JOB PURPOSE: Research and Influencing Follow will directly engage in finance for development team and supports in the development of technical resources material (report, briefs, research paper, etc.) to deliver the national campaign (Even it Up) advocacy strategy with greater focus on influencing through media and communication. H/She will lead in developing and implementing research and influencing material on the basics for project implementation & development strategy and delivering high quality work in research an influencing. H/She will be responsible for technical backstopping and influencing communication and coordinating with the Tax Justice Coalition member’s organisation to implement the campaign spikes and associated plans at all levels.
Not directly but may have to manage limited research and influencing budgets to produce technical products for communication materials, visits of alliances, other project need base related activities regarding research and influencing, etc.
Specifically, this role will lead to the development of technical content material for Finance for development Project which includes:
For the duration of the initiative, the Research Fellow will be responsible for:
Develop and deliver a comprehensive public campaign strategy comprising print, electronic and social media aspect
Strengthen strategic partnership with coalition engaged in project campaigning and writing on different economic development issues by maintaining contacts with key persons.
Contribute ideas and input into international researches and influencing campaign strategies and activities relating to Pakistan
Generate regular high quality researches on the theme of Even It Up campaign and F4D advocacy work
Monitor and evaluate technical research work generated and to draw lessons and analyse in order to improve influencing coverage
Assist with the media training (Journalist & Bloggers) through partner in the Tax Justice Project.
Produce backstopping technical content (paper, brief, research pages, blogs, etc.) to be used by Oxfam
Develop and influence high impact researches and Pakistan case studies for programme interventions to both internal and external stakeholders/audiences
· Masters/Graduation in Social studies i.e. Economics
· Knowledge of research trends and environment in Pakistan
· Understanding of basic element of both internal and external researches and communication
· Adequate understanding of different research techniques
· Knowledge for linking research and influencing with communication and advocacy and campaigning
· At least 05 years working experience in research and influencing at national level
· Experience of developing training programmes and facilitating training activities for partners in different social economic issues
· Experience in developing high quality success stories
· Experience of working with national stakeholders
· Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Urdu
· Good research, facilitation, influencing and persuasive skills, with ability to build strong, credible relationships and to communicate and transfer information to a wide audience
· Good analytical and conceptual thinking skills with good strategic perspective,
· Able to understand complex issues and information from different sources and present this clearly and simply
· Strong skills in conducting technical researches and survey for influencing and dissemination
· Presentation skills
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Indus Consortium is a collaborative platform of three rights-based development organizations i.e. Laar Humanitarian Development Program (LHDP), Doaba Foundation and HELP Foundation. These three organizations have been active since long time mainly responding to natural disasters and other development needs of their respective operational areas along River Indus. These organization adopted an innovative approach to create a joint platform for learning, synergy, evidence based advocacy to address macro level structure causes of development problem on the basis of their field experience and create solidarity among communities living around river Indus and are vulnerable to natural and manmade disasters.
The joint platform is a manifestation of a joint force of the people living around Sindhu (Indus River) basin in Pakistan. The Consortium represents the unity among various groups of different ethnic, linguistic and geographic features and their determination to struggle for the development of the people around Indus River.
The concept of a joint forum of various organizations for the holistic socio-economic development of these least served rural, riverine, disaster-prone and marginalized communities was visualized by Doaba Foundation district Muzaffargarh and shared with LHDP in District Badin. This pragmatic and innovate idea got acceptance and proved a step towards joint thinking in 2004. . In 2005 another likeminded organization - HELP Foundation - from povertystricken district of Rajanpur in Punjab, joined the two organizations i. With the association of these three based organizations the thinking firmed up to create a development consortium for improved research and coordination.. For this transitional purpose, another prominent research & development actor - Rural Development Policy Institute (RDPI) based in Islamabad – became part of the consortium in 2008.
The idea was materialized in the form of establishment of Indus Consortium in 2008. The consortium being a joint platform form aimed to carry out socio-economic, environmental, DRR-centric and rights-based development initiatives primarily in proximity of the banks of historical River Indus in the districts like Thatta, Qambar-Shahdadkot, Ghotki and Kashmor in Sindh province, and Layyah, Jhang, Bhakkar, Muzaffargarh, D.G.Khan, Rajanpur and Rahimyar Khan in Punjab province. The consortium devised the Terms of Reference (TORs) with the consultation of the three founding organizations at field level work, and with the RDPI for research, collaboration and coordination.
Source: Strategic Planning Document of Indus Consortium (2014-2018)