Job Description – Senior Researcher
PublicPolicy.ie is a new independent Centre supported by Atlantic Philanthropies. Its purpose is to carry out and support independent research to inform fiscal policy choices in the Republic of Ireland, communicate the results effectively and stimulate constructive discussion amongst policy-makers, civil society and the general public. We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Senior Researcher to join the organisation at this early stage and to play a pivotal research role within the organisation.
Role Purpose : The Senior Researcher will be responsible for ensuring that ‘PublicPolicy.ie’, its staff and its various working groups and initiatives are provided with the research and information required to carry out their work effectively.
· Carry out research on designated subjects
· Produce policy briefs, conference and seminar papers on research carried out
· Keep abreast of research findings and key developments in the area of fiscal policy
· Support working groups and members’ access to information on aspects of fiscal policy
· Provide support to interns on allocated projects
· Provide support on other assigned tasks as required
We seek applications from people of talent and commitment to help lead the research function. The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications, skills, abilities and experience;
· A post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (e.g. economics)
· A proven track record in leading public policy research & analysis
· A deep understanding of how the public policy process functions
· Excellent oral and written communications skills
· An ability to communicate to a variety of audiences using a variety of media
· An ability to work independently and as part of a team
· IT Skills
This is a fixed term contract to October 2013, which may be extended for a further period. To apply for this role, please email your Curriculum Vitae and covering letter to Donal de Buitleir (ddebuitleir at eircom.net) by 1st February 2012. For further information see this article.