Call for Researchers in Albania

Deadline: 15 October 2017
Open to: local and an international experienced researcher
Benefits: the costs will be paid by PERFORM directly

Description

The ability of think tanks to engage and contribute through research projects to the improvement of domestic policies and regulatory frameworks is essential for ensuring the long-term sustainability of reform processes. However, the related effectiveness is determined by different factors such as think tanks’ capabilities, fundraising opportunities, access to policy making, relationship with public outlets such as national media, etc.

In this framework, PERFORM is seeking to contract a local and an international experienced researcher to undertake a comprehensive assessment study on the current situation of think tanks in Albania. The study should investigate the typology(s) of existing think tanks at the domestic level, as well as assess their activity and impact in the national policy- and decision-making processes. In particular, the study should explore potential paths for integrating the results of conducted research by the think tanks within the domestic policy-making system.

Eligibility

Local Researcher

  • Postgraduate degree in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • At least 10 years of relevant research experience in the field of social science and humanities;
  • Good understanding of the complexity of decision-making processes;
  • Good understanding of the CSO environment in Albania;
  • Experience in developing policy-oriented research;
  • Experience in assessing evidence-informed decision-making;
  • Experience with internationally funded research projects;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Proven team worker;
  • Full professional fluency in English.


International Researcher

  • Postgraduate degree in the field of Social Sciences and Humanities;
  • At least 10 years of relevant research experience in the field of social science and humanities;
  • Experience in working within the think tank sector;
  • Good understanding of the complexity of decision-making processes;
  • Experience in assessing evidence-informed decision-making;
  • Good understanding of the CSO environment in Albania;
  • Experience in developing policy-oriented research;
  • Experience with international funded research projects;
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills;
  • Proven team worker;
  • Willingness to travel to Albania;
  • Full professional fluency in English.

Benefits

  • This assignment will cover the period of 25 October 2017 – 15 December 2017;
  • The local researcher will work for a maximum of 40 working days;
  • The international researcher will work for a maximum of 25 working days;
  • Applicants should submit a financial offer specifying the gross remuneration fee per day, and total amount. Expenses incurred for regional and wider travel shall not be included in the financial offer. These costs will be paid by PERFORM directly.

How to apply?

  1. Cover letter/Expression of interest;
  2. Full professional curriculum vitae, including full list of academic publications;
  3. Outline of research design and methodology (including an outline of the structure of the document);
  4. Financial offer (including a detailed breakdown of the use of time in the different phases of the research).

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