred.
  • Good understanding of development finance and relevant terminology strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure with diverse teams across multiple geographic areas and manage production schedules.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite helpful.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills, versatility, and integrity.
  • Fluency in English required.

Application instructions:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter attached and “Research Advisor” in the subject line to by August 01, 2024. No telephone inquiries, please.  Applications would be reviewed on a rolling basis and Chemonics will contact shortlisted applicants with a view to filling the role as soon as possible.

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