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In-House Vacancies

SURVEY POLLSTERS

Job description

Guided by their team leader, the survey pollsters will meet a sample of inhabitants of the selected communes to probe their perception and approach of the polarisation phenomena that surround them. This will be done on the basis of a predefined questionnaire, administered with the help of electronic tablets.

 

Duties

  • Collection of survey data (door-to-door);
  • Observation / taking field notes;

The pollsters will ideally be from the Brussels region. They will be recruited in order to reflect as much as possible the demography, culture and languages ​​present within the Brussels region.

 

Required qualifications

  • Ongoing studies/diploma (+2 years) in social sciences (sociology, psychology, economics, demography, geography, political science, history, anthropology, ethnology, ethnography, gender studies, crime);
  • In the absence of a diploma, the candidate must be able to justify one or more relevant experiences participating in similar activities;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills;
  • Adaptability and flexibility;
  • Good understanding of the local context in Brussels (geography, demography, public policies, associations);
  • Excellent knowledge of French and / or Dutch, good command of English.

 

Assets

  • Knowledge of other official languages ​​(French, Dutch, German) and / or other languages ​​/ dialects spoken by the Brussels population (Romanian, Arabic / Darija, Amazigh, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba, etc …);
  • Knowledge of issues related to the research topic (polarization, social cohesion, sociology of the city, inequalities, migration, radicalization, cultural and religious diversity, inter-culturalism and minorities, gender study and intersectionality);
  • Experience / knowledge of gender issues is highly valued;
  • Knowledge of sign language.

 

What we offer

  • A student or fixed-term (CDD) contract between mid-March and mid-June (4½ months);
  • Flexible hours and standard student/beginners contract salary;
  • Opportunity to participate in an ambitious social project;
  • Training in survey methods and polarization awareness.

 

Candidates are invited to apply through the following Online Form by 19 February, 23:59.  The selected candidates will be contacted soon for an interview.
For any additional queries please send an email to
enquete@socaba.org

ENQUÊTEUR.TRICE. S DE TERRAIN

Description du poste

Guidé.e.s par leurs chef.fes d’équipe, les personnes sélectionnées iront à la rencontre d’un échantillon d’habitants des communes choisies pour les sonder sur leur perception et approche des phénomènes de polarisation qui les entourent. Ceci se fera sur base d’un questionnaire prédéfini, administré à l’aide de tablettes électroniques.

 

Les tâches liées au poste sont les suivantes :

  • Collecte de données d’enquête (entretiens porte-à-porte) ;
  • Observation / prise de notes de terrain ;

Les enquêteur.trice.s seront idéalement originaires de la région bruxelloise. Ils.Elles seront recruté.es dans le but de refléter au maximum la démographie, la culture et les langues utilisés au sein de la région bruxelloise.

 

Qualifications requises

  • Études en cours/diplôme (+2 ans) en sciences sociales (sociologie, psychologie, économie, démographie, géographie, sciences politiques, histoire, anthropologie, ethnologie, ethnographie, études de genre, criminologie) ;
  • En l’absence d’un diplôme, l’enquêteur.trice devra pouvoir justifier d’une ou plusieurs expériences pertinentes ou d’activités similaires ;
  • Excellent sens de la communication et du relationnel ;
  • Adaptabilité et flexibilité ;
  • Bonne compréhension du contexte local bruxellois (Géographie, démographie, politiques publiques, milieu associatif) ;
  • Excellente maitrise du français et/ou néerlandais, bonne maitrise de l’anglais ;

 

Atouts

  • Maitrise/connaissance des autres langues officielles (français, néerlandais, allemand) et/ou d’autres langues/dialectes parlés par la population bruxelloise (roumain, arabe/darija, amazighe, italien, espagnol, polonais, portugais, bulgare, turc, lingala, swahili, kikongo, tshiluba, etc…) ;
  • Connaissance des domaines en lien avec le sujet de recherche (polarisation, cohésion sociale, sociologie de la ville, des inégalités, de la migration, radicalisation, diversité culturelle et religieuse, inter-culturalisme et minorités, étude du genre et intersectionnalité) ;
  • Expériences/connaissances relatives à la question du genre hautement appréciée ;
  • Maitrise de la langue des signes.

 

Ce que nous offrons

  • Un contrat étudiant ou à durée déterminée entre mi-mars et fin-juin (4½ mois) ;
  • Horaires flexibles et salaire standard de contrat étudiant/débutant ;
  • Equipe dynamique, jeune et multiculturelle ;
  • Opportunité de participer à un projet ambitieux à vocation sociale ;
  • Formation aux méthodes d’enquête et sensibilisation à la polarisation.

 

Les candidat.es sont invité.es à manifester leur intérêt en postulant en ligne via le formulaire suivant d’ici 19 février 2020 à 23:59. Les candidat.es sélectionné.es seront contacté.es prochainement pour un entretien.

