Deadline : 18 April 2023
Position Title : Internship

Job TypePart-time, Internship   LocationTbilisi   Full Job Description   The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) is a non-governmental organization that strives for an empowered and inclusive society. We promote human rights and good governance by raising civic awareness through sound informational reports, research, and recommendations; we advocate reforms, policies, laws, and practices to enhance democratic governance.   The Economic and Social Policy team specializes in running research programs for big-name international donor organizations and is seeking an Economist Intern. We conduct customized research involving economic impact, workforce/education analysis, economic analysis of national policy topics/issues. Our original research is shared via reports and presentations with various audiences including the government, non-governmental organizations and business associations. As an intern, you would have the opportunity to work closely with economists and senior managers and become heavily involved in the research and reporting process.   IDFI seeks talented and well-qualified students who thrive on learning new skills and are not afraid to tackle big projects. As an intern you will get to work with a variety of our staff, while working on real projects that will help us grow. Ideal candidates are enthusiastic, energetic, and interested in applying their academic skillset to our research.   What You Will Learn:   - Project Management – You will help us track project milestones, and have the opportunity to build relationships with clients and colleagues, seeing projects grow from inception to publication.   - Research – We conduct rigorous research that includes data compilation and organization, model development, and expansive reviews of secondary sources. You would be involved in each phase of this process, providing you with valuable insight.   - Writing – Our research results in the development of reports, corporate and public presentations, interactive models/tools and other deliverables. You will have the opportunity to work with our economists as we craft reports, presentations and other deliverables. We are always seeking new and inventive ways to visualize data and contextualize findings. You will have the freedom to experiment with presentation and descriptions of complex ideas in a manner that can be easily consumed by non-economists.   What We Require:   - Passion for changing things for the better, defying mouldy perceptions and the stuffy status quo.   - Background in Economics, Statistics, Math or a related field.   - Proficient in Microsoft Suite Office (particularly Word, PowerPoint, and Excel).   - Proficient in some or all of this statistical software (R, SAS, Stata, Python, Eviews).   - Detail-oriented and able to tackle large projects.   - Willingness to be collaborative and creative, and to think critically.   - Minimum of one year of formal or informal research experience.   We value all of our interns and go the extra mile to make sure you receive a learning experience that fits your career goals. We will work with you to develop a long-term project that spans the length of the internship and will allow you to shadow economists and technical experts throughout all stages of the project process. You will also learn how to work in a professional environment and have ample opportunity to network within our company.   IDFI is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws.   How to Apply   To apply for the role, please submit a CV and a brief covering letter, detailing how you meet the person specification and where you have relevant experience of elements and attributes of the role.   Interested individuals should submit proposals no later than April 18, 2023 at Put Econ&Soc Policy intern in the subject line.

Deadline : 21 February 2023

The Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) is a non-governmental organization that strives for an empowered and inclusive society. We promote human rights and good governance by raising civic awareness through sound informational reports, research, and recommendations; we advocate for initiating & implementing reforms of policies, laws, and practices to enhance democratic governance.   IDFI, with the support of the USAID Economic Governance Program, within the framework of the project "Promoting PPD in Georgia through Monitoring and Awareness Raising", evaluates the quality of cooperation between the public and private sectors in the preparation of normative acts and promotes awareness-raising about the dialogue.   IDFI is seeking an international expert to conduct a good practice research on public-private dialogue in preparation for normative/legal acts (laws, regulations) and lead a training session on PPD for mid/high-level public servants.   General responsibilities:   The consultant will analyze an international experience of cooperation of public agencies with private entities, NGOs, and academia in the preparation of normative acts and develop a research paper in close cooperation with the USAID Economic Governance Program and IDFI; conduct a training session for mid/high-level civil servants; give a presentation; participate in team meetings.   The consultant must provide:   - Research on best international practice in public-private dialogue throughout the preparation of normative acts. The document must be about 15-20 pages and should be provided in English. The research must be prepared in close coordination with IDFI and the program and approved before the presentation. - Support with fundraising to further promote PPD. - Presentation of research findings. - Hold a one-day training session for mid/high-level civil servants about research findings. The working session will be held in English with simultaneous translation to Georgian. - Final report on implemented activities.   International expert will work remotely on the research and travel to Georgia for the training session. Travel costs will be covered by IDFI.   Qualifications:   The international expert participating in the selection must meet the following requirements:   - Experience working with public agencies, such as the Parliament, ministries, etc., private entities, and NGOs on drafting normative acts (laws, regulations). - At least 4 years of experience working on normative acts. - Experience in facilitating/participating the public-private dialogue. - Experience conducting research on international practice and preparing analytical documents. - Consulting work experience within the framework of projects financed by international/donor organizations.   Period of implementation of activities: consulting services should be implemented in 12 working days during March-April 2023. Research must be finalized in March and training will be held in April.   Remuneration: Remuneration will be agreed upon with the selected consultant.   Interested persons should submit a resume. In the resume, participants should indicate their experience in the field, implemented projects, nature of past service, scope, and the results of implemented work. Applications will be selected based on the relevance of the submitted resume and an interview.   Interested persons should submit proposals no later than February 28, 2023, at 23:59 at the address: Subject: PPD International Expert.   We will contact only selected candidates.  

Deadline : 29 September 2019
Position Title : Communications Manager

Vacancy is available in Georgian.

Deadline : 31 July 2019

The Project – Enhancing Openness of State Archives in Former Soviet Republics and Eastern Bloc Countries - aims to create ranking of the openness of state archives, increase the openness of Georgian archives and develop modern research based on archival documents. The project is supported by Open Society Institute Budapest Foundation (OSI).   Purpose of the Position   IDFI within the framework of the above mentioned initiative is seeking for a qualified Analyst to work on research products and support the team in project related administrative work. Analyst will work under the direct supervision of the Project Manager and Coordinator.   Main Duties   - Conduct scientific studies and prepare articles related to history and memory studies;- Provide translation of international articles (from English to Georgian and vice versa);- Identify potential partners and/or donors for new Project ideas;- Network with international partners of the Project (via e-mail) and manage related correspondence;- Participate in planing and organizing events.   Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience   - Graduate of humanitarian sciences (preferably holding the Master's degree from a western university) in the following directions: history, memory studies, sociology;- Academic writing skills and experience;- Excellent in English and good knowledge of the Russian languages;- Knowledge of basic computer programs;- It is desirable to have 3 years of experience in relevant directions in the academic, research organization.   How to Apply?   Interested candidates should submit their CVs and Motivation Letters to: by July 31, 2019. In the subject note, please, indicate the job title: Archives - Analyst. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  

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