Jobs and Internships

Research Coordinator

We are seeking an Azerbaijani Research Coordinator, who would support the coordination of research initiatives and related arrangements, as well as the communications with the potential policy experts and consultants. The Coordinator reports to the PPI Director.

Main functions of the position:

* Prepares research programs (priority areas, research themes and research methodologies) for each research area of the PPI
* Develops PPI research profile (in which a scientifically rigorous methodology is outlined as a central aspect of the PPI work)
* Liaises with potential and already contracted policy experts, scholars, students and alumni
* Establishes PPI relations with new policy experts, scholars, students and alumni
* Participates at PPI and other meetings
* Initiates or assists in the preparation of applications for funding
* Initiates or assists in the preparation of research project proposals
* Receives policy papers, essays and opinion pieces from interested policy experts, scholars, students and alumni, on behalf of the PPI
* Reads received papers, leads the peer-review process for the accepted papers
* Determines the themes and frameworks for PPI research projects, calls for papers, and coordinates and oversees research projects and call for papers, in collaboration with other team members
* Identifies key policy issues, determines the frameworks for policy discussions and meetings, and arranges communications with potential guests
* Invites participants to events
* Maintains day-to-day technical management of the PPI web-content and writes articles for events/news
* When desired and/or feasible, conducts research, produces research papers, essays or opinion pieces
* Prepares activity and trend reports

Required qualifications:

* Master’s degree in public policy, political science, economics, international relations, business or public administration. PhD degree is a strongly desired.
* 5 years of relevant work experience
* Skills on qualitative and quantitative research and data analysis, as well as on interpreting policies in a variety of fields
* Ability to conduct research using different methodologies
* Knowledge and experience of Windows software
* Excellent written, oral and presentation communication skills
* Excellent knowledge of and fluency in Azerbaijani and English. Knowledge of Russian is an asset but not required.

Interested candidates are invited to submit the following application documents:

* A detailed CV with a photo
* Motivation letter that specifies two issues: 1) your qualifications and experience of the in accordance with the main functions of and required qualifications for the positions; 2) what is your vision of the PPI work, as a potential research coordinator of the PPI?
* A sample article/paper/opinion piece/essay