Call for Researchers: CAB Roster

CAB is looking for early-career researchers from Central Asia to be included in our roster.

Successful candidates will be invited to participate in CAB applied social research projects in the countries of Central Asia. The position involves activities in various areas including but not limited to data collection, coding, analysis, reporting and visualisation. Certain projects and job responsibilities are suitable for remote employment, while others require travelling around the region specifically for data collection.


  • Perfect written and oral communication skills in any of the following languages: Tajik, Uzbek, Kazakh, Kyrgyz, Turkmen in combination with English or Russian
  • Recent Ph.D. graduate or current Ph.D. candidate, or Master’s degree in social sciences
  • Candidates with a degree in Sociology, Social research methods, Demography, Central Asia Studies, Gender Studies, Political Science will be given preference depending on the specific project
  • Previous experience in research projects will be an advantage

If you meet the listed qualifications, please send us your CV and a short (200-word) cover letter to:

Current CAB fellows will be required to apply separately to be included in the roster. 

Deadline: February 1st

Office manager

Central Asia Barometer (CAB) is a regional, independent, non-profit institution for applied social research and analytics on topics of public interest.

In order to ensure the day-to-day operation of our organization, we are looking for an office manager. 


  • Perfect written and oral communication skills in English and Russian 
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in social sciences 
  • Experience in grant reporting, documentation, formal correspondence
  • Experience working in international teams 
  • Strong interest in Central Asia studies/applied social research
  • Total work experience not less than 2 years (including internships)
  • Candidates with work experience with grant documentation and reporting will be given preference


  • Provide general administrative support in the office and project management
  • Assist with coordination with local/international partners
  • Maintain organizational reporting systems
  • Handle contracts, documentation, reporting
  • Organize logistics for meetings, seminars, conferences 
  • Interpretation and translation of documentation and other materials

Specific job duties:

  • Set up and maintain simple files. Assist in preparing and administering office accounts and records. Enter, update, and retrieve information stored in files and databases;
  • Schedule and coordinate meetings and appointments. Maintain an office calendar. Make travel arrangements following specific instructions and keep a travel itinerary; 
  • Support office by using automated equipment such as facsimile machines, personal or networked computers and printers, copy equipment, voice messaging and electronic mail systems, and telephone equipment;

If you meet the listed qualifications, please send us your CV and a short (200-word) cover letter to:

Deadline: February 1