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We are seeking to recruit a Research Analyst to join the Applied Research & Innovation team at Trilateral. You will support Trilateral’s participation in the EU-funded RiskPACC project that focuses on increasing disaster resilience across society. You will work with Civil Protection Authorities, Civil Society Organisations, citizens, researchers and technology developers from across Europe to understand disaster resilience and risk perception and co-create solutions to build enhanced disaster resilience.
This role is a 1-year contract and will require travel within Europe (in accordance with travel restrictions).
Main Activities and Responsibilities:
- Conduct research on and contribute to an analysis of disaster resilience and risk perception in the EU from Civil Protection Authority and community perspectives.
- Critically review current definitions of disaster resilience and risk perception to establish a set of general principles applicable to disaster risk management.
- Conduct various stakeholder (e.g., first responders, citizen groups, NGO’s) engagement activities to understand local resilience practices and approaches.
- Conduct a SWOT analysis to examine a range of processes and methods traditionally used by local communities to increase resilience.
- Through desk-based research and qualitative research with stakeholders, identify gaps between research, policy and practice.
- Through the project’s co-creational approach, contribute to the development and co-evaluation of the RiskPACC platform, solutions, and toolkit.
Required Education, Knowledge and Experience:
- MSc and expertise in the area of crisis management, disaster resilience, or risk perception.
- Experience of conducting desk-based research and literature reviews.
- Proven experience in designing and conducting qualitative research activities.
- Experience contributing to the development of resilience enhancing frameworks, good practices, and/or solutions.
- Experience synthesizing interdisciplinary information.
- People skills with experience leading focus groups and workshops with a range of stakeholders (NGOs, Civil Protection Authorities, researchers, citizens, and technical experts).
- Excellent writing and communication skills with experience of disseminating research findings to different audiences. For example, through publications in peer-reviewed journals, conference proceedings and/or other scientific and non-scientific media.
- Candidates will have completed or be close to completion of a doctoral degree, preferably in the area of crisis management, disaster resilience, or risk perception.
- Experience of implementing, reviewing or designing disaster resilience best practices, guidelines or standards (e.g., ISO’s SDGs, Sendai Framework).
- Experience with co-creation methods with citizens and organizations/field experts.
- Familiarity with H2020 and/or Horizon Europe projects or proposals.
- Project management experience.
- Experience of writing funding applications.
Location: This position is open to candidates based the UK
Contract type: Fixed Term
Salary: Commensurate with experience
Hours: Full time
In return, you get ...
- Flexible working hours
- A competitive salary
- Remote working/ working from home options
- A friendly and enthusiastic team of experts in the field
To Apply: Please submit both your CV and a cover letter to email@example.com, linking your experience to our requirements. References will be required prior to appointment and candidates must be eligible to work in the UK. All applications should be marked specifically as “Research Analyst" in the subject email.
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