Research Coordinator

Background Information


Promoting Prosecutorial Independence through Monitoring and Engagement (PrIME) is the European Union (EU) funded initiative implemented by the Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) in cooperation with the Caucasus Research Resource Center (CRRC) Georgia and the Studio Monitor.


PrIME is 26 months initiative (14 March, 2018- 14 May, 2020) that tends to support the increase of an external and internal independence of the Prosecution Service of Georgia for ensuring impartiality and fairness in the Georgian prosecution and investigation systems.


Action assumes a comprehensive approach, as part of which IDFI and its partners will work in four main directions: monitoring, media investigation, capacity building, and outreach and awareness.


Specific Objectives of the action are twofold:


1. Increase the accountability of Prosecution Service of Georgia (internal independence) to ensure they meet the Strategy of the Prosecution Service of Georgia, international and EU standards;


2. Empower information exchange between institutions: Government of Georgia (GoG), civil society organizations (CSOs), media as well as general public so that the general public is knowledgeable and aware about issues of the ongoing major reforms in Prosecution Service of Georgia.


With the goal to improve the national capacities for better protection of human rights in Georgia, the PrIME tends to aims at following results:


- More accountability of the Prosecution Service of Georgia (PSG) to the general public in light of monitoring reports of the Strategy of PSG, monitoring of high profile cases and expert discussions of the PSG’s actions;


- Raised interest and awareness among the general public and media about the PSG and the issues that necessitate reform;


- Increased ability of prosecutors to conduct prosecutions of hate crimes and cases of violence against women and apply precise qualifications of these crimes when relevant;


- Opened channels of dialogue between PSG and CSOs to encourage open discussion of challenges within the institution.


Purpose of the Position


Institute for Development of Freedom of Information (IDFI) within the framework of the European Union (EU) funded PrIME Project is seeking for a qualified Research Coordinator. The overall goal of the assignment is the Research Coordinator to work closely with the project team to ensure the production of the quality research products, monitoring reports and policy papers prepared following the scope of the PrIME project. Under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, the Research Coordinator is expected to perform the following duties and responsibilities:


- Prepare the quality alternative monitoring reports of the Strategy of Prosecution Service of Georgia;


- Prepare Policy Papers;


- Prepare analysis on the court cases;


- Review analytical material prepared by the project partners;


- Prepare and present to the public the presentations on analytical materials prepared within the project;


- Communication with project partners and beneficiaries;


- Perform other tasks assigned by the Project Manager for ensuring efficient and smooth implementation of Project activities.


Required Knowledge, Skills and Experience:


- University degree in Law (LLM);


- Extensive knowledge and understanding of Criminal Law;


- At least 3 years of experience in preparing research and legal analysis;


- Experience in monitoring policy documents;


- Extensive knowledge and understanding of law-enforcement, especially Prosecution system;


- Proficiency in English;


- Excellent communication and presentation abilities;


- Good interpersonal skills and ability to work in and with teams;


- Excellent organization and time management skills, ability to work under pressure;


- Excellent computer skills (Outlook, Word, Excel).


How to Apply:


Interested candidates should submit their CVs and Motivation Letters in English to: by April 2, 2018. In the subject note, please, indicate the job title: Research Coordinator. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.