MDF Sri Lanka Tourism Multiplier Study

Sri Lanka
Apply by 23 March 2018
Senior-level , Short-term contract assignment
Posted on 12 March 2018

Job Description

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact - the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved - and is committed to continuing to improve - economies, societies and most importantly, people’s lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status. The Market Development Facility (MDF) is an Australian Government-funded initiative that utilises a market systems development approach to connect with private and public sectors players with the ability and leverage to trigger lasting systemic change and create broad-based, sustainable pro-poor growth. MDF can be scaled-up to support further market development activities in country and in additional countries as needed.

MDF is a multi-country facility, currently operating in five countries: Fiji, Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea, Sri Lanka and Pakistan. Each country has its own country team on the ground, with a Core Leadership Team headed up by the Chief Executive Officer providing strategic, technical and managerial oversight across all MDF partner countries.

Role:
The objective of this research is to develop a local tourism multiplier to measure the impact of additional tourists and/or increase in tourist spending on employment and income in different tourist destinations in Sri Lanka.

* Briefing meetings and outline of information needs: the briefing meetings will be held with necessary MDF staff prior to arrival in Sri Lanka. Information that MDF will need to prepare prior to the consultant’s arrival in Sri Lanka should be clearly identified within these meetings.
* Collection of key documents: in addition to documents provided by MDF, the consultant will also identify any specific documents or publications that will need to be tracked to ensure the accuracy and future updating of the local tourism multipliers developed.
* Field research: All raw data including filled questionnaires and surveys and analysis files will need to be shared with MDF.
* Development of a region-specific tourism multiplier model: the model will look at both the quantitative and qualitative aspects of different tourist areas in Sri Lanka.
* Prepare summary presentation of field findings and analysis.
* Prepare draft and final report and presentation.

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* Extensive experience in quantitative and qualitative research on tourism in a developing country context.
* Post Graduate qualifications in development studies, economics and/or social sciences from a reputed institute. A PhD in any of these subjects would be desirable.
* Conceptual and practical knowledge of employment multipliers, their use and development.
* Strong quantitative research skills and experience in conducting field-based research and analysis in developing countries.
* Experience working with international donor-funded projects and/or international non-governmental organisations on relevant programs in increasing economic growth, employment and incomes.
* Excellent communication skills and fluency in English is essential.

This is an international short-term adviser position defined as C3 under the ARF. Applications should include a response to the position requirements. Please submit your cover letter and CV as a single document.

About the Organization

Palladium is a global leader in the design, development and delivery of Positive Impact – the intentional creation of enduring social and economic value. We work with foundations, investors, governments, corporations, communities and civil society to formulate strategies and implement solutions that generate lasting social, environmental and financial benefits.

For the past 50 years, we have been making Positive Impact possible. With a team of more than 2,500 employees operating in 90 plus countries and a global network of more than 35,000 technical experts, Palladium has improved – and is committed to continuing to improve – economies, societies and most importantly, people's lives.

Palladium is a child-safe organisation, and screens applicants for suitability to work with children. We also provide equal employment to all participants and employees without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran or marital status.