The World Justice Project's (WJP) global research team is seeking a Qualitative Research Consultant to support its research on policies and data that promote people-centered civil justice. In consultation with the Chief Research Officer and Director for Access to Justice Research, the Consultant will be responsible designing, coordinating, and analyzing in-depth interviews (IDIs) with data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to civil justice. The ideal candidate will have experience working on issues related to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 16.3.3 on access to civil justice and/or working on people-centered justice, as well as proven experience facilitating in-depth interviews and consultations, and synthesizing information into meaningful analysis. The expected duration if the consultancy is six (6) to nine (9) months.
Essential Responsibilities: The main responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Designing an in-depth interview (IDI) guide for interviews to data producers, policymakers, and representatives of international organizations working on evidence-based policy for advancing access to civil justice;
- Conducting and coordinating approximately 20 interviews to be conducted by a team of WJP research staff and consultants, including developing a sampling plan and timeline;
- Coordinating and producing qualitative analysis of IDIs; and
- Drafting summaries of virtual workshops on data-driven policies to improve access to justice as needed, and providing other substantive or facilitation support as needed.
Successful candidates will demonstrate the following skills and qualifications:
- A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience working on issues related to civil justice, legal needs, and people-centered justice;
- Knowledge of political processes related to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and SDG Indicator Framework, in particular SDG 16.3.3. on access to civil justice;
- Proven experience facilitating workshops and conducting interviews with subject matter specialists or groups, and synthesizing the information into meaningful analysis and prose;
- Methodological expertise in qualitative research methods strongly preferred;
- Superior research and analytical skills, and ability to interpret and analyze data and complex documents;
- Experience producing reports and research products for external audiences and funders;
- Ability to write clearly and concisely, to structure arguments in a logical fashion and to balance technical rigor with simple explanations;
- Post-graduate university degree in international affairs, social sciences, journalism, economics, policy studies, regional studies, or pre-law;
- A strong communicator and team player, culturally aware and able to work in an international setting; and
- Ability to be flexible and work independently with little supervision.
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