Project Associate for our gender-based programmes

Job Title: Project Associate

Location: IARS Institute Office, Canada Water, London or working remotely

Salary: £100 per day

Hours: to be agreed (up to 10 days a month)

Closing Date: Sunday 31st May

 The Role

We are looking for a Project Associate to co-ordinate and lead on the research for our pan-European projects on gender-based discrimination and violence.

The Project Associate will take on day-to-day management of the projects and conduct both primary and secondary research. We are looking for someone who has academic or project-based experience of the subject matter, is comfortable reaching out to professionals and building networks, and has project management experience.

The Project Associate will be line managed by the Director and will work closely with the office team; as well as interns, volunteers and  our pan-European project partners.

The two specific projects currently under our Gender-based portfolio are:

Children First

This project was set up to tackle dating violence in its early stage by educating children attending school accordingly. This is a European-wide project, of which the main objective is to tackle gender-based violence in relationships through combating stereotypes and norms fuelling dating violence. Tasks will include:

  • Taking responsibility for the project timeline and deliverables
  • Providing the Director with regular progress reports
  • Working with the Finance Manager to oversee the project budget and financial reporting
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the primary and secondary research with children and professionals
  • Working with partners to develop a comprehensive training programme (face to face and online) for school teachers
  • Working with partners to pilot a web-based game for children, challenging gender norms and stereotypes
  • Oversee the development of a training programme for education professionals and youth workers

 

FREE from Gender-based Discrimination in Schools

The project seeks to create a system for parents and teachers to work together to counter sexism and gender-based discrimination in schools. This will be through the creation and dissemination of a number of e-books, courses, and other materials.

Tasks will include:

  • Taking responsibility for the project timeline and deliverables
  • Providing the Director with regular progress reports
  • Organising regular online progress meetings with European partners
  • Working with the Finance Manager to oversee the project budget and financial reporting
  • Co-ordinating and overseeing the primary and secondary research with parents and professionals
  • Working with partners to develop a comprehensive training programme (face to face and online) for school teachers and parents

About the IARS International Institute

The IARS International Institute has a charitable mission to give everyone a chance to forge a safer, fairer and more inclusive society. We achieve our charitable aims by producing evidence-based solutions to current social problems, sharing best practice and by supporting young people and the community to shape decision making. We aspire to be a leader in creating new knowledge and forming public and expert opinion internationally. Over 85% of the Institute’s work takes the form of world class academic inputs (e.g. peer reviewed articles, ebooks, reports, consultation responses, policy papers, conference presentations, conference papers). We deliver our charitable mission:

  • By empowering marginalised individuals of our society through accredited training, educational programmes, mentoring and one-to-one support;
  • By acting as an international network of NGOS bringing together people and ideas to share best practice and engage in debates on current social problems
  • By carrying out action research and evaluation that is independent, credible,  peer-reviewed, user-led, focused and current
  • By supporting individuals and grass roots organisations to carry out their own initiatives to shape decision-making and society, and by helping them to maximise their social impact
  • By being an authoritative, independent and evidence-based voice on current social policy matters.

 

Application Process

There are three stages in the application process.

Stage 1:

Please send: (a) your CV (b) a covering letter addressing the Person Specification and (c) the IARS Diversity Form to Dr. Claire Bonham, IARS Director via director@iars.org.uk

The application deadline for this stage is Sunday 31st May 11.59pm.

Incomplete applications will not be considered. We regret not having the resources to respond to unsuccessful candidates.

Stage 3:

  • Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a face-to-face interview w/c 8th June (video interviews will be considered in light of the ongoing Covid-19 situation).

For an informal chat about the role please contact Dr. Claire Bonham via director@iars.org.uk

Click here for the JD Project Associate JD_March 2020

Click here for the diversity monitoring form IARS diversity monitoring form 2020