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  • Organization: ICMPD - International Centre for Migration Policy Development
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    • Scientist and Researcher
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Researcher

Vacancy Announcement VA19P017V02 Researcher

Focus: Migration Dataand QuantitativeResearch th

PostingDate: 11 March February2019 th

DeadlineforApplications: 25 March 2019

DutyStation: Vienna,Austria

Start Date: As soon as possible

Contract Duration: 14 Months (withpossibilityofextension)

Type of Post: International OrganisationalOverview:

The International Centre forMigration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 17 MemberStatesand over60 projectsactivethroughoutEurope,Africa,AsiaandLatinAmerica, ICMPD isagrowingandever-morerelevantpresenceinitsfield.Theorganisation’sgreatestassetsareits200+ staffmembers,whopersonifyitsvaluesofcommitment,integrity,partnership,respect,andinnovation inactionsand decisions.

Project Overview:

ICMPD is inviting allinterestedcandidates to apply forthe Researcherposition withspecialfocus on migration relevant data, quantitative research methods, particularly (longitudinal) survey methodologyandcoordinationandthefollowingprojects:

The FIMAS– panelsurveyonrefugees’integrationtrajectoriesaimsatidentifying,facilitators and possible barriers to successful labour market integration in Austria, based on cross- sectional and longitudinal data analyses, in order to outline policy recommendations for improvedlabourmarketintegration.Fortherunningsurvey1.600interviews(CAWI/CAPI)are being conducted. Based on previous experience and an extended questionnaire (German, Arabic, Dari), a next survey round will be implemented and include a panel component, followinginitialrespondentsfrompreviouswaves, plusarefreshersample.Itwillgivepriority to youngrefugeesinAustria.

Theprojectevidence-drivenMigrationGovernancePolicyandPracticeinNorthAfrica (eMGPP) aimsto generate,operationalizeanddisseminatemigration-focusedknowledge,researchand evidence that can inform and improvemigrationpolicyand governance as ashared practice between North African governments and European Union Member States. The project includes the building of an innovative migration-focused network, North Africa Migration AcademicNetwork, to develop migration research and policy and research and analysis of progressmade towardthe strategicobjectivesoftheEuropeanUnion EmergencyTrust Fund for Africa in the North of Africa. Together, the network and strategic-level research and analysis willproduce originalevidence related to key migration issuesin the North of Africa. This evidence will be put to work to formulate and elaborate specific policy directions, 1 cooperation and collaboration among countries affected by migration from, in and through theNorth ofAfricaregion.

Pleasenotethat this positionissubjecttoapproval and availabilityof projectfunds. Job Description:

The Researcher is responsible for analysing, assessing as well as developing new approaches to research on migration and related fields using primarily quantitative methodologies. S/he is responsible forthe development and coordination of research projects of medium/high complexity, as assigned, and for the provision of expert support to projects as relates to planning, developing, implementingandquality-controlofresearchoutputs.

TheResearcherdevelopsconcepts,identifiesopportunitiesandformulatesproposalsfornewresearch projects. S/he monitors, analyses and interprets developments of the state of knowledge in the assignedspecificorcross-cuttingarea(s)ofexpertise,developsandformulatesresearchactivitiesand outputs and engages in specialist events and external debates. S/he keeps abreast with trends and issues, builds and maintains networks and partnerships in the field, and continues to develop his or herown professionalskillstoensurerelevanceandhighqualityresearch.

The Researcher contributes to the development of ICMPD’s knowledge body by engaging in information-sharing and exchanges and by disseminating research outputs through variouschannels to internalandexternalstakeholders.S/hedevelopsconcepts,identifiesopportunitiesandformulates proposalsfornewresearchprojects.

Within the assigned projects, the Researcher plans and coordinates research deliverables and is responsible fortheirtimelyachievement and quality. S/he closely cooperates with stakeholdersand donors and creates scientificcontent, continuously assessing outputs forquality and relevance. S/he develops, assesses and analyses projects’ results, translating them into options for further policy development, innovation and institutionalknowledgeand disseminating findingsacross internal and externalstakeholdergroups.

The Researcher works collaboratively with members of the Research and Policy Teams in the Directorate for Policy, Research and Strategy (PRS) to deliver results and to enhance knowledge exchangeandinformationsharing.Asapplicable,s/hecloselycoordinateswithProjectManager(s)and ProjectTeamsintheDirectorateforMigrationDialoguesandCooperation(MDC)ofassignedprojects. S/he directly supervises project teams or selected staff members of assigned projects, including externalResearchers,AssociateResearchers,andassistants.

The Researcherworks underthe supervisionof the Head of Research and the functionalsupervision oftheSeniorResearcherorProjectManagerasapplicableforspecificandcross-cuttingareasofwork. Tasks and Responsibilities

1. Researchand ResearchCoordinationintheThematic,CrosscuttingAreasandforProjects: Design, direct and undertake policy appropriatequantitativeresearch in relevant areas such as migration, integration, labourmarket, education, demography and cross-cutting areas of medium/highcomplexity;

Oversee and collect statistical data (both original and third party administrative and other needed datasets), primary and secondary quantitative dataanalysis as well as quantitative empiricalresearch,particularly(longitudinal)surveys,intheassignedprojectsofmedium/high complexity;

In line with scientific standards, select data collection instruments, plan, coordinate and deliverresearch-relatedoutputs guaranteeing scientificstandards. Review, assessand revise 2 resultswithintheassignedresearchforqualityandrelevanceandcoordinatepeerreviewsand feedbackonresearchoutputs;

Closelycooperatewithstakeholdersanddonors;

