Junior researcher, Impact editorial team, Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
Contract period: mid-march March to end December 2023. This is a part-time position (equivalent of up to 2 days per week).
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) seeks a data-driven and motivated consultant to undertake research and data processing for the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor initiative. Core responsibilities will include research on the impact of mines and cluster munitions, as well as assisting in cross-referencing and updating the Monitor impact database.
The consultant will undertake the following tasks:
Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by these terms of reference.
• Conduct desk research, in-person and on-line interviews, with country-relevant actors;
• Research and draft an agreed portfolio of country profiles on the impact of mines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war (ERW), and efforts to address their impact;
• Process and analyze qualitative and quantitative mine action data;
• Liaise with in-country researchers in selected countries to collect supplementary research, including by cross-checking information as required;
• Fact-check and location check quantitative and qualitative reporting; and
• Provide assistance in impact data entry and converting data to other formats for analysis.
Deliverables will include:
• Draft and update an agreed portfolio of country profiles on the impact of mines, cluster munitions and ERW.
The ideal candidate will have the following profile:
• A university degree in a relevant field, such as Political Science, International Development, International Relations, or Sociology;
• Experience conducting research and knowledge of data processing;
• Professional English language proficiency–written and spoken– additional languages (such as Arabic, Russian, or Portuguese) an asset. Excellent English writing skills required;
• Ability to conduct multi-country analysis and to articulate research findings through clear, rigorous, and concise written products;
• Keen attention to detail: ability to produce high-quality written research products on tight deadlines;
• Ability to work independently, keep team members up-to-date, and to discuss feedback working remotely;
• An open-minded, flexible, and critical-thinker;
• Excellent and proven communication and interpersonal skills: ability to easily engage with a wide range of people in a thoughtful and sensitive manner, including with survivors and indirect victims of conflict; and
• Strong computer literacy including experience with questionnaire formats, databases, and Microsoft Office products.
How to apply
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis so please apply early. ICBL-CMC reserves the right to close the call for candidates before this deadline if the ideal candidate is found sooner. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
ICBL-CMC is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from qualified candidates, and we offer fair treatment to all current and potential employees/contractors/interns regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.
Persons with disabilities and persons representing mine/ERW affected communities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Please send a cover letter and CV by 5 March 2023 to firstname.lastname@example.org.