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Local Research Coordinator, Bangkok

Overview of role
The EQI is seeking a Local Research Coordinator to support and coordinate a research project on women migrant workers (WMW) experiences of violence in Thailand. This Bangkok-based role will run from October 2020 until May 2021, with possible extension until July 2021. Working closely with EQI’s Research and Program Coordinator, the Local Research Coordinator will be responsible for ensuring the research is conducted safely, ethically and according to deadlines. The Local Research Coordinator will supervise a small team of local researchers as they conduct in-depth interviews with women migrant workers. They will also be coordinating the local researchers and teams of women migrant worker researchers as they conduct surveys and focus group discussions. The Local Research Coordinator will also assist with the organisation, administration, and delivery of training sessions for researchers.

Please refer to the full Terms of Reference (link available below) for a list of key duties and responsibilities.

For the right person, this role will be challenging, rewarding, and provide the opportunity for professional development and to co-author publications. The Equality Institute is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages and welcomes applications from candidates who come from diverse groups, including women migrant workers, women with disabilities, LGBTQI+ women, among others.

Qualifications, skills & experience
The right candidate must be fluent in both English and Thai (spoken and written) and have a strong understanding of gender equality and/or preventing violence against women. They must also have previous experience leading or contributing to research (in Bangkok, Thailand or in the South East Asian region) and strong team management and administrative skills Qualitative and quantitative data collection experience and prior experience working directly with women migrant workers are highly desirable.

Salary and benefit
The total contract value is AUD 12,000 (approx. THB 270,000) for a total of 60 days of work between October 2020 and May 2021. This works out to AUD 200 per day of work.

How to Apply
Interested applicants should provide the following documentation:

  • A completed Application Form with all 3 sections fully addressed
  • A copy of your curriculum vitae (CV)
  • A short sample (max. 4 pages) of an English-language piece of writing which you have authored. This may be a published article, unpublished report, or some other example of academic or professional writing.

Please email the above items to with the subject line: APPLICATION LOCAL RESEARCH TEAM WMW BKK.
Applications close: Sunday, 20th September at 5pm ICT.

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