ESRI: EMN Policy Officer - European Migration Network

EMN Policy Officer – European Migration Network, ESRI

The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) is seeking to recruit a Policy Officer for a vacancy in the Irish National Contact Point (NCP) of the European Migration Network (EMN), located within the ESRI. The position is offered on a two-year fixed-term contract basis.

The Institute

The Economic and Social Research Institute, founded in 1960, is located in Dublin’s South Docklands area. Its mission is to produce high quality research, relevant to Ireland’s economic and social development, with the aim of contributing to knowledge and informing policymaking and public debate. It has over 120 staff including economists, sociologists and other social scientists, in addition to support and technical staff.

The European Migration Network

The aim of the European Migration Network is to provide up-to-date, objective, reliable and comparable information on migration and asylum at Member State and EU-levels, with a view to supporting policymaking and informing the general public. The EMN is funded in Ireland by the European Commission and the Department of Justice and Equality. More information can be found at

Role Description – EMN Policy Officer

We wish to recruit a Policy Officer to join the EMN Ireland team. The role involves leading and collaborating on various research and policy and outputs within the bi-annual EMN Work Programme, including writing up to four EMN research studies per year. The Policy Officer will be asked to represent EMN Ireland and the ESRI, by disseminating findings and by networking at national and EU levels. The successful candidate will also work flexibly, collaborating with other team members/ESRI researchers on various activities as appropriate.

Skills, Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should have a strong background in migration and asylum-related research, with expertise in relevant national and EU-level policy and law.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Masters or PhD level qualification in a relevant discipline, for example in law, sociology, international relations, politics or geography;
  • Experience of producing policy-relevant research;
  • In-depth knowledge of the subject area, including familiarity with the main stakeholders;
  • Relevant work experience;
  • Proven networking skills;
  • Experience of presenting research findings, including to international fora;
  • Experience of writing for publication;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal and team working skills;
  • Strong organisational skills, good time management with an energetic approach to tasks;
  • Proven ability to work on own initiative;
  • Strong attention to detail;
  • Flexibility and capacity to contribute to other areas of ESRI research;
  • Familiarity in working with data.

Terms and Application Procedure

Appointments will be on a two-year fixed-term contract basis and starting salary will be in the range €40,349 – €44,719, commensurate with experience. The successful candidates will be based in offices in Dublin 2.

To apply for this position please click here. The closing date for applications is 5pm on 28th January 2019. All applications will be acknowledged. Late or incomplete applications will not be processed.

The ESRI is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to accommodating the needs of people with disabilities to enable them to participate in the selection process.
Please let us know if you have any particular requirements should you be invited for assessment/ interview or that you wish us to take into account when considering your application.


Dublin 2

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