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Researcher

Location:
London
About Tony Blair Institute for Global Change:
 At the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change we are dedicated to making globalisation work for the many, not the few. We do this by helping countries, their people and their governments, address some of the most difficult challenges in the world today – beginning with those where we think we can break new ground, offering leaders new thinking and new approaches. Our staff – over 200 of them, based all over the world – are working on some of the most intractable problems around issues of co-existence, governance, the peace process in the Middle East and renewing the centre.
Focus of the Role:
Know-how
  • Generate insight through open-source intelligence (OSINT) on conflict, terrorism and violent extremism, examining, interpreting and recording findings from large volumes of information
  • Write clear, concise and accurate briefings, papers and reports for external publication and internal use
  • Keep abreast of news and read a wide range of newspapers, journals and other source materials to deepen and broaden knowledge on extremism, conflict and radicalisation
Judgement
  • Corroborate and fact-check evidence from a wide range of online and offline sources
  • Recode and disaggregate data to create unique data sets and samples for research and analysis
  • Identify trends and prepare analysis from data for policy audiences
Accountability & Responsibility
  • Assist in the writing of research funding proposals, providing briefing notes and background context when appropriate
  • Build and maintain a network of contacts from research and academic communities to enhance and facilitate your research
Ambition
  • Identify new and emerging research areas and data outlets and draw links across data sets
  • Explore new and innovative methods for curating and managing data
What We Look For in Our People:
 • A commitment to rigorous fact-checking and attention to detail, even under pressure
A good grasp of current affairs and topical news stories, related but not limited to extremism, conflict and radicalisation 
An undergraduate degree in a relevant subject(s), such as Conflict and Security, Political and Social Sciences
Experience, or having minored, in statistics, quantitative research methods, and or modelling 
Ability to manage multiple tasks concurrently, and prioritise effectively
Experience inputting data using programmes such as Excel and Google Sheets
Competency using platforms such as Tableau, ArcGIS 
Ability to synthesise and summarise evidence and draw trends across multiple documents
Experience applying simple but rigourous methodologies for qualitative and quantitative data analyses 
Ability to identify and drive continual improvements to systems and ways of working
Readiness to adapt to last-minute changes and tight deadlines

Not essential, but nice to have: 
Proficiency in Arabic, French or other languages  

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