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VA21P033V01 - Researcher

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Job Location: Vienna, Austria
Duration: 12 Months with the possibility of extension (Part-Time/80% at 32h/w, with the opportunity to increase over the course of the assignment)
Closing Date: 10 Mar 2021


Organisational Overview:
The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation tasked with promoting innovative, comprehensive and sustainable migration policies. With 18 Member States and over 60 projects active throughout Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America, ICMPD is a growing and ever-more relevant presence in its field. The organisation’s greatest assets are its 200+ staff members, who personify its values of commitment, integrity, partnership, respect, and innovation in actions and decisions.

Project Overview:
ICMPD is inviting all interested candidates to apply for the Researcher position for the following study: “Zusammenhänge zwischen Schutz, Entwicklungsmöglichkeiten und irregulären Transitmigration“.

The study examines the linkages between access to protection, development opportunities, and (irregular) secondary/transit migration in the Western Balkans. It views existing macro- and micro-level models on destination choice in terms of the linkages between transit/secondary migration and the migration management mechanisms of the three countries Bosnia and Herzegovina, Northern Macedonia and Serbia. In doing so, the study will be structured to survey and link two perspectives: migrants’ motivation, expectations, destination choice and state characteristics and functioning of relevant systems.

Please note that this position is subject to approval and availability of project funds.

Job Description:
The Researcher is responsible for analysis and content creation in support of medium-scale project-level scientific research outputs.

The Researcher engages in research planning, undertakes research, and drafts research related outputs. S/he is responsible for the management of research projects of low/medium complexity, as assigned. Within the assigned projects, the Researcher coordinates and delivers research being responsible for the timely achievement of high-quality scientific outputs. S/he plans research activities continuously assessing outputs for quality and relevance and disseminates project´s scientific outputs through various channels.

The Researcher follows scientific discussions and developments in his/her specific thematic area. S/he advances internal information exchange on research findings and translates research findings into options for further policy development. S/he contributes to the development of ICMPD´s knowledge body by synthetizing research findings, by developing knowledge materials and by contributing to the development of new research initiatives and projects. S/he advances the state of knowledge in her/his particular field of expertise and disseminates immediate research findings at specialist events.

The Researcher works under the overall supervision of the Head of Research and the direct supervision of Project Manager(s) of the assigned projects, or Senior Researcher for project-specific deliverables and collaboratively with members of the Project Teams and staff in the Directorate enhancing exchange and information sharing. S/he collaborates with external experts in the area of work soliciting inputs to projects and initiatives.


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