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In-House Vacancies

Mapping Polarisation in Brussels

 

The Région Bruxelles-Capitale has commissioned Socaba to design and undertake a largescale social mapping study aimed at gathering and analysing comprehensive local data to identify polarisation challenges in their Brussels context, and assist local actors to counter the threat of polarisation by focussing on what unites rather than what drives apart.

 

Holistic approach: The project offers a conceptual reference framework for defining and describing polarisation related phenomena. Socaba adapts proven Social Capital research approaches to the community level, using the combined methodologies of face-to-face surveying, focus groups, in-depth interviews and ‘safe space’ sessions. The project’s intent is to gather and analyse the perspectives of approximately six thousand local residents across the Brussels region (by the end of 2020), and develop an image that is genuinely reflective of the public’s views.

 

Intersectionality & Polarisation: Social norms relating to gender, culture or education are integral to the way we structure and perceive each other in society, but their correlation to community polarisation is again under-researched. Socaba’s work incorporates a comprehensive intersectional perspective, allowing for a nuanced understanding of societal challenges and the development of societally inclusive policy options.

 

Actionable research: The project outputs will support the local level formulation of concrete proposals to counter the perceived causes of polarisation (inequalities, misinformation), polarisation itself (loss of confidence, social cohesion), and some of the extreme consequences of polarisation (radicalisation, extremism, and violence).

 

As part of the study, Socaba is opening the following vacancies:

Project Director

Job Description

  • Strategic supervision and project management;
  • Management and coordination of the team, assignment of tasks to be performed;
  • Chief coordinator with the project’s main stakeholders;
  • Supervises overall design of the methodology, data analysis, formulation of policy recommendations;
  • Drafting of the final report (in collaboration with the project coordinators and the experts).

 

Profile 

Qualifications required

  • +10 years of relevant professional experience.
  • At least a Master in a field related to the project (e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, demography, geography, political science, history, anthropology, ethnology, ethnography, gender studies, criminology). A PhD will be considered as an advantage;
  • In-depth knowledge of issues in line with the research topic (e.g. polarisation, social cohesion, urban sociology, inequalities, migration, radicalisation, cultural and religious diversity, inter-culturalism and minorities, gender study and intersectionality);
  • In-depth knowledge of the project’s research methods (e.g. field survey, qualitative and quantitative analysis of social survey data and individual testimonies, social mapping);
  • Proven experience in the formulation, design and/or implementation of one or more sociological studies;
  • Proven experience in formulating practical and policy recommendations (based on scientific observations) for local and/or regional and/or national actors (e.g. government, local authorities, civil society, social services);
  • Proven experience in managing a research team, client relations and local partners;
  • Excellent command of French and/or Dutch, good command of English.

 

Assets

  • Good understanding of the local context (Brussels-Capital’s geography, demography, public policies, associations);
  • Experience/knowledge in gender issues and/or intersectionality will be highly valued;
  • Knowledge of Belgium’s official languages ​​(French, Dutch, German) and/or other languages​​/dialects spoken by the Brussels population (e.g. Romanian, Arabic in all it regional variants, Amazigh, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba, etc …).

 

Offer

Employer: Socaba ASBL | Place: Brussels, frequent field work within the region

Contract: Short-term (4 months, with possible 6 to 12 months extension) | Start date: 2nd September 2019

Renumeration is commensurate with experience.

 

Apply via our Application Portal by 23:59, 16 August 2019.

Data Analyst

Job Description

  • Develop the coding criteria allowing to implement the interpretation, analysis and visualisation of study results based on quantitative and qualitative data;
  • Training of the interviewers in collaboration with the coordinators and team leaders;
  • Solve technical issues related to iPad integration and data transfers;
  • Perform advanced analysis of the textual and numerical data of the survey;
  • Develop visual presentations for the seminar and final report;

 

Profile 

Qualifications required

  • +4 years of relevant professional experience.
  • At least a Master in a field related to the project (e.g. sociology, psychology, economics, demography, geography, political science, history, anthropology, ethnology, ethnography, gender studies, criminology). A PhD will be considered as an advantage;
  • Experience in the project’s research methods (field survey, qualitative and quantitative analysis of social survey data and individual testimonies, social mapping);
  • Experience in the formulation, design and implementation of advanced scientific methodologies on a large amount of sociological data;
  • Excellent command of the data processing cycle (collection/creation, processing, analysis, storage, access, sharing, destruction);
  • Experience in designing quality assurance, data protection, ethics and bias prevention protocols for each phase of the data lifecycle.
  • Understanding of issues in line with the research topic (e.g. polarisation, social cohesion, urban sociology, inequalities, migration, radicalisation, cultural and religious diversity, inter-culturalism and minorities, gender study and intersectionality);
  • Excellent command of French and/or Dutch, good command of English.

 

Assets

  • Understanding of the local context (Brussels-Capital’s geography, demography, public policies, associations);
  • Experience/knowledge in gender issues and/or intersectionality will be highly valued highly valued;
  • Knowledge of Belgium’s official languages ​​(French, Dutch, German) and/or other languages​​/dialects spoken by the Brussels population (e.g. Romanian, Arabic in all it regional variants, Amazigh, Italian, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Bulgarian, Turkish, Lingala, Swahili, Kikongo, Tshiluba, etc …).

 

Offer

Employer: Socaba ASBL | Place: Brussels, frequent field work within the region

Contract: Short-term (4 months, with possible 6 to 12 months extension) | Start date: 2nd September 2019

Renumeration is commensurate with experience.

 

Apply via our Application Portal by 23:59, 16 August 2019.

Consultant Opportunities

Socaba is part of Framework Contracts with the European Union (DG DEVCO SIEA Lot 3), the UK Department for International Development (DFID IMDP) and Danida, 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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