Pour toutes questions supplémentaires veuillez envoyer un mail à l’adresse : enquete@socaba.org.

Consultant Opportunities

Socaba is part of Framework Contracts with the European Union (DG DEVCO SIEA Lot 3) and the UK Department for International Development (DFID IMDP Lot 12), and regularly receive high-level consulting opportunities. Please check below for the latest project opportunities.

 

If you are interested and fully meet the expert requirements for an opportunity, please send your CV to expertise[at]socaba.org.

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Mapping of the interlinkages between climate change, conflict, fragility, displacement and migration in the Sahel and Horn of Africa Regions

Socaba is currently looking for two consultants for the following Danida-funded opportunity: Mapping of the interlinkages between climate change, conflict, fragility, displacement and migration in the Sahel and Horn of Africa Regions.

 

The overall goal of the assignment is to strengthen resilience and adaptive capacity to avoid, minimize or address the effects of climate change in fragile situations, including as a driver or threat multiplayer of fragility, conflict, displacement and irregular migration. The programme will be flexible to be able to respond to new demands and seize new opportunities and will, inter alia, seek to support local solutions to problems reinforced by climate change in urban and rural areas with particularly affected local populations. In order to prepare the new initiative, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) wishes to map the climate-fragility-conflict challenges in each region and their links to migration and displacement.

 

The objective of the assignment is, within the Sahel and Horn of Africa regions, to identify and provide a structured overview of the climate-fragility-conflict challenges, their links to migration and displacement, the existing architecture to respond to these challenges, and a range of possible entry points for a Danish engagement.

 

The aim of the mapping is to provide a basis for discussion and reflection in the MFA and with stakeholders on how to prioritize the new initiative. The assignment will involve subsequent presentation of study findings and options as an input to expert discussion panels and internal consultations in MFA. The mapping will help to frame problem understanding and identify possible options for the focus of the new initiative, thus informing the subsequent process of formulating and programming the initiative. As such, the mapping should focus on framing the overall problem(s) and identifying possible ways to approach this.

 

The project will begin 06 January 2020, and is expected to be concluded by 15 February 2020

 

The geographic focus of the mapping is:

  1. the Sahel region, specifically Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger.
  2. the Horn of Africa region, including specifically Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya.

 

The two Experts we are looking for:

Consultant 1: Climate-conflict-fragility-migration expert for the Horn of Africa

General qualifications:

  • Recognised Master’s Degree in relevant field.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in development cooperation and humanitarian action, at least 3 of which relate to the region relevant to the assignment.

 

Specific qualifications:

  • Extensive experience from designing programming and managing of development projects and humanitarian action in fragile contexts, including in conflict situations.
  • Good knowledge about the climate-conflict-fragility nexus and experience with the international and regional landscape of international organisations and agencies, instruments and programmes intervening here.
  • Good understanding of the linkages from climate-conflict-fragility towards displacement and migration.
  • Good experience in the area of adaptation to the impacts of climate change and resilience building.
  • Familiarity with the latest knowledge about scenarios for climate change impacts in the Horn of Africa and latest thinking and best practice for addressing, limiting and reducing the these impacts in fragile situations.
  • Solid knowledge of Danida’s Aid Management Guidelines, including key cross cutting concepts, tools and methods such as theory of change, human rights based approach, gender equality, role of civil society, private sector involvement, etc.

 

Experience from the Horn of Africa:

  • Good knowledge about conflict and fragility drivers, climate change and migration challenges, displacement and humanitarian action in the Horn of Africa from previous assignments.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English.

 

Consultant 2: Climate-conflict-fragility-migration expert for the Sahel

General qualifications:

  • Recognised Master’s Degree in relevant field.
  • A minimum of 15 years of experience in development cooperation and humanitarian action, at least 3 of which relate to the region relevant to the assignment.

 

Specific qualifications:

  • Extensive experience from designing programming and managing of development projects and humanitarian action in fragile contexts, including in conflict situations.
  • Good knowledge about the climate-conflict-fragility nexus and experience with the international and regional landscape of international organisations and agencies, instruments and programmes intervening here.
  • Good understanding of the linkages from climate-conflict-fragility towards displacement and migration.
  • Good experience in the area of adaptation to the impacts of climate change and resilience building.
  • Familiarity with the latest knowledge about scenarios for climate change impacts in the Sahel region and latest thinking and best practice for addressing, limiting and reducing the these impacts in fragile situations.
  • Solid knowledge of Danida’s Aid Management Guidelines, including key cross cutting concepts, tools and methods such as theory of change, human rights based approach, gender equality, role of civil society, private sector involvement, etc.

 

Experience from the Sahel region:

  • Good knowledge about conflict and fragility drivers, climate change and migration challenges, displacement and humanitarian action in the Sahel from previous assignments
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French.

 

 

Should you be interested and available for the assignment, make sure to email your CV to giulio.morucci[at]socaba.org with the title “Danida – Climate-Conflict Mapping” by COB 11 December 2019.

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