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Offer: Call For Proposals/Researchers: AWID: Growing Global Powers, Organized Crime Networks

AWID is seeking an excellent researcher, preferably working from a feminist and/or women’s rights perspective, for each of the following four areas/topics: BRICs and/or Turkey, Organized Crime Networks, the Energy Crisis, China. Deadline for applications: May 1, 2011.

Request for Proposals / Researcher on Growing Global Powers (Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa) / The Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) / Location: Flexible / Closing Date: May 1, 2011

AWID is seeking an excellent researcher, preferably working from a feminist and/or women’s rights perspective, with subject matter knowledge on the BRICs and/or Turkey. The researcher will provide background research for an overview article on the growing role of specific powers (e.g. Brazil, India, Turkey and South Africa) - and the implications of this for organizing by civil society organizations and women’s movements.

Among the topics to be covered include: the growing role of these countries in world geopolitics, global economic crisis management and regional blocs (including military, trade and aid policies).

The research will provide background for an article that is part of an AWID series on “What’s Next for Women’s Rights?”

The research consultant will work closely and iteratively with the Lead Researcher and Writer from AWID’s Information and Communications team to determine what data/research is required.

Targeted completion date for the all background research to be complete is June 3, 2011.

Requirements

* Experience doing and conveying background research in written formats (e.g. prose, notes, talking points, etc.)
* Fluency with global-south-based, progressive research sources on growing global powers and specifically Brazil, India, Turkey and/or South Africa
* At least 5 years experience researching the growing global powers and specifically Brazil, India, Turkey and/or South Africa
* Familiarity with women’s rights and women’s organizing and knowledge of where/how to obtain this data on this
* Ability to quickly absorb and cull considerable amounts of information and identify that which is most relevant for the topic and audience
* Oral and written fluency in English
* Demonstrated ability to work to meet deadlines and incorporate feedback
* Reliable email, internet and skype access

To apply, please send:

1. Cover letter (not to exceed 1 page) demonstrating how your experience relates to the above qualification; please also detail your availability (hours per week) in the upcoming months and hourly rate
2. Your CV
3. One research extract of no more than 1000 words researched and written with a gender-sensitive, women’s rights and/or feminist focus
4. Names and contact information for 2 people familiar with your research skills

Send applications in one email, with the four documents requested above as attachments to:
Dr. Masum Momaya at masum@awid.org (please include “Global Powers Researcher” in the subject line)

No phone calls please. Only email applications will be accepted. The deadline is 5:00pm EST on May 1, 2011. We thank all who apply, but only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Candidate interviews will begin the week of April 18th, 2011.

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