Title: Research Expert
Project: Readers’ Forum: Strengthening and Promoting Civic Journalism in Armenia
Description: Research Expert required to author policy recommendations (White Paper) in the field of social protection, specifically drafting a foster care policy for the Republic of Armenia; defining not only policy directions but also resource allocation; drafting recommendations for child welfare legislation.
Duration: April 20, 2019 - June 20, 2019
EVN Report is an independent, non-profit online magazine. It is an eclectic mix of in-depth reporting that offers substantive analysis and commentary on politics, economy, culture, tech and innovation, the arts, as well as compelling narratives, podcasts and multimedia storytelling.
The above-mentioned project is to create a space and a platform for readers to be co-creators of engaged, credible journalism and allow them to have a voice in driving policy development, to collaborate in bringing about a more informed public, and to engage in matters concerning society through EVN Report’s Readers’ Forum. The initiative will include developing well-researched policy papers that offer alternative and supplementary policy recommendations (White Papers) produced by experts in each respective sphere. These White Papers will be platformed through EVN Report's discussion forum to facilitate public engagement that includes the input of other experts, opinion makers, social activists, community leaders, EVN Reports' editors and journalists, and most importantly, our readers, who remain vital stakeholders. A broad range of coordination and consultation are undertaken with relevant government bodies by EVN Report’s editorial team to determine gaps in policy areas requiring immediate attention.
The research expert is expected to:
-Design research and methodology
-Assign tasks to research assistants, monitor their research, provide mentoring
-Draft and submit White Paper to EVN Report’s Editorial Staff
-Publication of White Paper on Readers’ Forum
-Follow discussion and participate when/if necessary to the conversation
-Participate in public forum organized by project team
Objective of Assignment: Finalize and deliver a White Paper on foster care.
Deliverables: A White Paper that meets the policy expectations, the research design, and methodological rigor set forth in the project. Specificity of deadlines are contingent on the finalized contract agreement.
a) Established professional background (advanced degree and academic experience) in the specific field of expertise (sociology, economy); demonstration of expertise through examples of publications, research, or field work;
b) Demonstrated track record in being recognized as a policy expert;
c) Quality of writing sample submitted.
Duration of Assignment: The assignment will last for a maximum of two months; deadline specifications will be included in the contract.
1st payment within five days of signing the contract – 20% of contract value.
2nd payment within five days of submitting the White Paper and approval by Project Director – 80% of contract value.
Application Procedures: Please send your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 5, 2019.