The junior analyst will be expected to contribute to research and evaluation projects under the supervision of a senior researcher. The analyst will manage smaller projects independently, and will help the work of the senior researcher as a coordinator in major projects. They will contribute to writing reports, literature reviews, desktop research and data visualisation, prepare grant proposals and bids, and other quantitative research tasks and administration. The analyst will represent the Budapest Institute to external partners together with the senior researcher, and will be involved in decisions related to his/her field of expertise.
Qualification and skill requirements: a social science degree, relevant international experience (studies or work), English proficiency, writing skills, independence, reliability. For analysts: some years of experience in project management. We are looking for candidates who actively support the mission of the Budapest Institute.
Additional skills are appreciated: a firm understanding and interest in microeconomics, labour economics, political economy, and/or welfare policy relevant work experience, experience in working with Stata (or other statistical software), basic econometrics training, and advanced language skills, especially in Czech, Slovak, Hungarian, Romanian and possibly Polish.
Working time and salary to be negotiated. The initial offer will be for a fixed term contract which will be reviewed and possibly extended after 12 months.
Please send your CV and a short motivation letter (highlighting your skills and experience in the above listed areas) to Ms Vera Balogh (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 29 April 2016.
The Budapest Institute was founded in November 2008 as a partnership of young economists and political scientists sharing theoretical and hands-on experience in research and government administration. The Institute produces independent research and analysis to support policymaking, -tracking and -evaluation. The Budapest Institute has a double mission. First, to contribute to public policy making grounded in research evidence that would benefit both Hungary and Europe and secondly, to promote the evidence-based approach in public discourse and policy debate. The Institute operates primarily in the areas of employment and social policy, Roma integration, education policy, the business environment and good governance.