Call for applications – Political Trust in Morocco: International Research Co-ordinator

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Call for applications – Political Trust in Morocco: International Research Co-ordinator

December 07th, 2020

WFD is seeking an International Research Co-ordinator to work with a Local Organisation to undertake a research project on Political Trust in Morocco. The primary objective of the Project is to better explain the low levels of trust that Moroccans report in their parliament, relative to other political institutions.

The aim of this project is to generate new research that explores the extent to which the various factors  do – or do not – contribute to the low levels of trust that Moroccans report in their parliament, relative to other political institutions.

Specifically, the project aims to answer the following Research Questions:

  1. How do members of the public articulate/justify the reasons behind their evaluations of the parliament’s trustworthiness? That is, what do they identify as the main reasons why they trust the parliament to the extent that they do?
  2. How do members of the public articulate/justify the reasons behind their evaluations of the trustworthiness of other political institutions, such as the civil service and the courts/judges?
  3. How do members of the public prioritise the different functions of the parliament (representation, constituency service, law-making and oversight)?
  4. Have the public’s expectations of the parliament shifted over time? That is, do citizens report reassessing, or re-evaluating what they expect from the parliament in light of the reforms adopted in 2011?

The International Research Co-ordinator will work with a local organisation to achieve these objectives. In addition, the International Research Co-ordinator will conduct a comparative analysis, examining the extent to which the factors that shape public trust in the Moroccan parliament reflect broader regional and global patterns.

WFD shall pay the Consultant the following (sums):

£5,000 (VAT included) payable in 2 instalments, payable within 30 days of receipt by WFD of a valid invoice to be submitted as follows:

  • £2,500 at the commissioning of the Consultant.
  • £2,500 on satisfactory completion of the deliverables outlined above.

The international consultant commissioned for this project is expected to provide services for up to 10 days between 21 December 2020 and the 5 March 2021.

All work under this contract will be conducted remotely.

View the Terms of Reference for full project details and evaluation criteria.

Interested parties are requested to submit their proposal responding to the Terms of Reference by 12 noon GMT on Friday 18 December 2020 to Carlotta.redi@wfd.org and Cc graeme.ramshaw@wfd.org.