Friday, April 17, 2009

Short-term international position with ICF Macro

From DevEx:
Organization(s): ICF Macro
Country/Region: Worldwide
Contract Length: Short-term consulting assignment
Apply by: 10 May 2009


ICF Macro, a Washington, DC area based consulting firm, is currently recruiting in-country research Consultants to complete data collection including document collection and interviews on government efforts to combat child labor in its worst forms in the countries listed below:
  • Latin America/Caribbean
    Argentina, Belize, Bolivia Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Guyana, Paraguay, Uruguay
  • Middle East/North Africa
    Algeria, Bahrain, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Oman
  • Eastern/Central Europe
    Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Macedonia, Mongolia, Moldova, Uzbekistan, Russia, Serbia
  • Asia/Pacific Islands
    Bangladesh, Cambodia, East Timor, Fiji, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Thailand, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Sri Lanka, Suriname, Tonga
  • Sub-Saharan Africa
    Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cape Verde, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Gabon, Lesotho, Kenya, Mauritius, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, Sao Tome, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
Research will be conducted in support of a U.S. Department of Labor project to obtain detailed information on government efforts to combat child labor in its worst forms.

Consultants will be responsible for suggesting relevant sources to contact including organizations and individuals, as well as providing insights into potential documents to include in the research. Upon completion of the document collection, Consultants will be required to provide Macro International with a completed questionnaire on the issue of government efforts to combat child labor in its worst forms as well as copies of all supporting documents and references to interviews conducted.

  • Relevant experience in the country the Consultant wishes to research;
  • Knowledge and experience with labor issues such as forced labor, child labor or human trafficking;
  • Understanding of local culture and relevant in-country government and non-governmental contacts preferred;
  • Understanding of regional labor issues and relevant contacts;
  • Local language skills and excellent English language skills;
  • Strong research skills.

Work will begin in mid-April, 2009 and be completed by mid-May, 2009. During this period, the Consultant will be required to complete all deliverables outlined in their contract, as well as complete any follow-up requested by Macro International.

How to apply:
Interested candidates should forward their CV and writing sample to Yodit Fitigu at Please indicate the country which you are interested in.

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