Environmental Law Specialist/Researcher – Malaysia
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy and an affiliate of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and civil society to build the institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include enterprise ecosystems, democratic governance, business advocacy, and anti-corruption & ethics.
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) is seeking interested analysts and researchers for a three-month research study investigating the status of environmental laws related to the Malaysian palm oil industry. The research aims to assess the status of environmental law and regulations which impact the production of palm oil in Malaysia. The researcher will identify all environmental regulations which impact the Malaysian palm oil industry and identify enforcement gaps which may present a risk to palm oil suppliers and manufactures.
The environmental law specialist will gather data using a variety of methodologies s (i.e. desk research, interviews). The Specialist will also work closely with CIPE partners and local staff to produce a country needs assessment report for use in designing and implementing CIPE’s integrated compliance strategy in Malaysia. The report will include desk research on relevant data, and analysis of the environmental, economic and political developments, as well as research on the relevant factors bearing on the recent developments including policies, laws, regulations, and implementation thereof. The Specialist may also be retained to assist CIPE staff with developing policies and training to address gaps in environmental law regulations.
Minimum qualifications include:
· Demonstrated experience in research techniques;
· Demonstrated experience developing and designing environmental law compliance training;
· Demonstrated experience and knowledge regarding environmental law governing the Malaysian palm oil industry;
· Commitment to free market principles and the ideals of Freedom, Equality, Inclusion, Participation, Prosperity and Growth;
· Commitment to ethical and professional standards of research and evaluation, including work with potentially vulnerable populations;
· Moderate knowledge of Malaysian and Indonesian business landscape;
· Proficiency in written and spoken Malay.
Other desired qualifications include:
· Experience monitoring environmental law issues or regulatory compliance;
· Knowledge of issues in the region and the nuances of Malaysian politics;
· Knowledge of regional political and economic dynamics in Southeast Asia;
· Excellence in writing, reporting and English composition;
· Demonstrated competency in standard Windows-based office software
Immediate start; completion in February 2021.
Interested parties should submit applicants to Program Officer Michele Crymes at . Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis, and earlier applications will be prioritized. Later applications may be considered based upon quality. Specialists should send a CV, a short narrative describing relevant experience and a cost proposal.
About the Organization
The Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) strengthens democracy around the globe through private enterprise and market-oriented reform. CIPE is one of the four core institutes of the National Endowment for Democracy. Since 1983, CIPE has worked with business leaders, policymakers, and journalists to build the civic institutions vital to a democratic society. CIPE’s key program areas include anti-corruption, advocacy, business associations, corporate governance, democratic governance, access to information, the informal sector and property rights, and women and youth.