The Advocata Institute is hiring committed and high-achieving individuals for the following positions:

Research Associates

Advocata is seeking full-time research associates to contribute towards our studies on the Sri Lankan economy and public policy.  The major responsibilities of this position include conducting research and providing support on issues around protectionism, regulatory reform and state owned enterprises. Research responsibilities will include quantitative data analysis and visualization, fact-checking and editing, and background research. Administrative responsibilities will include supporting events and contributing to our digital content.

Research Interns

Research interns will have the opportunity to work with a research associates and senior scholars on a range of pioneering research on Sri Lankan public policy issues.  The ideal candidate is a recent graduate of economics / public policy from a reputed institute or someone looking to study economics or a related subject in the near future.  

Communications Officer

Advocata is seeking a driven and passionate individual to manage a dynamic communications program at the Institute.  The ideal candidate is proficient writing, and social media, and able to translate complex ideas into simple consumable content both online and offline.

An excellent command of both written and spoken English is essential.  Proficiency in graphic design and video editing is a plus.

Blogger  (Sinhala)

Advocata is seeking a blogger to contribute towards it’s digital content platforms on an on going basis primarily in the Sinhala language.  The ideal candidate should be able to translate and adapt works in English into consumable content geared towards Sri Lankans that explains policy perspectives.

Prospective candidates should submit sample writings or links to their personal blogs at the time of application.  Part-time candidates will be considered.

Video Editor (Part-time)

Advocata is seeking a part-time video editor to join it’s team to contribute towards it’s digital content efforts. As an organization committed to communicating research through new media, Advocata is constantly creating videos and other digital media to reach our target audiences.

Video editor will be tasked with editing simple content into consumable material on our social media platforms and websites.


Advocata offers a stimulating work environment with the energy and culture of a startup focused on impact. Qualified candidates should send an email to complete with a CV and a note on why you would like to join Advocata before 12th of April 2018.