COVID-19 ushered in ‘new normals’ and imposed new everyday work realities that included ‘work from home’ arrangements and the shift from offline to online work. These ‘new normals’ demand new ways of being and new ways of getting things done. 𝐂𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 𝐧𝐞𝐞𝐝𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐚𝐲𝐬 𝐰𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤, 𝐚𝐝𝐯𝐨𝐜𝐚𝐭𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐨𝐮𝐫 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐢𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐭𝐞𝐚𝐦𝐬 if we are to adapt and thrive. We must ensure that we do not just cope with the new realities, but that we are better able to meet the demands of this unprecedented time while remaining effective, efficient, and holistically safe and secure as civil society activists and rights defenders.
Innovation for Change – East Asia believes this is an opportune time 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐠𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐬 𝐚𝐧 𝐄𝐚𝐬𝐭 𝐀𝐬𝐢𝐚 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐮𝐧𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐨 𝐜𝐨𝐥𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐥𝐲 𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞 𝐚 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭-𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐟𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 (even as we are still very much in the midst of COVID-related realities) – looking at possibilities involving civil society action, advocacies, relationships, ways of doing things, program activities, and network, alliance, and movement building.
This pandemic implores us 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐯𝐢𝐞𝐰 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐞𝐧𝐯𝐢𝐫𝐨𝐧𝐦𝐞𝐧𝐭 we have created and held on to for so long, and 𝐭𝐨 𝐫𝐞𝐭𝐡𝐢𝐧𝐤, 𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐫𝐞𝐛𝐮𝐢𝐥𝐝, where necessary, – 𝐭𝐨 𝐞𝐯𝐨𝐥𝐯𝐞 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐨 𝐚 𝐟𝐚𝐢𝐫𝐞𝐫, 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐞, 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐦𝐨𝐫𝐞 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬-𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐩𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬-𝐩𝐫𝐚𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐜𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐫𝐢𝐠𝐡𝐭𝐬-𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐦𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐢𝐯𝐢𝐥 𝐬𝐨𝐜𝐢𝐞𝐭𝐲 sector our present realities and the post-COVID world require and desperately need.
This project intends to host 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐫𝐞𝐢𝐦𝐚𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐚𝐧𝐝 𝐜𝐨-𝐜𝐫𝐞𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩𝐬 that will generate, at most, 𝐬𝐢𝐱 𝐜𝐨-𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐝 𝐬𝐨𝐥𝐮𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐩𝐫𝐨𝐯𝐢𝐝𝐞𝐝 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐬𝐞𝐞𝐝 𝐟𝐮𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠, and produce 𝟏𝟎 𝐢𝐧𝐟𝐨𝐠𝐫𝐚𝐩𝐡𝐢𝐜𝐬 / 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐬 / 𝐩𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐜𝐚𝐫𝐝 𝐝𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐬 on principles, actions, and themes highlighted during the workshops and the implementation of the co-designed solutions.
𝐂𝐀𝐋𝐋 𝐅𝐎𝐑 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒
𝐓𝐀𝐒𝐊𝐒 𝐀𝐍𝐃 𝐑𝐄𝐒𝐏𝐎𝐍𝐒𝐈𝐁𝐈𝐋𝐈𝐓𝐈𝐄𝐒
We are looking for one 𝐏𝐑𝐎𝐉𝐄𝐂𝐓 𝐌𝐀𝐍𝐀𝐆𝐄𝐑/𝐅𝐑𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐖𝐎𝐑𝐊 𝐃𝐄𝐒𝐈𝐆𝐍𝐄𝐑 who will
*Design the reimagining and co-creation workshops’ themes, processes, and methodologies,
*Organize the three reimagining and co-creation workshops,
*Prepare highlights of the workshops’ outputs,
*Guide and monitor the implementation of co-designed solutions,
*Liaise with the Process Historian for the completion of the PH’s report,
*Work with the Graphic Designer on content for the infographics and posters, and
*Submit an end-of-project assessment report.
The Program Manager/Framework Designer is expected to work remotely. He/She will work in close coordination with I4C-East Asia through the project’s main contact point. He/She will also coordinate with the ‘Reimagining the Post-COVID Future’ project team primarily through online platforms.
The Program Manager/Framework Designer will receive USD5000 for services rendered – 50% initial payment upon signing of the Work Service Agreement and 50% final payment upon successful completion of all activities and submission of all project outputs by end of June 2021.
If futures-work appeals to you and your passions and skillset match this project’s intentions, please do 𝐠𝐞𝐭 𝐢𝐧 𝐭𝐨𝐮𝐜𝐡 𝐰𝐢𝐭𝐡 𝐮𝐬 𝐛𝐲 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟓 𝐅𝐞𝐛𝐫𝐮𝐚𝐫𝐲 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟏 (𝟏𝟏:𝟓𝟗𝐩𝐦 𝐁𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐤𝐨𝐤 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐞) and send us the following documents:
*Detailed 𝐥𝐞𝐭𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐨𝐟 𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐞𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐭 expressing how you may contribute to the Reimagining the Post-COVID Future project,
*Updated 𝒄𝒖𝒓𝒓𝒊𝒄𝒖𝒍𝒖𝒎 𝒗𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒆 that highlights previous and/or current futures-related work,
*𝐎𝐧𝐞-𝐩𝐚𝐠𝐞 𝐜𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐞𝐩𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐭𝐞 𝐨𝐫 𝐝𝐫𝐚𝐟𝐭 of how you envision to manage the three workshops – give us a 𝐬𝐧𝐚𝐩𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐭𝐡𝐫𝐞𝐞 𝐦𝐚𝐢𝐧 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤𝐬𝐡𝐨𝐩 𝐭𝐡𝐞𝐦𝐞𝐬 you have in mind, and
*Links to your (project-related) 𝐩𝐨𝐫𝐭𝐟𝐨𝐥𝐢𝐨 𝐨𝐟 𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤.
Submit your complete application to Innovation for Change – East Asia’s Research & Information Officer, Marissa de Guzman, through this address: [email protected]. Please follow this format for your email’s subject – 𝐀𝐏𝐏𝐋𝐈𝐂𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍: 𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭-𝐂𝐎𝐕𝐈𝐃 𝐅𝐮𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐞 𝐏𝐫𝐨𝐣𝐞𝐜𝐭 𝐌𝐚𝐧𝐚𝐠𝐞𝐫/𝐅𝐫𝐚𝐦𝐞𝐰𝐨𝐫𝐤 𝐃𝐞𝐬𝐢𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐫