Call for Interest – International Research Advisor
The ASEAN Regional Mine Action Center (ARMAC) was established by the ASEAN Leaders at the 21st ASEAN Summit in 2012. The ASEAN Leaders envisioned ARMAC to serve as a centre of excellence to encourage the efforts to address the problems of explosive remnants of war (ERW) for interested ASEAN Member States (AMS) with the following mandate and functions:
- Enhance awareness programs on the dangers of ERW among affected communities;
- Facilitate appropriate medical and rehabilitation assistance for victims of ERW, upon request from the affected ASEAN Member States; and
- Assist interested ASEAN Member States in research and knowledge sharing on the effects of ERW and efforts to address them, including through writing proposals for technical assistance projects and funding, at their specific and individual request.
In January 2021, ARMAC has received the funding support from the Government of the Republic of Korea through ASEAN-Korea Cooperation Fund (AKCF), to implement the project “Enhance Victim Assistance Programmes in the ASEAN Member States”. One out of five objectives is to conduct research regarding ‘Community Perspectives of Humanitarian Mine Action in Lao PDR and Viet Nam’.
In achieving the aforementioned objective, ARMAC is looking to hire a qualified international research advisor to provide advisory support to research team in Lao PDR and Viet Nam to execute the activity. Hence, ARMAC invites an interested and qualified research advisor to join ARMAC and lead the implementation of the researches to be conducted in Lao PDR and Viet Nam.
Key Deliverables and Timeframe
The main output of the advisor is to produce the Research Study/Report in English covering the both countries, Lao PDR and Viet Nam. The raw data (in Excel file or relevant format) should be consolidated and submitted.
The final paper of the research study is expected to cover Executive Summary, Introduction, Methodology, Research Findings/Lessons Learnt/Good Practice, Conclusion, Recommendations and relevant Annexes.
Consultancy to commence early November 2022 until the end of March 2023. The research key tasks and timeframe are as follows:
|Key Tasks||Estimated timeline|
|Research proposals submission||October 2022|
|Identify research institute for each case study (each country)||November 2022|
|Literature review/research design and data collection||December 2022 -January 2023|
|Data analysis||January 2023|
|Report – first draft and revision||February 2023|
|Final report||March 2023|
|Dissemination and presentation (if applicable)||April 2023|
Due to travel restriction under the pandemic, research advisor may work remotely. Any meetings and/or correspondences may be held virtually. If travel is not restricted, the advisor may arrange/conduct face-to-face meeting, interview or/and field visits at their own costs.
The principal responsibility for managing this research study resides with the ARMAC Permanent Secretariat. The international research advisor will deliver the outputs within the timeframe as specified under Key Deliverbles and Timeframe above.
The Permanent Secretariat will be responsible for liaising with the relevant stakeholders as necessary to provide all relevant documents and facilitate to set up stakeholder meetings/interviews/field visits.
How to apply:
Please send following required documents:
- Cover letter indicating the application;
- A Financial Offer specifying the costs (daily rate) that will be incurred throughout the consultancy;
- A copy of most updated CV (curriculum vitae); and
- Copy of passport with a recent photograph
- Sample of written works and/or journal from a previous research study is required, especially paper works related to Mine Action sector.
The application can be submitted to email address: email@example.com with subject “International Research Advisor” by 16 October 2022, 23:00 (GMT +7).
Only shortlisted candidates will be notified. Applicants are invited to apply as early as possible. The applications will be assessed on a rolling basis. More information about ARMAC, visit www.aseanmineaction.org