[Blueboard] CALL FOR APPLICATIONS | RESEARCH ASSOCIATE | UNIID-SEA

Dionie J. Salamat dsalamat at ateneo.edu
Tue Mar 5 17:50:42 PHT 2013


*CALL FOR APPLICATIONS:     RESEARCH ASSOCIATE for UNIID-SEA*
*Project:*Universities and Councils Network on Innovation for Inclusive
Development in Southeast Asia* (UNIID- SEA)**

Office Location: *Pacifico Ortiz Hall, SDC Complex, Ateneo de Manila
University, Katipunan Ave. Quezon City*

Monthly Compensation:* Up to P35,000 a month, depending on the competencies
and experience of the applicant

*PROJECT BRIEF*

The Ateneo School of Government (ASoG) is the graduate school for
leadership and public service of the Ateneo de Manila University. The
School, through its Academic and Executive Education Programs, and its
Knowledge and Practice Clusters, creates an environment that fosters the
development of new ideas and approaches, and makes possible a learning
process that bridges the gap between classroom experience, and real-world
policy decision-making and governance. Since 2008, the ASoG, in
collaboration with both local and international partners, has been working
to promote and support pro-poor innovations in Southeast Asia through its
flagship program, Innovations at the Base of the Pyramid in Asia (iBoP
Asia).

The iBoP Asia Program under ASoG is currently implementing, together with
the National Research Council of the Philippines (NRCP), a regional
initiative called the *Universities and Councils Network on Innovation for
Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia (UNIID-SEA)*. Supported by Canada’s
International Development Research Centre, UNIID-SEA (www.uniid-sea.net) is
a three-year project that aims to facilitate knowledge- and
capacity-development within universities and national research councils in
the region to promote and support innovation for inclusive development
(IID). IID is broadly understood as “innovation that reduces poverty and
enables all groups of people, especially the poor and marginalized, to
participate in decision-making, create and actualize opportunities, and
equitably share in the benefits of development.”

UNIID-SEA’s thrusts are towards 1) IID field building, 2) Paradigm-shift in
Higher Education and research, 3) Building a community of excellence, and
4) Influence STI and Higher Education Policy.The overall goal of this
3-year project is to help universities and Councils in Indonesia, Malaysia,
Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam in reorienting their teaching, research,
policy making/ advisory and research agenda setting roles towards IID.

UNIID-SEA is currently on the lookout for qualified candidates for *RESEARCH
ASSOCIATE*, who will:

*I.                   **Develop the UNIID-SEA Research Framework and
Research Program, and coordinate activities under the Research Program*

a)      Draft, in coordination with the Project Manager and partners, the
research framework and program design for the UNIID Research Program and
Grant Awarding, taking into consideration recommendations from the Project
Advisory Committee (PAC) regarding research scope, focus areas, etc.

b)     Build on and improve (as necessary) existing guidelines, processes
and tools/templates for the Call for Proposals, proposal review and
approval, and grants monitoring, management and administration.

c)      Develop innovative programs/ approaches to doing research and
research funding in order to boost program capability and attractiveness to
target researchers/ research groups, and other key stakeholders, research
beneficiaries.

d)     Manage and be the main point-person all research grants-related
documents, activities (e.g. grantee orientation, technical and financial
monitoring), deliverables/ outputs, and documentation of key research
outcomes, and address all queries from implementers of UNIID-SEA research
projects.

e)      Conceptualize and conduct supporting research activities that will
facilitate further understanding of IID in the SEA context and the role of
universities and councils in this regard (e.g. initiate research of
existing literature on related concepts/ fields; conducting informal
surveys in the partner universities and councils, as necessary; conduct
brownbag sessions, etc.).

II.                  *Assist in research for the IID Curriculum and
Knowledge Hub Development Initiative*s

a)      In coordination with the Project Manager and Technical Consultants,
assist in the development and conduct of research activities related to the
development of a prototype IID-oriented curriculum.

b)     In coordination with Technical Consultants, assist in the
development of the IID curriculum development guide.

c)      Assist in the gathering of readings and content development for the
IID knowledge hub.

III.               *Facilitate and coordinate, with the assistance of the
project’s Communications Associate, the publication and dissemination of
major research findings and outputs* (e.g. manuals, books, policy briefs),
as stand-alone reference materials, submission of appropriate versions
(e.g. abstracts, short papers) to peer-reviewed journals and relevant
conferences, both local and international.

IV.                *Participate in the technical writing of proposals,
concept notes and research briefs, and the preparation of project
reports* (i.e.
quarterly reports, end-of-activity reports, grant monitoring reports,
interim and final technical reports).

The Research Associate directly reports to the Project Manager, and is
assigned tasks as needed by the Program Director. This is a project-based
position available for the period March to December 2013, and will be
subject for renewal based on performance.

*QUALIFICATIONS*

The minimum qualifications required for the abovementioned position are:

1. A college degree (in social sciences, management and other related
courses);

2. Proficiency in the use of word-processing, spreadsheet, database and
presentation applications;

3. At least one (1) year experience in development-oriented work in
government, academe, civil society and/or the private sector;

4. Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially in English;

5. Ability to work as part of a diverse team and with international
partners; and

6. Ability to learn and apply new knowledge and skills.

* **APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS:*

All interested applicants must submit the following:

a)      An Application Letter addressed to Dr. Antonio G.M. La Viña, Dean
of the Ateneo School of Government, ATTN: Dr. Segundo Joaquin Romero, iBoP
Asia Program Director and Ms. Mary Grace Santos, UNIID-SEA Project Manager.

b)     Curriculum Vitae with three professional work references (including
their emails and contact numbers).

Please submit the required documents via e-mail to *Mr. Dionie Salamat*,
ASoG Human Resources Coordinator (*dsalamat at ateneo.edu*), Cc *Dr. Segundo
Joaquin Romero*, iBoP Asia Program Director(doyromero at yahoo.com) and *Ms.
Mary Grace Santos*, UNIID-SEA Project Manager (mgpalaciosantos at yahoo.com).

Deadline for the submission of applications is on *17 MARCH 2013*.
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