Job Title: Researcher
Organisation: The European Institute for Gender Equality
Location: Vilnius, Lithuania
Closing Date: 17 May 2021 at 13:30 Eastern European Time.
Salary: The current gross basic salary before deductions and the correction coefficient weighting of 76.6% for Lithuania, is approximately €5,563 (in the first step) or €5,797 (second step) depending on years of experience. Salaries are exempt from national taxation and subject to tax at source and. Deductions are also made for medical insurance, pension and unemployment insurance.
Contract Type: Fixed Term
Working Pattern: Not Stated
Sponsors international candidates? Member State of the EU
Reporting to the Head of Operations and working in close collaboration with other colleagues, the jobholder will enhance the research and analytical capacity of the Unit. The post requires a very good understanding of gender or social statistics, knowledge and experience in data analysis, interpretation and research management as well as the ability to apply advanced methods of statistical analysis.
Role and Responsibilities
The responsibilities of the post include the following tasks and activities:
Contribute to the knowledge on gender equality challenges and policies as regards the identification of priority areas for information, data collection and analysis;
Lead data analysis and the drafting process of analytical output (reports, factsheets, other communication materials);
Conduct interpretative analysis and produce high quality, policy relevant and reliable gender statistics in connection with (i) the Gender Equality Index, (ii) monitoring the Beijing Platform for Action and (iii) EIGE’s gender statistics database;
Apply different methods of statistical analysis from descriptive statistics to complex multivariate analyses (e.g. cross-correlations analysis and principal component analysis, regression analysis or economic modelling) in the area of gender equality;
Design and monitor the implementation of the EU wide surveys including analysis of survey data;
Explore available survey and administrative data sources, cooperate with external data producers to improve data availability and reduce data gaps in comparative EU-wide gender research;
Design, implement and monitor research projects, including all aspects related to the management of contracted research, ensuring the highest standards as well as quality of the content;
Contribute substantially to the development of new methodologies, designed to improve consistency and reliability of sex disaggregated data, gender indicators and gender statistics;
Contribute to drafting and editing quality policy relevant reports, studies, opinions, recommendations and presentations on the progress of gender equality in the EU;
Engage systematically with the Institute’s key stakeholders to identify their needs and provide, if requested, evidence based expertise;
Represent EIGE in meetings and events with its stakeholders;
Any other relevant tasks assigned by EIGE’s management.
Experience, Skills and Qualifications
To be considered eligible for selection, an applicant must, by the closing date of this call:
have a university degree which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma when the normal period of university education is four years or more, or have a level of education which corresponds to completed university studies attested by a diploma and appropriate professional experience of at least one year when the normal period of university education is at least three years;
have a good command, both spoken and written, of at least two official EU languages;
be a national of a Member State of the EU;
enjoy full rights as an EU citizen;
have fulfilled any obligations imposed by the national laws concerning military service, and
be physically fit to perform duties.
At least six years of professional experience gained after the award of the relevant qualification and at a suitable level corresponding to performance of tasks as defined in section 2.
Proven record of experience in gender analysis using official statistical data, gender and/or social statistics and indicators at a national, EU or international level, e.g. survey and administrative data form such sources as Eurostat, EUROFOUND, OECD, the European Fundamental Rights Agency (FRA) or national statistical offices.
Experience with analysis of microdata using quantitative data analysis software, e.g. Excel, SPSS, R and/or Stata.
Experience in statistical modelling, e.g. regression analysis, impact assessment, economic modelling and application of other methods of advanced statistical analysis.
Experience in design and implementation of surveys and survey data analysis.
Practical experience in research project management.
Evidence of ability to present statistical analysis in a reader friendly manner for policy development purposes, substantiated by a list in the candidate’s application form of publications and/or reports/policy papers that she/he has written.
Very good command of English, which is the working language at the Institute.
Very good presentation and communication skills, substantiated by a list in the candidate’s application form of at least five most recent presentations at international events.
Evident organisational and administrative skills, including the ability to manage priorities, work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
A Master’s/PhD degree with substantial focus on applied statistical analysis, e.g. either in economics or mathematics or statistics or sociology.
Experience of coordinating and/or conducting international research projects.
Very good understanding of EU policies (and key issues) related to gender equality.
The selection procedure includes the following steps:
Only duly completed applications submitted electronically within the deadline will be taken into consideration.
Each duly completed application will be examined with a view to establishing that the candidate meets all eligibility criteria.
Eligible applications will be evaluated by the appointed selection committee based on selection criteria defined in this vacancy notice. Depending on the number of applications received, the selection committee may apply stricter requirements within the selection criteria noted above.
The best-admissible candidates will be short-listed for interview.
Interviews and written tests will be in English.
During the interview, the selection committee will examine the candidates' profiles and assess their relevancy for the post in question. On the day of the interview, candidates may also be required to undergo a competency assessment exercise.
On the day of interviews, candidates will be requested to present originals and/or copies of documents detailing citizenship in particular a copy of identity card, passport or other official document specifying citizenship.
If at any stage of the procedure, it is established that information in the application has been knowingly falsified, the candidate shall be disqualified from the selection process.
Successful candidates will be included in a reserve list which will be valid for 12 months. The validity of this list may be extended. Each candidate will be informed by letter whether or not s/he has been placed on the reserve list. However, inclusion of candidates on the reserve list does not guarantee recruitment.
EIGE’s Director will appoint the selected jobholder from the reserve list, taking into account a gender balanced, geographically diverse organisation.
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