Overview

University of Toronto Research Officer Part Time in Toronto, ON

University of Toronto

Branch Toronto ON CA

Position:
Research Officer
Location:
Toronto, ON

Coordinating the logistics of conferences/events; Under the direction of the Inside Justice Project Director, the Research Officer assists with the design and…

Purpose
Inside Justice is a project of the Global Justice Lab at the Munk School of Global Affairs. Under the direction of the Inside Justice Project Director, the Research Officer assists with the design and execution of Inside Justice’s research program by providing research and administrative support for the Inside Justice project, including: assisting with research by collecting, summarizing and analysing research data; providing administrative support for research projects; coordinating the logistics of conferences/events; and interacting with the project’s partners and networks.

The Research Officer will conduct action research on the operation of justice systems in Nigeria, generating original information and insights about trends in criminal justice reform from interviews and observations, examines and reviews existing data about current practice, and responding to requests for information from representatives of a wide range of government agencies and non-government organizations. The Research Officer will draft field memos and other reports based on this research for review by the Inside Justice Project Director. The Research Officer will also provide administrative support to the Project Director in coordinating meetings and interviews in Nigeria, and coordinating network meetings in Toronto. Some travel to Nigeria is required.

Qualifications
: Qualifications Required
Education:
Bachelor’s degree in a social science or international relations, or an acceptable equivalent combination of combination of education and experience.

Experience:
Minimum two (2) year experience in empirical research and analysis by monitoring trends, gathering and interpreting data, and interviewing representatives in government and non-governmental organizations. Experience conducting field research related to criminal justice reform in Nigeria.

Skills:
Demonstrated skills in the evaluating and creating graphic representation of quantitative information. Knowledge of MS Office Word and Excel. Competence and knowledge to use at least one of the following software packages for statistical purposes: Excel, Stata, Microsoft Access, SPSS. Excellent writing and communication skills required.

Other:
Strong understanding of the operation of global justice systems. Ability to manage conflicting priorities and deadlines. Ability to deal sensitively with diverse groups and to function as part of a multidisciplinary team. Ability to work in rapidly changing environments. Demonstrated initiative, tact and creativity, with strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to interact professionally with senior government officials, civil society actors, and academic leaders. Must be able and willing to travel to Nigeria.

Travel : Extended
Notes : Term position with the possibility of renewal.

Regular exposure to competing and/or simultaneous deadlines, and emotionally charged situation requiring listening, assistance, and support.

Regular daytime schedule 8:45 am to 5:00 pm with some overtime and travel (e.g. incumbent will travel to Nigeria to conduct interviews and observations in the offices of government departments and non-governmental organizations), 2 to 3 trips per year for 5-10 days each.

Normal office environment; shared work space.

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Employment Type: Part Time
Location: Toronto, ON, CA
Posted on: 2017-01-24
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