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Consultant: Information Ecosystem Assessment Field Researcher

Status: Open

Deadline: Ongoing

Internews is seeking to recruit three Field Researchers in Jakarta, Indonesia to conduct quantitative and qualitative data collection for the Information Ecosystem Assessment of the Clean Air Catalyst project. Working under the guidance and leadership of the Lead Researcher, the Field Researchers will collect and analyze the local information ecosystem in relation to air pollution and contribute to efforts to capture public and key stakeholders’ understanding of the sources of air pollution and the impacts on their health. The Field Researchers will conduct focus group discussions and in-depth interviews with key informants and analyze the social media, community media and mainstream media to identify, discuss and analyze the main trusted information sources, related to air pollution at local levels, and what people do with the information they have.

This consultancy is expected to start in April 2021 and end in June. There may be further opportunities to get involved in tracking rumors and mis/disinformation related to air pollution at a later stage of the project.

Scope of Work

  • Gather widely circulated online and offline public information about air pollution in Jakarta and conduct an analysis of the information collected;
  • Identify community groups for the IEA and organize and facilitate group discussions with these groups, taking turns to take notes with the other researchers;
  • Identify and conduct interviews with key informants, including community leaders, influencers, business leaders, public health and humanitarian agency officials, local government officials, media leaders;
  • Identify information flows, uses, popular platforms, trusted actors, and how information on air pollution is produced, distributed, and accessed;
  • Collaborate with key informants to identify further areas of research;
  • Write up transcripts and deliver regular reporting to the Lead Researcher and project team;
  • Perform other activities as agreed upon with the Lead Researcher and Project Officer.

Required Qualifications 

  • 1-2 years of relevant working experience in qualitative research, environmental science, data analysis, public health and similar fields
  • Extensive community networks and experience working with local communities
  • Strong knowledge of Jakarta’s mainstream and social media ecosystem
  • Some research skills, including qualitative and quantitative methodologies, like Focus Group Discussions, Key Informant Interviews, social media observation and analysis, surveys, etc.
  • Native-level fluency in Bahasa Indonesia
  • Good speaking, reading, writing skills in English
  • Self-motivated, and able to work independently as well as with a team
  • Understanding of and demonstrated commitment to upholding Internews’ Core Values

Apply here.

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