To support research programs (for USAID and UN partners including) SeeD is looking for an engaged Ukraine Program Specialist to be based in Kyiv.
To support research programmes (for USAID and UN partners including) SeeD is looking for an engaged Ukraine Prigramme Specialist to be based in Kyiv.
Job Title: Ukraine Programme Specialist Organisation: The Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD)
Contract duration: 1st October – 31st December 2019 (subject to extension following the trial period)
Contract status: Full-time (40 hours per week)
Salary range: 1200 - 1600 EUR
General Summary: SeeD is a research-driven innovative think tank, generating evidence to inform programmes and policies around the world. Together with local partners, we help identify root causes of conflict and drivers of positive change towards more cohesive and prosperious societies. Since our establishment in 2012, our efforts have reached Ukraine, Moldova, Cyprus, Liberia, Bosnia, Malaysia, Nepal, Armenia, Iraq, and beyond.
Our presence in Ukraine dates back to 2015. Since then we have conducted multiple waves of SCORE processes on the national and regional level, with a specific focus on the eastern oblasts. Our main partners in Ukraine are UNICEF, UNDP, USAID and Chemonics International. Together we have investigated a wide range of public perceptions and narratives about different societal issues such as support and skepticism towards reforms, political orientations and preferences, civic attitudes, intergroup harmony, migration tendencies, life skills and adolescent development. The main departure point of our research is to better understand the drivers and impact of the conflict on the socio-political ecology of Ukraine in order to scientifically identify the most impactful pathways to build social cohesion, prosperity and security. Our research is directly anchored in and inform policy making and programming of the key stakeholders and partners in Ukraine.
Ukraine Programme Specialist will join SeeD’s Ukraine team in Kyiv and will support implementation of the Social Cohesion and Reconciliation Index (SCORE) in partnership with USAID and UNDP, and the UNICEF Adolescent Study. Main responsibilities will include research design and data interpretation (e.g. literature reviews, questionnaire design, content analysis), production of analytical products as per stakeholder needs (e.g. policy briefs, presentations, infographics), communication of research findings to a wide range of stakeholders and organisation of outreach activities (e.g. workshops, public lectures).
We communicate our findings to a wide range of stakeholders, such as Ministries, NGO’s, top media outlets, collaborate with other think tanks, organize discussions with wider audiences across the country. We are looking for a team member who is value-driven and creative, interested in evidence-based approaches to addressing societal challenges, and passionate about building a pluralistic, democratic and cohesive Ukraine. The ideal candidate would be someone who can translate academic research into specific policies and interventions and understands the value of both, can communicate complex findings to various audiences and does not shy away from public speaking. They should be able to manage and prioritize multiple processes simultaneously, bring in their own expertise and contribute to the innovative multidisciplinary research framework SeeD constantly works to improve.
For more information please contact Demetra Kallitsi via email:recruitment@seedSofpeace.eu
Duties and responsibilities:
- Develop a strong understanding and knowledge of the SeeD methodology, mainly for SCORE Ukraine and UNICEF Adolescent Study projects;
- Conceptualize, design, implement research processes as per partners’ needs, report about implementation stages and findings back to the partner, contribute to the coordination and implementation of project deliverables and activities such as reflection group meetings, participatory dialogue meetings, public outreach events and the like;
- Conduct literature reviews and content analysis of media narratives and policy documents;
- Work closely with SeeD Ukraine Operations and Data Teams to shape and guide data analysis as per stakeholders needs and governed by contextual demands of the country;
- Work closely with Ukraine Programme Lead to understand and interpret research findings and their policy implications in order to elicit key messages for different audiences;
- Work closely with Ukraine Programme Lead to understand the partner and donor needs and priorities in Ukraine and develop evidence-based products and outputs tailored to these needs and priorities (e.g. such as policy reports, visuals, graphs, infographics, social media posts and updates), and contribute to stakeholder engagement efforts in Ukraine (e.g. organisation of events, meetings and consultations with key political and societal stakeholders);
- Build and maintain a network of donor organisations and funders committed to supporting SCORE and the work SeeD in Ukraine
Essential qualifications and competencies:
- Degree in sociology, psychology, adolescent development, political science, international relations, development studies, media studies or other relevant field;
- Solid understanding of and interest in socio-political context of Ukraine;
- Demonstrable knowledge and experience of research methods, research design and implementation of interdisciplinary research;
- Good sense and understanding of audience empathy and communicating research and academic content;
- Solid experience in giving public presentations, interviews;
- Demonstrable experience in donor funded project management and NGO work particularly in peacebuilding, humanitarian work, development, reconciliation, mediation and similar;
- Experience in producing policy analysis outputs such as policy briefs, articles, op-eds, presentations, infographics, online content;
- Excellent writing and communication skills in Ukrainian, English, Russian.
Desirable qualifications and competencies:
- Postgraduate degree in sociology, psychology, adolescent development, political science, international relations, development studies, media studies or other relevant field;
- Good knowledge of statistics programmes such as SPSS/STATA;
- Good knowledge of content analysis methods and qualitative data analysis programmes such as NVivo;
- A good sense of humour;
To apply send the following documents to email@example.com by 1st September, Sunday 5pm Ukraine time.
- Full CV and a motivation letter (1-2 pages describing the candidate’s motivation and suitability);
- An example of previous writing (publication, book chapter, article, report);
- 2 references to be sent directly to SeeD by the referees.