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Researcher (Social Affairs, Gender and Equality)

We are looking for a responsible Researcher to professionally perform research tasks.

PPMI is a leading European research and policy analysis centre. We help public sector and civil society leaders from around the world, presenting evidence in a way that is simple, clear and ready to use. We provide actionable insights, develop shared understanding among stakeholders, and enable policy implementation to bring about positive and lasting change.

COME PREPARED

A successful candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s or higher degree in social sciences or humanities.
  • At least one year of working experience in policy analysis and gender research (either practical working experience or academic experience gained while implementing own or collaborative research projects).
  • Strong understanding of and real interest in policies in the EU and EU Member States in the areas of gender equality, equal opportunities, non-discrimination, and social affairs.
  • Rigorous and creative analytical reasoning, ability to reach valid conclusions and present them eloquently and persuasively.
  • Knowledge of and experience in applying standard research methods (literature review, interviews, surveys, gender analysis, etc.).
  • Communication and presentation skills with emphasis on proposal and report writing.
  • Full English proficiency and excellent writing skills.

The following will be considered an asset:

  • Quantitative skills and experience in working with gender statistics and micro and macro datasets (e.g. EU SILC, EU LFS, OECD data).
  • Experience in gender monitoring and evaluation assignments.
  • Good command of other EU languages.

BE READY TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF

You should be ready to participate in the following research and organisational activities:

  • Providing research-based advice, especially on gender, equality, and social affairs, and conducting EU-wide or global consultation activities.
  • Implementing policy-relevant research: collecting and analysing data, formulating data-informed conclusions and recommendations.
  • Applying qualitative and quantitative research methods.
  • Presenting findings to clients, colleagues and the public at large.
  • Writing research proposals and reports, while managing tight and coinciding deadlines.
  • Working with and being supported by PPMI’s team experienced in various public policy areas, while staying proactive and autonomous.

GROW WITH US

You should expect a fast-paced and dynamic environment, where the ability to work in teams and individually go hand-in-hand. In return, we offer:

  • Rewards for your performance: at PPMI, we offer a competitive salary (1800-2400 EUR gross) and eligibility for performance-based bonuses semi-annually.
  • Opportunity to work with and learn from world-renowned experts and established researchers.
  • Training and coaching on research methods, analytical and managerial competencies.
  • Flexi-time: we operate with no fixed office hours, so you can work when you feel most productive.
  • Multicultural working environment/remote work arrangements.

If you see yourself in this position, apply by September 30, 2022.