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Vacancies

Vacancies

The OII currently has 2 vacancies, detailed below.

Research Project Administrator

Vacancy ID: 154660 | Closing date: Wednesday 5 January, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 5

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the post holder will act as a Research Project Administrator of the Fairwork Foundation.

We are seeking to appoint a motivated and approachable individual with experience of research administration, preferably in a higher education setting to provide post award support on a £3m grant. Fairwork is an action research project that assesses digital labour platforms against principles of fair work, and uses that research to push for positive change in the gig economy. The project currently operates in over 25 countries, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and continues to expand.

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, and working closely with the two project managers of the project and the departmental Finance Officer this post will, provide research administration to fulfil the specific requirements as set by the funder of the project.

You will provide general administrative support to ensure the smooth operation of the network’s grants, accounts, specific research projects and general support services. You will oversee the day-to-day administrative tasks of the project and will assist with organising and coordinating our research activities across the world.  Part of the role will also involve assisting the Finance Officer during grant audits and financial reporting and providing information in a timely fashion with a high level of attention to detail. Other tasks will involve providing administrative and financial oversight on specific project budget items, organising meetings, preparing agendas, writing minutes as well as managing budgets and timelines of the project.

The successful candidate will have a working knowledge or appreciation of research administration, and it is desirable to have experience of working as part of a large research project in a higher education setting, with multiple funders. You will have a ‘can do’ attitude and will be adaptable and able to respond at short notice to urgent matters at the same time as progressing ongoing projects, with attention to detail in every step. You will have excellent verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to communicate with a wide range of people.

It will be required that you have a demonstrative enthusiasm for the role, and Fairwork’s aim to improve the working conditions in the gig economy.

You will be friendly, personable and conduct yourself in a professional manner, with a personal commitment to providing outstanding support at all times. It is desirable that you have experience of working within a large international research project, but not essential.

How to apply

  • Opening date: Friday 26 November, 2021, 9:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Wednesday 5 January, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Wednesday 5 January 2022 will be considered.

Communication Lead

Vacancy ID: 154655 | Closing date: Wednesday 5 January, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Details

Grade: Grade 7

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the post holder will act as a Communications Co-Lead of the Fairwork Foundation.

We are seeking motivated Communications Co-Lead to join the Fairwork project. Fairwork is an action research project that assesses digital labour platforms against principles of fairwork, and uses that research to push for positive change in the gig economy. The project currently operates in 26 countries, in Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas, and continues to expand.

The post holder will be an experienced Communications Manager with outstanding all-round skills to co-lead on the communication strategy of our initiatives. Fairwork reports, Fairwork Pledge, Fairwork Secretariat activities and Fairwork social media campaigns are all likely to feature in a busy work schedule. They will devise media strategies for these initiatives, delivering high-profile positive coverage across print, broadcast and online channels. They will also help frame and articulate Fairwork’s position on a range of issues in the fast-changing digital labour economy context.

The post involves close liaison with Fairwork’s Primary Investigator, Communications Co-Lead based at the Berlin Social Science Center, project managers and all members in our fast-expanding network of researchers. You will be a brilliant writer with attention to detail and a sound understanding of how strategic communication works. You will also be flexible, diplomatic, persuasive and resilient, working across various country teams and busy schedules. From the outset, you will be required to do research, write and distribute online and offline content, press releases and maintain a wide range of high level internal and external contacts. You will also be designing a communication strategy to broaden our audience and increase our public and online visibility.

You will be part of a large variety of internal and external committees and networks, including but not limited to Fairwork Africa, Europe, Asia, South America networks, and you will be responsible for developing, gaining agreement and delivering Fairwork’s overall communication strategy, taking into account the priorities, goals and initiatives of the project in appropriate channels within the time frame of the project. You will also help oversee the communications budget of the project, and will prepare regular reports for the PI on project’s communication-related expenses.

 

How to apply

  • Opening date: Friday 26 November, 2021, 9:00am UTC
  • Closing date: Wednesday 5 January, 2022, 12:00pm UTC

Only applications received before 12:00pm UTC on Wednesday 5 January 2022 will be considered.