Announcement: Research Consultant

Position title: Research Consultant
Minimum period of commitment: 15­ 30 days (will be adjusted based on deliverables)
Application deadline: 4pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014
Location: Male’, Maldives

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I. Background

Transparency Maldives is conducting a project targeted at increasing transparency and accountability of the parliament in the Maldives. The key activities of this project are designed to facilitate public participation in holding the parliament accountable. We believe civil society actors can play an important role in holding MPs accountable, as consultative agents in promoting issues of public interest and to support members of the parliament in making policy decisions and legislation.
II. Objectives and scope

Transparency Maldives will be conducting a mixed methods research survey to discern public attitudes and
perceptions towards floor crossing with the intention of using the data collected for advocacy purposes and to create a dialogue between members of the parliament, civil society organisations, media, and the public on parliamentary best practices on floor crossing. The researcher is expected to design the methodology and assist with reviewing survey questionnaires, and prepare a short paper on the main findings. The paper must explore floor crossing trends in the Maldives, and include regional/global case studies to highlight different floor crossing systems.

III. Closing date for applications

Before 4pm Tuesday, 16 December 2014.

IV. Application and selection procedures:

Email 1) a cover letter stating clearly why you are suitable for the post, 2) curriculum vitae and names of two referees, 3) proposed research methodology, and 4) samples of previous publications to Ms. Fazla Abdul­-Samad ([email protected]).

Only short­listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you are shortlisted you will be notified by either phone or email by Wednesday, 17 December 2014.
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