Post locations:

Austria (Vienna and other locations)

Germany (Berlin and other locations)

Croatia (Zagreb and other locations)


The Resonant Voices Initiative in the EU (RVI EU) is conducting a panel survey in Germany, Austria and Croatia with panel participants from the countries of former Yugoslavia. Approximately 100 interviews will be conducted in each location in three rounds of data collection, taking place in June/August 2019, October/November 2019 and June/July 2020.

The Commission for International Justice and Accountability (CIJA) is seeking to contract field researchers to assist the Resonant Voices assessment team with the data collection in the six locations. Data collected will be used in the design of project activities and in the evaluation of their impact.

The RVI EU is implemented by the Commission for International Justice and Accountability, Balkan Investigative Reporting Network (BIRN), and Propulsion Fund (PF), as part of the Civil Society Empowerment Program under the EU Internet Forum, with funding from the European Union’s Internal Security Fund – Police.

Scope of Work

The field researchers are primarily responsible for collecting field data. They have direct contact with respondents and have a great influence on the quality of data collected and ultimately on the quality of research.

Tasks and responsibilities of the field researcher are as follows:

– Attend training session;

– Develop a survey schedule/itinerary;

– Participate in the location and selection of panel members;

– Pilot-test the questionnaires in Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian and German;

– Conduct interviews and communicate with panel members as instructed;

– Document all the findings in the provided data collection tools.

Research timelines

Data collection (round 1) – June-August 2019

Data collection (round 2) – October-November 2019

Data collection (round 3) – June-July 2020

Terms and conditions

This is a short-term consultancy position with the duration of assignment expected to be 10 days in the period between June-August 2019 with the possibility of renewal in October-November 2019 and June-July 2020. Field researchers will receive a compensation of 12 EUR per questionnaire; eligible travel expenses and per diems associated with data collection will be reimbursed.

Skills and Qualifications

– Undergraduate degree in social science, master’s degree an asset;

– Experience with survey research and data collection (can be as part of academic coursework);

– Professional fluency in German and English;

– Knowledge of the languages of former Yugoslavia preferred;

– Excellent interpersonal skills;

– Attention to detail and ability to work autonomously;

– Natural problem solvers.


Interested applicants should send their most recent CV and a cover letter outlining their motivation and relevant experience via email to Applications are accepted on a rolling basis for all six locations.

In the cover letter and the accompanying email, applicants must indicate which location they are applying for. We strongly encourage applicants to apply for positions in locations where they are currently residents.

The Commission for International Justice and Accountability reserves the right to recruit one or several researchers per location. Please note that you can only apply for one country.

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