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When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.

About

POLICY RESEARCHER/ANALYST The Policy Researcher/Analyst contributes timely and relevant research and analysis to PPR’s various policy research programs. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

The incumbent will play a lead role in developing PPR’s research and policy program with a focus in one policy area. Key responsibilities will be to:

  • Work with Research Director and Managing Director to develop and implement evidence-based research in assigned policy area(s).
  • Identify new issues topics and research questions for PPR.
  • Design, manage and deliver specific projects within the research program, by:
    • Carrying out analytic research,
    • Working with qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Write papers, reports and research summaries for internal and external audiences.
  • Develop dissemination plans for each relevant research or policy publication.
  • Present papers to large and smaller audiences.
  • Engage with key stakeholders in government, the private sector, the voluntary sector and other research establishments as needed.
  • Monitor external research and policy developments

People’s Policy Research is a small team. Staff members are expected to support each other and share cross-organisational work, as well as carry out their individual responsibilities.

ABOUT THE IDEAL INCUMBENT

Incumbent(s) will need to be self-motivated and well-organised, with working knowledge of a relevant policy area and the ability to apply their skills across a range of research and policy-related activities.

The experience and skills required for this position include:

  1. Excellent analytical, quantitative and qualitative research skills.
  2. Experience in either econometric or statistical qualitative or quantitative research techniques.
  3. Superior written and oral presentation skills in a range of formats (briefings, reports, summaries, etc.).
  4. A basic understanding of micro- and/or macro-economic issues and how they relate to social policy and policy development
  5. Experience carrying out analysis of common data sets (e.g. the ANES, BPS, etc.) desirable.
  6. Experience or general comfort working independently and contributing to small teams in a virtual environment.
  7. Willing to commit to regular written deliverables including research papers, blog posts, opinion pieces and similar written pieces.
  8. Access to a computer and reliable internet connection.

Skills

  • Research
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 4-plus hours per week
  • Access to a computer and reliable internet connection

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