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Call for Applications: National Lead Researcher for Austria


The Networks Overcoming Antisemitism (NOA) Project, coordinated by CEJI-A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe, is recruiting a National Lead Researcher in Austria.

Four months part-time contract beginning November 2021. Application deadline: October 11th, 2021

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As National Lead Researcher in Austria, the candidate will make an essential contribution to the country specific development of the National Report Cards. National Lead Researcher will engage stakeholders and interview experts in order to fill in data gaps. This position will liaise with a national Advisory Group and with the European NOA Project Coordination in order to achieve a final scoring of the indicators used in the Report Card methodological framework. Good political judgment and analytical, communication, facilitation and representational skills are important for this position. A suitable candidate must have significant knowledge of antisemitism in its political, social and legal context, and have extensive research experience. The lead researcher is free to engage an assistant to manage the required desk research and support the lead researcher in preparing interviews, analyzing and presenting findings, identifying gaps in policies, and applying evidence-based analysis to inform practical policy recommendations going forward.

Tasks and responsibilities:

  • Assess the state of national implementation of the EU Council Declaration on the Fight against antisemitism based upon objective, measurable indicators and analyze the reasons for the non-fulfillment of specific measures as prescribed in the research guidelines.
  • Be prepared to engage with and present the research at: 1) national Advisory Board meeting(s); 2) a National Stakeholder Workshop for a small group of 25 government and community representatives to process preliminary findings; and 3) a larger National Conference of 150 community and policy stakeholders to optimize exploitation of the Report Card results and recommendations.
  • Provide research reports to the NOA Project Coordinator, including ongoing updating of evidence logs based on the Research Guidelines.
  • Based on the findings, deliver a written comprehensive analytical final report and suggest recommendations, using a report template which will be provided.
  • Provide NOA’s team with practical feedback on the implementation of the research as necessary.

Compensation: 5000 euros. This position is part time, subcontracting, with approximately 20 flexible hours per week for a period of four months, plus travel, phone and internet expenses. Home access to internet, laptop and mobile phone is required for this position. The Researcher may also be asked to present the results in follow-up meetings or European conferences.

To apply: Send CV with a cover letter and sample published reports to Tamas Buchler at tamas.buchler@ceji.org by October 11, 2021.