available languages: english October 24, 2017

Contract Period:

Short-term assignments for November – December 2017

Background:

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies and the development of democratic institutions world-wide. DRI has been present in Ukraine since September 2014. Together with the Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, DRI has worked with major Ukrainian civic initiatives to provide systematic monitoring and reporting on the key political reforms: constitutional reform, judiciary reform, decentralisation, electoral law reform.

Based on the findings of its Briefing Paper 77: Freedom of Peaceful Assembly – The Ukrainian Version and expert discussion on the topic held in Kyiv within the framework of the Parliamentary Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Relations between Nations in Ukraine’s Verkhovna Rada on 25 May, DRI is conducting a further research of the matter and is recruiting three local experts who would support DRI in this short-term project.

Duties and responsibilities:

Under the guidelines of DRI, the experts will work as a team and will develop a policy paper on regulation of peaceful assembly matter in Ukraine, in particular they will:

  • Develop the methodology for the paper
  • Identify key stakeholders targeted by the matter and develop as well as conduct interview with the stakeholders;
  • Analyse the results of the interview and include them into the paper;
  • Finalise and publish the paper;
  • Present the findings of the paper to the public;
  • Assist DRI in maximasing the outreach of the paper.

Qualifications:

  • University degree in law, political science or other relevant fields;
  • At least five years of research, comparative, and/or practical experience in the areas of constitutional law, human rights, and international standards of democratisation;
  • Proven experience in developing the methodology of interviews/surveys, conducting interviews/surveys and analysing the results of the interviews/survey;
  • Fluency in English is a strong asset;
  • Proven research, policy writing and presentation skills are required.

Application process:

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, CV and examples of writing (links to three recent publications would be sufficient) to europe@democracy-reporting.org with “Peaceful Assembly (Ukraine)” in the subject line.

Closing date for applications: 7 November 2017 (midnight CET).

The position may be filled before the end of the deadline, so early applications are encouraged.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.