Research Coordinator, Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons
Effective with the release of this position announcement, Winrock International is recruiting applicants for the position of Research Coordinator for the USAID-funded Asia Counter Trafficking in Persons (Asia CTIP) program. The program works to reduce trafficking in persons in Asia through improved information, cross-border collaboration and private sector leadership.
The responsibilities, duties, and qualifications are described in the attached position description.
Winrock International is a nonprofit organization that works with people in the United States and around the world to empower the disadvantaged, increase economic opportunity, and sustain natural resources. By linking local individuals and communities with new ideas and technology, Winrock is increasing long-term productivity, equity, and responsible resource management to benefit the poor and disadvantaged of the world.
The salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Applicants should submit a current resume and cover letter referencing Research Coordinator in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org by October 20, 2019. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Winrock would like to thank all applicants for their interest but only candidates who meet all requisite criteria and are short listed will be contacted.
Research Coordinator, Asia CTIP
Bangkok, Thailand or Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Civic Engagement & Social Equity
Stakeholder Engagement and Learning Specialist, Asia CTIP
The Research Coordinator will supervise and coordinate the planned research on migration and TIP under the Asia CTIP program and will coordinate regional advocacy work for strengthened policy. This includes implementing Winrock’s John D. Rockefeller 3rd Scholars Program (JDR3) research program, a grant-making initiative that supports applied research on social, agricultural and environmental challenges facing communities in developing countries in Asia. The Asia CTIP program intends to hold a grant competition and award applied research grant(s) using the JDR3 model.
Conduct a two-phase research grant competition
- Assist Asia CTIP Stakeholder Engagement and Learning Specialist to set up an Advisory Committee and work with Asia CTIP project staff, Winrock home office staff, and expert in-country advisors to prepare requests for planning grant concepts on the selected research topic(s);
- Identify academic experts with experience in applied research to serve on the grant competition judging committee;
- Conduct the grant competition, facilitating the judging committee to select winners in the planning grant and full grant phases
Manage a one- to two-year applied research grant
- Work with the team’s Advisory Committee to finalize the research grant budget and scope of work;
- Communicate with project staff, JDR3 home office staff, and expert in-country advisors about the progress and deliverables of JDR3 research team to ensure the research is conducted on time and under budget
- Assess the technical training needs of research teams and identify and organize appropriate support;
- Coordinate and host a JDR3 Program training on policy influence;
- Review draft and final research deliverables in coordination with appropriate Winrock staff;
- Proactively identify and address problems and challenges faced by the research team and report them to staff;
- Plan and coordinate meetings and events for the research team and key stakeholders to share research progress and results, with the goal of informing policy;
- Represent Winrock at meetings and conferences as needed
Other Asia CTIP responsibilities
- Monitor implementation of research on irregular migration and development of data portal on migration patterns
- Coordinate with other development agencies on the establishment and strengthening of national and transnational referral mechanisms for victims of human trafficking on Asia;
- Liaise with local research institutes to improve coordination and build capacities on research on TIP and migration;
- Coordinate and support ongoing advocacy action for the protection of vulnerable migrants in the region;
- Provide support to identify and advocate for strengthened policies on responsible recruitment;
- Track and analyze implementation of region-specific recommendations put forward in US Trafficking in Persons Report;
- Write and revise technical reports;
- Other duties as assigned.
- University degree (or higher) in education, international development, migration studies, political science, public policy/administration, or a relevant social science discipline.
- At least 3 years of experience in working in the development sector in Southeast Asia on migration-related issues;
- Experience with research/advocacy/policy analysis on migration and TIP in Southeast Asia and excellent knowledge of the context of low-skilled migration in Southeast Asia;
- Excellent writing, analytical, and communication skills;
- Ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities under pressure, and attention to detail;
- Fluency in English required;
- Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook applications;
- Experience working in offices of regional/international organizations strongly preferred.
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