Consultancy: Research specialist, Monitor Impact research team
Contract period: 5 July to 17 December 2021 (negotiable)
[Equivalent of up to 16–20 days per month]
Deadline for applications: 4 June 2021, at midnight, CET
The International Campaign to Ban Landmines – Cluster Munition Coalition (ICBL-CMC) seeks an experienced and motivated consultant to undertake research for the Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor initiative.
Note: Not all unique aspects of the job are covered by this job description. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and advance to the next stage of the selection process.
The consultant will work as part of the Impact research team and be supervised by the Impact research team leader. The consultant will be coordinated and accountable to the Monitor Editorial Manager and ICBL-CMC Director. Work will be conducted in adherence with the Monitor 2021 production schedule.
Tasks of the research specialist will include:
Research and drafting
Quantitative and qualitative analysis and data processing
The ideal candidate will have the following profile:
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor
Landmine and Cluster Munition Monitor (“the Monitor”) provides research and monitoring for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines (ICBL) and the Cluster Munition Coalition (CMC). The Monitor is an innovative initiative by the ICBL-CMC to monitor implementation of and compliance with the treaties, and more generally to assess the efforts of the international community to resolve the landmines, cluster munitions, and explosive remnants of war (ERW) problem.
The Monitor is a civil society monitoring mechanism for the treaties and an essential tool in holding governments accountable to their legal obligations and political commitments.
The Monitor has conducted neutral and independent research on landmine, cluster munition, and ERW issues since 1999. The initiative produces reports with information on cluster munition and mine use, production, trade, stockpiling, contamination, casualties, clearance, risk education victim assistance, and support for mine action. Landmine Monitor and Cluster Munition Monitor reports are seen as the most comprehensive source of information on matters related to the treaties and addressing the impact of mines, cluster munitions, and other ERW. The Monitor also produces thematically relevant country profiles, fact sheets, briefing papers, and infographics, in addition to maps and tables on thematic issues.
Research for the Monitor is undertaken by researchers and editors well-respected for their expertise and the impartiality of reporting. The Monitoring and Research Committee (MRC) ensures the accuracy of the Monitor.
About the ICBL-CMC
The ICBL-CMC is a global civil society network dedicated to putting an end to the suffering caused by antipersonnel landmines and cluster munitions.
We seek to prevent all use, production, and trade of these weapons, and to ensure stockpiles are destroyed. We call for efficient clearance of all landmines, cluster munitions and explosive remnants of war; and we want to see the fulfillment of victims’ rights and needs. The best way to reach these goals is to ensure the universal adherence to, and implementation of, the 1997 Mine Ban Treaty (MBT) and the 2008 Convention on Cluster Munitions (CCM). To this end, we monitor, analyze, and report on the progress of these two instruments.
ICBL-CMC members, including survivors and victims of landmines and cluster munitions, take action in some one hundred countries. We work in an inclusive manner with NGOs and individuals committed to helping reach our goals. We believe in the impact of a coordinated and flexible network of NGO expertise.
The ICBL received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1997 for its work to bring about the Mine Ban Treaty.
Contracting and Remuneration:
Payment and financial compensation will be subject to location and experience.
ICBL-CMC is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from qualified candidates, and we offer fair treatment to all current and potential employees/contractors/interns regardless of their gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, sex characteristics, race, age, disability, ability, economic status, national origin, religion, ethnicity, and historical, cultural and geographic experiences.
Please send a cover letter and CV by 4 June 2021
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