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Status of Women and ICT in Asia, Central Asia and the Pacific - A Review

Position Title: ICT Researcher

Region of contract: Pacific

Summary of the Project: This is a research Project on the Status of Women's Organizations in their use of Information and Technology in Asia, the Pacific and the Central Asian Regions. It seeks to assess the situation of women's organised groups and their level of ICT use, how ICT is used in their work and what their training and networking needs are. The Asian Women's Resource Exchange (AWORC), the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) and Isis International Manila are conducting the research. The Association for Progressive Communications Women's Networking Support Programme (APC WNSP) is managing the research in the Pacific. To read more about the research go to

Accountability Objective: The researcher will be hired on an output basis to coordinate the research project in the Pacific. The person will be responsible for (1) assisting to finalize the survey form to be disseminated (2) will engage in review of literature on the subject (3) will gather all the forms and be responsible to compile the data, analyze the information and write a regional report demonstrating the results of the research project.

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  1. Review research framework including the questionnaire for women's organisations and make necessary revisions upon consultation with research coordinators.
  2. Review related literature/resources.
  3. Conduct the survey proper and wherever, possible initiate personal contact and interviews.
  4. Follow-up with survey respondents to gather all the necessary data.This would include the electronic reports, as well ask any tapes of interviews, photographs, as the need may be.
  5. Collate, process and analyze data including quantitative and qualitative processing of data; tabulation, translation of data into graphs and charts, where necessary.
  6. Write the research report which includes significant findings, implications of data gathered, overall analysis and recommendations.
  7. Regularly consult with coordinators about the progress of the research.
  8. Revise and finalise the report according to recommendations by coordinators.


  • At least three years experience in doing quantitative and qualitative research, particularly in the Pacific region.
  • Preferably with experience in women's organisations, feminist research, and the use of new information technologies.
  • Ability in and access to computer and e-mail services. Experience in working with research teams.

The research will commence in September and a final report is expected to be submitted by the end of November. The researcher's salary will be US$2,000.

Send your application letter, resume and two references via email to:
Chat Garcia Ramilo
APC Women's Networking Support Programme
AWORC Coordinator
email :

Deadline of application: August 31, 2000.

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