Location: Switzerland (Geneva)
Closing date: 19 May 2008
Job Description

Under the research programme on Social Policy and Development, the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) conducts critical research on various approaches to social policy in developing countries. UNRISD requires a Research Analyst to work under the direction of the programme's Research Co-ordinator on ongoing research projects in Social Policy and Development.

The main projects the Research Analyst will work on are:

- Financing Social Policy;
- Social Policy and Migration in Developing Countries, which examines the links between migration and social policy in contexts of South-South migration; and
- the Social Policy and Development programme inputs into UNRISD’s forthcoming Flagship Report on Poverty Reduction and Policy Regimes.

Job Description

Specific duties of the post will vary as project needs dictate but are likely to include the following:

Research support: Provide detailed comments and feedback on draft research reports; Assist in editing (substantive and copy-editing) research papers and preparing them for publication; Conduct library and Internet searches; Assist in the drafting of new research proposals; UNRISD Research Analysts are encouraged to author or co-author a research paper on a topic relevant to the programme with which they are associated during their period at the Institute.

Project management: Act as a focal point for queries relating to the programme area; Maintain databases and files of relevant information; Identify potential researchers who might collaborate with the programme; Maintain and update databases of relevant researchers and research institutes.

Event organization: Assist with the organization of meetings, workshops and conferences.

Web site management: Work with the Web Site Manager to maintain the programme site.

- Masters degree in social sciences, economics, development studies or a related area.
- 1-2 years research experience in the area of social policy and development.
- Excellent written and spoken English, knowledge of French and/or Spanish desirable.
- An ability to multi-task and adapt to changing demands.
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