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Senior Researcher (Public Management and Administration)

We are looking for a Senior 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:

  • Strong interest in research of policy interventions related to public management and governance, public administration fields – more generalist profile. To learn more about PPMI’s projects in this policy field, please check the following links [1] [2] [3].
  • At least three years of experience in policy analysis (either practical working experience or academic experience gained while implementing your own or collaborative research projects).
  • Rigorous and creative analytical reasoning, ability to construct research designs, reach valid conclusions and present them eloquently and persuasively.
  • Strong understanding and practical experience in applying qualitative (primarily) and quantitative (descriptive) research methods in social sciences (experience in applying them will be a strong advantage).
  • Master’s (or higher) degree in policy analysis, public administration, political science (candidates with a degree in other social sciences will also be considered).
  • Full English proficiency and excellent writing skills.

BE READY TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF

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

  • Implementing research to inform policy-making: collecting and analysing data, formulating data-informed conclusions and recommendations.
  • Applying qualitative (primarily) and quantitative research methods.
  • Presenting findings to clients, colleagues and the public at large. Writing research reports. Being ready to travel to meet clients and partners.
  • Writing research proposals and reports, while managing tight and coinciding deadlines.
  • Contributing to PPMI work in areas other than public management and governance.

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 (starting from EUR 2600 gross per month) 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 within the EU.

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