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ERRC Seeks Gender Equality Research Fellow

29 May 2013

The European Roma Rights Centre is recruiting one Gender Equality Research Fellow for 2013. The Gender Equality Research Fellowship provides an opportunity for interested researchers and activists to conduct research on gender equality issues in Roma communities.

The ERRC seeks applications from the Czech Republic, France, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. 

In line with its Equal Opportunity Policy, ERRC encourages researchers from the Romani, Sinti and Travellers communities to apply for the Fellowship.

Deadline for applications: 9 JUNE 2013

Information about the fellowship

The Fellowship is expected to start in July 2013 and will last for six to nine months. The Fellow will begin by spending a period in ERRC office in Budapest, Hungary, necessary for orientation and preparation of the research project. During this time,  the Fellow will work closely with ERRC staff members on designing research and the respective methodology, media and communications, basic financial orientation and human rights education, as relevant. The Fellow will then return to their community to implement their research plan with the ongoing assistance of the ERRC. The Fellow is also expected to spend up to two weeks at the ERRC office in Budapest at the end of the fellowship to finalise their research report. The Fellow will work closely with ERRC staff members throughout all stages of their research.

Research proposal

The proposal should target an issue related to gender equality and human rights in Romani communities with priority given to topics focusing on ERRC’s main research areas.

Research projects should be action-oriented, i.e. they should aim at informing Romani communities or enabling them to benefit from the research (advocacy, direct action, litigation, raising awareness, etc.). The ERRC will give preference to community-based research proposals.

Profile of the applicants

The Gender Equality Research Fellowship is a component of ERRC activities aimed at capacitating Romani, Sinti and Travellers activists. The ERRC seeks a Fellow who has significant experience living and working in Romani communities and who has been engaged in work with Romani communities for extended periods. The Fellow should have working knowledge of English. Knowledge of Romani language preferred.

Fellowship support

The ERRC offers a monthly stipend and financial support for expenses incurred during the field research

Application Procedure

To apply for this fellowship, candidates should send the following application materials:

  • A maximum one-page letter of interest describing the candidate and including details of prior work or engagement on the issue to be researched;
  • CV; and
  • The contact details of two referees familiar with the applicant’s educational or work background.

Candidates should submit their documents by 9 JUNE 2013 via email to Dora Eke at dora.eke@errc.org. The message should be entitled: Gender Research Fellowship.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted in the course of the selection process. Incomplete or late application packages will not be considered for the position. 

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