Research Consultant: Local NGO

Deadline: 17 September 2016

An organisation working on environmental, economic and social justice issues is seeking a researcher to conduct comprehensive research; publish and disseminate findings on a selected case study of the impacts of mining on the rights of communities. The research will analyse the positive and negative impacts of mining on livelihoods, local enterprise development, and employment opportunities including social and environmental issues affecting mining communities. Gender will be mainstreamed in the discourse of all these aspects. The consultant will be expected to design research methodology and design data gathering tools like questionnaires and the survey. The Organisation will assist the consultant to gather and capture data and data cleaning. The Consultant in consultation with the Organisation will produce the final analysis of the data and research report

Researcher profile
Possession of an advanced law degree; A proven track record of environmental, economic and socio-cultural rights (EESCR) participatory research, feminist political economic approach to research and use of NVIVO research software; Extensive knowledge and experience on Business and Human Rights and the mining sector including United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; Contacts with the mining sector; Contacts with experts on BHR in the mining sector in Zimbabwe and beyond

To apply
The consultant must provide a fee schedule and send their application together with details of previous work experience by the 17th of September 2016 to: