Job Details: Adoption Authority of Ireland: Research Assistant

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Adoption Authority of Ireland: Research Assistant
[Adoption Authority of Ireland]



_The Adoption Authority of Ireland is seeking a research assistant for
a **Apply on the website** month contract._

The Authority is a quasi-judicial, independent body, responsible for
granting domestic adoption orders and for recognising intercountry
adoptions granted outside of the State. The Authority also grants
Declarations of Eligibility and Suitability to persons, habitually
resident in Ireland, who wish to adopt in Ireland or abroad. It is the
national central authority for adoption under the **Apply on the
website** Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation
in Respect of Intercountry Adoption.

For more details on the work of the Authority, refer to the website [].


A temporary research assistant is required to provide support to the
Authority’s Research Officer in implementing a pre-determined
research strategy which covers a number of different areas of
adoption. This is an excellent opportunity for an early-career
researcher to gain experience in real-world data collection and


* Applicants must hold a relevant Masters in psychology, sociology,
social work or a cognate discipline
* Experience in quantitative/qualitative data collection, cleaning
and analysis
* Good working knowledge of SPSS/MS Excel


* Experience of conducting direct research with children/young
people/vulnerable populations including focus groups
* Up-to-date knowledge of remote/online data-gathering techniques
(e.g. online, via Whatsapp, Surveymonkey etc.)
* Academic understanding of the area of adoption
* Experience in coding of qualitative data
* Experience using NVivo qualitative analysis software

The successful candidate should have good interpersonal and
communication skills, strong analytical skills, and be able to work
pro-actively and independently.


The contract will operate initially for a **Apply on the
website**-month period. Following this period, and subject to
satisfactory performance, the Authority may at it sole discretion
extend the term of the contract for a further period of **Apply on the
website** months.


An encrypted laptop will be provided for all work purposes, including
receiving and reading sensitive information via a secure Adoption
Authority email address.


Salary: €**Apply on the website**,**Apply on the website** per
annum, based on a 5 day working week. Invoices should be submitted on
a quarterly/monthly basis.

AAI will be required to ensure the successful candidate is compliant
with tax; we will do this by way of obtaining an up to date tax
clearance certificate. This can be obtained by registering with the
Revenue Commissioners.

NB: The Adoption Authority’s offices remain open at this time. The
successful candidate will be OFFICE-BASED in the Authority’s offices
in Shelbourne Road, with some potential for flexibility. The offices
are fully Covid-**Apply on the website** compliant with all necessary
protocols in place.


Please send a CV and expression of interest before MIDDAY **APPLY ON
**Apply on the website**, with “Research Assistant Post” in the
subject line of the email. Questions about the role can be directed to
**Apply on the website**/**Apply on the website**.

Interviews will be held in mid-late July VIA SKYPE/ZOOM.


The Adoption Authority will convene an expert panel to carry out the
competitive stages of the selection process to the highest standards
of best practice. The approach employed will include:

* Shortlisting of candidates on the basis of the information
contained in their application;
* A competitive preliminary interview.

Prior to recommending any candidate for appointment to this position,
the Authority will make all such enquiries that are deemed necessary
to determine the suitability of that candidate, including Garda
vetting. Until all stages of the recruitment process have been fully
completed a final determination cannot be made nor can it be deemed or
inferred that such a determination has been made.

We need : English (Good)

Type: Permanent
Category: Others

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