Roma Matrix Project Recruits Research Consultants

Deadline: 25 July 2013
Open to: academic researchers in the early part of their career with demonstrable knowledge and research experience in the field of Roma rights and inclusion
Remuneration:  €5000 on acceptance of the final version of Country report


Roma Matrix (Mutual Action Targeting Racism, Intolerance and Xenophobia), a project focused on tackling the social exclusion, racism and discrimination of Roma across ten EU member states is looking to recruit nine researchers, one to focus on each of the following countries: Italy, Hungary, Slovakia, Greece, Romania, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Poland and Spain. The researchers will be responsible for desktop analysis and mapping of existing policy and practice in their country with a particular focus on four key areas:

  • Reporting and redress mechanisms for tackling racism and discrimination of Roma
  • Roma children in care
  • Employment
  • Cross community relations and mediation

The job would ideally suit an academic researcher in the early part of their career based in a University or a similar research and policy environment

About the Job

The research has three parts. The first is to provide expert comment on our fieldwork rationale. The second is to help shape a later empirical phase of the research by suggesting appropriate key state and civil society actors working on the issue of Roma inclusion. The third part of the role is to produce a Country Report in the range of 6000-7000 words, which will form part of the interim report due for submission in January 2014 and also inform the empirical research.

The work will be required to take place between Mid- August 2013 and the end of January 2014.

You will be reimbursed a total of €5000 on acceptance of the final version of Country report.


In order to apply candidates must:

  • Be experienced in policy relevant research
  • Have demonstrable knowledge and research experience in the field of Roma rights and inclusion
  • Knowledge of and contact with policy makers at European, national and regional government, levels, public and private sector service providers, law enforcement and the judiciary, civil society organisations and Roma community advocates
  • Have excellent written and spoken English
  • Have a high level of proficiency in the language of the country they wish to research.
  • Have strong analytic skills
  • Be able to work to deadlines


In order to apply applicants should submit their CV and a cover letter, which includes details of your written publications as well as a sample of your written work, no longer than 1000 words. Furthermore, they are required to indicate their country of interest.

For further information please refer to the official call.

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