Cork City Profile Researcher/Analyst
The Cork City Profile Inter-Agency Group seeks to carry out a Cork City Profile 2017. For this purpose we are tendering for a Researcher/Analyst with experience in developing City Profiles and knowledge of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) on a full-time basis for six months to support the development of a city profile. The time scale for completion of the project is April 2018. This profile will build on the content of the previous City Profiles (2002, 2009, and 2014) and will be expanded in relevance to include measures of health, social inclusion and community participation. The City Profile will provide a framework for multi-agency planning based on up to date and relevant data. The Profile Researcher/Analyst will develop the city profile with the support of and guidance from an inter-agency steering group.
The Cork City Profile Steering Group is an inter-agency group made up of city stakeholders, including research institutions, public agencies and organisations and community representatives. The group is concerned with advancing research and policy development in Cork City, working together to present a socio-economic and health profile of the city based on Census data, public administrative data and other community based research data. The inter-agency group is facilitated through the Healthy Cities’ Initiative and the Social Inclusion Unit at Cork City Council.
The Consultant position:
- Working with an inter-agency team to analyze, research and write a socio-economic profile of the city (maps, tables and info graphics will be provided).
Principal Duties and Responsibilities of consultant:
- Develop the structure of the City Profile in consultation with the steering group and working group.
- Research, analyse and write a Cork City Profile report (maps, tables, and info graphics will be provided) with the support of the inter-agency group and the CSO.
- Supervise the statistical social and health related data provided and the mapping and graphic interpretation.
- Liaise bi-monthly with the City Profile Steering Group/Working Group.
- Provide technical advice on both quantitative and qualitative research methods and the interpretation of socio-economic and health information.
- To guide and focus the socio-economic, health and other data information for the development of the City Profile.
- To act as a source of technical advice on both quantitative and qualitative research methods and the interpretation of social, health and other social information through the analyzing of maps and databases.
- To develop links with academic institutions and other relevant agencies for the compilation of the City Profile.
- Other relevant duties as may arise.
The Consultant candidate:
- Minimum a degree in Geography, Social Science, Public Health, Epidemiology or related science.
- Completion of a Post-Graduate course in Social Sciences, Geography, Public Health, Epidemiology or related science.
- Experience in manipulation and analysis of census data and other administrative data.
- Experience in co-ordination of data and research in social sciences, public health, epidemiology or related science.
Key skills and competencies:
- Highly developed ability to handle and analyse and interpret socio-economic, cultural and health data and present it in an accessible manner. This would include a working knowledge and experience of applied statistics.
- Computer literacy and familiarity with the use of databases and spreadsheets.
- The ability to present data to a high standard and write reports suitable for a wide range of audiences.
- Excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with multiple inter-agency partners as well as the ability to handle multiple priorities.
- Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative.
- An interest in social inclusion, working with community & voluntary sector, and inter agency working.
- The selected candidate must have the ability to maintain confidentiality.
Deadline for tendering: Friday the 14th of July 2017 at 5:00 p.m.
Time-Scale: A maximum of 6 months from date of appointment.
Please send tender to:
Social Inclusion Unit, Corporate and External Affairs Directorate,
New Civic Offices,
Cork City Council,
Or e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org