Harm Reduction International is seeking an independent research consultant for a study into drug law enforcement expenditure in Vietnam

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Scope of Work: HRI is seeking an independent consultant to carry out research and data collection on drug law enforcement expenditure in Vietnam.The successful candidate will work in close collaboration with HRI and a national civil society partner organisation. This research will provide valuable insights for national and regional advocacy and findings will be published in English, disseminated in Asia and internationally.

The consultant will use HRI’s research methodology and tools to gather information. They will undertake desk-based research and consult with relevant stakeholders including representatives from government, the criminal justice system, civil society and networks of people who use drugs.

Deliverables and timeline: Full details in attached TOR.

All work is to be submitted to HRI in English with full references and accompanying documents (including spending and budgetary records, published papers, websites and grey literature) saved within a dropbox or google drive (or shared directly with HRI).

Timeline: Final submission of report is expected by end November.The consultant is expected to regularly report to HRI’s Sustainable Financing Asia Focal Point and to consult with the national NGO partner organisation during the consultancy.  Consultant compensation will be USD 4000.

 Person specification: The successful candidate will be an experienced harm reduction researcher and/or advocate with some familiarity with drug law enforcement in the national context and insight into spending information sources. Ideally they should also have awareness of funding and budgetary challenges for harm reduction. Research experience, including data-gathering via interviews and desk-based research, data analysis and report writing are essential. Membership of, or close links with national harm reduction and/or people who use drugs advocacy networks is desirable and an awareness of the role research can play in informing advocacy work is vital. Excellent written and spoken communication skills in English are essential and fluency in local language is imperative.

 Place of Work: Vietnam.

 How to apply: Please send a CV and a cover letter detailing your suitability for the role by Monday 19 October 2020 to emily.rowe@hri.global and catherine.cook@hri.global


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