Analyse, organise, synthesise and present research findings in appropriate formats and translateresearchfindingsintooptionsforfurtherpolicydevelopment;

Translate research findings into formulation of new projects. Identify and develop ideas for new projects. Develop and formulate new project concepts and proposals. Direct research proposalsandfundingapplications/bidsofmedium/highcomplexity;

Share information, disseminate research findings, provide contextualised findings from specificfieldsofexpertiseandcontributetointernalandexternaldiscussions; Act as a focal point on statistical data collection and analysis, survey research, and other quantitative methodological approaches for cross-unit/cross-departmental cooperation. Provideresearch-relatedinputinternallyandtoexternalstakeholdersasrequested. 2. Team Management:

Supervisetheworkofprojectteams,internalandexternalResearchers,AssociateResearchers and/orAssistants;

Monitorqualityandtimelinesofworkoutputsandprovideguidanceandfeedback; Assessperformanceofthedirectsuperviseesaswellasmotivateandmentor.

3. ResearchMonitoring,NetworkingandEngagement:

Followandkeepupto datewithrelevantscientificdiscussionsanddevelopmentsinthematic and cross-cutting research areas. Identify opportunities for ICMPD to engage in relevant debates to promote ICMPD’s research work and to disseminate findings. Formulate and present substantive contributions at meetings, trainings, conferences and other fora for academicand policydiscussions;

Establishandmaintainnetworkswithstakeholdersinthefieldofwork,especiallyinacademia, think-tanks, nationaland international institutions,involved in migrationresearch and policy development;

Exchangeandshare informationwithexternalstakeholdersonICMPD’sresearch-related activitiesandfindingsthroughvariousformsofcommunicationandevents;

Conceptualiseresearch/policyrelevantevents,meetings,workshopsanddissemination eventsalsooutsidetheimmediateprojectcontextwhererequested.

Key Results:

Research debates in the specificand cross-cutting areas of work followed and analysed for relevance;

Researchinspecificandcross-cuttingareasofmedium/highcomplexitydirected; Project(s) research outputs planned and delivered in a timely and qualitative manner accordingto projects(s)workplan(s);

Project(s) research results translated and shared for furtherpolicy development as well as advancinginnovationandknowledge;

Newresearchprojectsandprojectcomponentdevelopedandformulated;

Projects’scientificresultstranslatedintooptionsforfurtherpolicydevelopment; Specificorcross-cuttinginputstorelevantdebatesandeventsproducedanddelivered; Research networks cultivated and opportunities for ICMPD to participate in the debate promoted.

Incumbent Profile:

At least5yearsof position-relevantexperienceinmigrationorother-closelyrelatedsocial and policyresearchareasincludingempiricalresearchexperience;

3 Soundknowledgeofsurveymethodologiesandotherquantitativeandqualitativemethods of datacollectionandanalysis.Experiencesinapplicationofavarietyofscientific methodologicalapproaches;

Practicalexperiencedevelopingsurveyinstrumentsandsurveysamples,andcoordinating surveydatacollectionandanalysis;

Familiaritywithsocialsurveys;

ProficiencyindataanalysiswithStata,SAS,SPSS,R,orotherstatisticalsoftware; Strongskillsinanalysisofdatasetsat both anationalandan internationallevel; Knowledgeofissuesofdatacomparability,availabilityanddatacollectionpractices; Experienceinprojectcyclemanagement,projectdevelopmentandprojectcoordinationof medium-tolarge-scaleresearchprojectsinvolvingmultiplepartnersand/orcovering multiplecountries;

Good knowledgeofmigrationandotherrelatedareasofsocialandpolicyresearch,including theoreticalapproaches,methodologiesandmajorempiricalresearchandpolicyissues; Publicationrecord,commensurate withexperiencerequired;

Excellentanalyticalandscientificdraftingskills(EnglishandGerman),includingabilityto presentandvisualizestatisticalanalysestopolicy andpractitionersaudiences; Strongorganisationalandsolidcommunicationsskills.

CorporateQualifications

Experienceininternationalcontext;

Proficiencyin(verbal/written)EnglishandGerman, proficiencyinanothermajorEU language,Russian,orArabicisan asset;

PhDorMaster’sdegreeinsocialsciences(sociology,economy,politicalscience)orrelated field.

Compensation:

ICMPD offers a monthly gross salary to be calculated based on qualifications and experience. AdditionalbenefitsincludeHealthandAccidentInsuranceandsixweeks’annualleave. Application Procedure:

Interested candidatesare requested to submit theirapplication in English throughthe ICMPDonline

recruitmentsystemathttp://www.icmpd.org/work-for-us/current-vacanciesbymidnight(CET)ofthe closing date specified above. Forthis purpose, candidates will first need to registerwith the ICMPD website.Oncetherelevantdatahasbeenentered,candidateswillbeabletoapplyforvacancies. Pleasenotethatinthecourseoftheonlineapplication,themotivationletterandpersonalCVmustbe uploaded in the EuropeAid format in English. The template is available for download at http://www.icmpd.org/work-for-us/.

Allapplicantsareencouragedtoapplyassoonas possibleafterthevacancyhasbeenposted andwell before the deadline stated above. Applications received afterthe published deadline, and offline applicationssubmittedviaemail,faxorpost,willnotbeconsidered.

Due to the high volume of applications, only short-listed candidateswill be contacted and applicants are expectedtobeavailableforapersonal/telephoneinterview.

In theeventofatechnicalissuewithyourapplication,pleaseemailrecruitment@icmpd.org. GeneralInformation:

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