A Philippine Human Rights NGO providing Psychosocial Services and Rehabilitation to Internally Displaced Persons and Survivors of Torture and Organized Violence.


Job Opportunities:

Please submit your applications on or before October 11, 2018. Late submission of application will not be entertained.

BALAY Rehabilitation is in need of One Research Assistant (RA):

Position: Research Assistant for Family and Kinship Subproject

Brief Description:

Balay Rehabilitation Center, Inc. is an NGO that provides psychosocial services and advocacy support to victims of torture and organized violence. One of its projects focus on the prevention of urban violence in its site at Bagong Silang, Caloocan. Through this work on urban violence Balay has formed part of a Global Alliance that focuses its work on the protection and prevention against urban violence. It does so with knowledge generated from local projects in Denmark, South Africa, Liberia, and the Philippines. At least two central insights have emerged from its work of addressing authority-based violence across these different settings. First, it is productive not to distinguish rigidly between rehabilitation and prevention of violence and secondly, relations to family, community and authorities can be both perpetrative and supportive of groups and individuals at risk. Families can provide protection and support but can also be the context for violations.

In this sub-project the Global Alliance intend to explore, across three contexts, the role of families and kinship relations in addressing (or the opposite) authority-based violence in communities to understand how and the extent to which families are protective or perpetrative of authority-based violence. The project also recognizes that family and kin relations exist within the context of inherent gender and power dynamics, which may also have an impact on responses and actions towards addressing authority based violence in communities. The family structure is conceptualized as the configuration of roles, power and status. These are often context specific and depend on families’ socio-economic background, cultural and/or religious beliefs, family patterns and extent of urbanization.  It is therefore important for this project to explore the above factors to strengthen the design of gender responsive family interventions and advocacy initiatives towards addressing authority based violence. In the Philippines, this would be operationalized in its local project site in Bagong Silang, Caloocan – where a Research Assistant (RA) is expected to contribute in the successful conduct of this.


  • Graduate/undergraduate from fields of family development/community development/ social work
  • Have relevant community-based experiences
  • Knowledgable, comfortable, and competent in qualitative research
  • Dynamic, flexible, and hardworking

Scope of Work:

The engagement of the RA would be on providing support on the conduct of the project (i.e. field work, encoding of data, initial analysis). He/she would be expected to fulfill these within a 3-month part-time engagement alloted with a lump sum renumeration of Php30,000. There would be minimal reporting to the office of Balay as the focus of the work will be on site visits and encoding. Instead, regular reporting would be done via communication channels. Logistical arrangements would be discussed once the post is filled.

Specific Tasks:

  1. Support in the conduct of data collection through home visits of 6 families spread within the 3-month engagement (either documenting the interview facilitated by a project team member or conducting the interview themselves)
  2. Encode field work notes and observations
  3. Organising data and information collected  
  4. Providing initial analysis from process notes of the field work
  5. Participate in meetings and debriefing sessions related to the project

Application Requirements:

  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Letter of intent (please include relevant experiences)

Interested applicants may submit CV and Letter of Intent to Ms. Josephine Lascano - Executive Director, Balay Rehabilitation Center and send it to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Please do not duplicate your applications and attached both documents in one email only. Put HRMD and the position you are applying for as subject of your email (e.g. HRMD: Researh Assistant for Family and Kinship Subproject). Shortlisted applicants will be contacted thru mobile and/or email. PLEASE NOTE that applications sent through Facebook will not be entertained.


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