TASC: Researcher - Social Inclusion, Health & Climate Justice Projects

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TASC

TASC is hiring a full-time Researcher to work across our Social Inclusion, Health and Climate Justice projects

TASC is looking to hire someone with experience in social research who is interested in further developing TASC’s research work across Social Inclusion, Health and Climate Justice. If you are someone with a background in research and an interest in working to tackle social injustice and inequality, this might be the right opportunity for you.

This is a full-time position for one year, with a possibility of being extended. The salary for position is €39,000 - €42,000 per annum, depending on experience.

Our office is based in Dublin 2. Working locations for this position are flexible, but will require some time in our Dublin office/ the Dublin area. The Researcher may also be required to travel throughout Ireland for data collection as necessary.

About TASC

TASC is an independent think-tank whose mission is to address inequality and sustain democracy by translating analysis into action.

TASC’s main objectives are:

  • Promoting education for the public benefit
  • Encouraging a more participative and inclusive society
  • Promoting and publishing research for public benefit as a public education charity

TASC engages in research and public outreach concerning inequality, democracy, social inclusion and climate justice. Through its work, TASC seeks to increase knowledge of public policy, improve working conditions, facilitate a just transition to advance climate action and protect livelihoods and communities, and more generally, contribute to positive social change in Ireland and the EU.

For more on this area of TASC’s work, see: Our Work | TASC - Think-tank for Action on Social Change

Key Areas of Responsibility:

  1. Project management
  • In conjunction with other research staff, work on developing, delivering and expanding TASC’s work in the areas of Social Inclusion, Climate Justice and Health
  • Facilitate meetings, public forums and events (digital and in-person)
  • Work in collaboration with relevant stakeholders – including statutory bodies, community and voluntary organisations, and front line service providers
  • Contribute to the writing and editing of research and policy documents
  • Contribute to developing relevant training and public outreach based on on-going TASC research projects
  • Ensure that relevant organisational policies and guidelines are adhered to and implemented
  1. Research and sustainability
  • Conduct qualitative research (such as interviews and focus groups), extant literature reviews and other related research activities
  • Develop of written reports for public dissemination
  • Provide on-going support for TASC funding applications
  • Report on monitoring and evaluation as necessary
  • Assist with the wider work of TASC in order to meet the strategic goals of the organisation
  • Undertake duties as required by the TASC Director

Essential:

  • To have completed, or be close to completion, of a PhD in the Social Sciences, Health Sciences or a discipline related to community development or climate justice
  • Experience in qualitative data collection and analysis
  • Past experience in project management
  • Passion for addressing inequality in Ireland and demonstrated commitment to TASC’s organisational ethos and mission
  • Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills,
  • Proficient in MS packages e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Fluent English

Desired:

  • Experience writing funding applications
  • Experience in writing reports for public dissemination
  • Past experience organising events
  • Experience working with different social media platforms
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis
  • Past experience working with GIS mapping software
  • Competency in other European languages

Key competencies:

  • The successful candidate will conduct themselves with integrity and will treat people with empathy, politeness, and kindness, including having sensitivity and appreciation for diversity.
  • The successful candidate will encourage colleagues and value collaboration and teamwork that shares in success and learns from shortcomings.
  • The successful candidate will not fear making mistakes, being wrong or coming up short.
  • The successful candidate will have the ability to understand and appreciate issues from a wide range of perspectives and adapt their own thinking and approach based on this understanding

Expected hours of work: This is a full-time post (5 days/week). The position is for an initial period of one year with the possibility of being extended depending on funding.

Compensation: The salary for this is €39,000 - €42,000

Applications:

Please send your CV with a 1 page cover letter to contact@tasc.ie by Wednesday the 29th of June 2022. Unfortunately, due to capacity constraints, we can only guarantee a response to shortlisted candidates. Shortlisted candidates will be asked for a writing sample.

*Please be aware that we will prioritise applicants that meet the essential criteria list above*

General Info

Date Entered/Updated
9th Jun, 2022
Region
Dublin 2 / Flexible
Expiry Date
29th Jun, 2022