Nasc are recruiting a peer researcher with lived experience of direct provision/the international protection process.
This position is on an independent contractor basis. The contract will be for a total of 20 days (160 hours) at the rate of €200 per day (€25 per hour) with hours spread over a five-month period. Full payment will be €4,000.
Nasc Ireland is an independent human rights organisation and a registered charity based in Cork City Nasc, the Irish word for ‘link’, empowers migrants to realise and fulfil their rights. Nasc works with migrants and refugees to advocate and lead for change within Ireland’s immigration and protection systems, to ensure fairness, access to justice and the protection of human rights. Our goal is to realise the rights of all migrants and refugees within Irish society.
About the Research Project
Nasc secured funding through the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission’s Human Rights and Equality Grant Scheme 2021-22 for a project entitled Ending Direct Provision? One Year On. As part of this we are delivering a report on the implementation of the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision.
The project, Ending Direct Provision? One Year On will combine an evidence-based score card with qualitative research by a peer researcher. Essentially the project will aim to answer the question, one year on from the publication of the White Paper – has access to economic, social and cultural rights for international protection applicants improved? We aim to publish and launch the research in June 2022.
The Peer Researcher will gather the views of people in the international protection process through a survey and four focus groups. Preliminary meetings will take place with the Steering Group in December 2021. The consultations will be carried out over a period of three months between January and March 2022. The Peer Researcher will report to Nasc’s Project Lead and will work closely with the Project Steering Group and the consultant Lead Researcher. The Peer Researcher will work with the Project Lead, with the input of the Steering Group, on the survey and focus group design and analysis of the information gathered. The Peer Researcher will work closely with the Lead Researcher and the Project Lead on the report write up with a draft report to be completed by end of April 2022.
The successful candidate must have lived experience of living in direct provision or being in the international protection process. The successful candidate will be expected to have:
- Knowledge of the international protection process and an understanding of the White Paper on Ending Direct Provision.
- Experience of working with data and data protection.
- Experience of facilitating groups.
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written;
- Basic research, analytical and IT skills are necessary. Prior experience of carrying out qualitative research will be an advantage.
The Peer Researcher will:
- Support the work of the project in engaging with people in the international protection process;
- Work with the Project Lead and the Steering Group to identify what information is required;
- Work with the Project Lead to design and plan four focus groups and delivery of same;
- Collate the feedback from the focus groups;
- Work with the Project Lead to design and plan a survey and delivery of same;
- Assist in collating the feedback from the survey;
- Work with the Project Lead to analyse and evaluate the information gathered and draft a report.
Location: Remote Working
Please email a CV and cover letter outlining your relevant experience by email to Fiona Hurley at email@example.com Please indicate ‘Peer Researcher’ in the subject line of the email.
Applicants may be asked to provide a short writing sample.
Closing date: 5pm 24th November 2021