Digital Rights Research Consultant (Indonesia)

EngageMedia, Any cities in Indonesia, Indonesia

Skill Required:, IT and ICTResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
1 to 3 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
14th October, 2020

Job Description

EngageMedia is seeking a research consultant to produce a snapshot of digital rights issues, actors, advocacy, and networks in Indonesia. The research seeks to provide a better understanding of the digital rights situation in Indonesia, including the successes and limits of the work done so far. The research will inform EngageMedia’s Indonesia digital rights strategy over the coming years.

This research includes, among others, the following issues:

  • ICT policy
  • Media freedom
  • Freedom of expression and assembly
  • Digital safety

Please see our Digital Rights page for more information on our digital rights program.

While we will co-design the research with the successful consultant, we expect to use a range of both qualitative and quantitative approaches.

Questions we are seeking to explore include:

  • What is the state of digital rights in Indonesia?
  • What are the (local, national, transnational) laws, regulations, and policies relevant to digital rights in Indonesia?
  • Who are the key actors in the field of digital rights?
  • How are these actors viewed by the public? By policymakers?
  • What have been and continue to be the barriers to digital rights advocacy?

The consultancy starts as soon as possible and will run for three (3) months on a part- or flexi-time basis.

Applications should be submitted by Wednesday, 14 October 2020, 23:59 PM Jakarta time (UTC+7), using the application form at


  • Research ideation and conception
  • Creating methodology and sampling framework
  • Survey design, coding, and testing
  • Data collection, including interviews and desk research

Data analysis

Key Attributes:

  • Strong writing and analytical skills, evidenced by published written papers based on survey data
  • High attention to detail
  • Expertise in statistics and data science, preferably evidenced by having conducted analyses on survey data
  • Fluency in English and Indonesian

Preferred Skills:

  • Familiarity with digital rights, along with the existing and emerging networks and technology policies in Indonesia
  • A relevant completed or ongoing degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, or the social sciences
  • Experience doing data analysis using R is preferred, but Python is acceptable

About EngageMedia:

  • EngageMedia uses the power of video, the Internet, and open technologies to create social and environmental change. We harness old and new media to assist changemakers to challenge social injustice and environmental damage.
  • Our key activity areas are video for change, open and secure technology, and digital rights.
  • For more information, get to know the EngageMedia team and read about our remote and distributed work practices.

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