Asylos is looking for a London-based consultant to help set up its work in the UK
Consultancy (one-year contract; possibility to extend to two years)
Asylos is a network of volunteer researchers providing on demand background research to support asylum claims. The research concerns the situation in the country of origin of the asylum seeker or other facts relating to an individual asylum claim. In many countries, legal aid provided for asylum seekers is limited. Lawyers can$B!G(Bt devote sufficient time to researching information which may substantiate asylum requests in court. The around 100 Asylos volunteers, based in different countries around the world, look for information that can help to establish whether forcing a refugee to return to his/her country of origin or transit would threaten his/her life or deny fundamental human and civil rights.
Asylos is looking for a proactive individual with proven project management experience to set up and manage Asylos$B!G(Bs activities in the UK. This is a unique position for a highly motivated self-starter to develop our profile as a new and dynamic NGO in the UK. He/she will manage a team of UK-based volunteer researchers to research high- quality country-of-origin information substantiating claims from young asylum seekers in the UK. He/she will take a leading role in identifying new approaches for Asylos to researching information to inform asylum claims in the UK context; liaise with our UK partners (law centres, NGOs, barristers and solicitors); organise regular volunteer meetings in London and manage the research flow. Working closely with Asylos$B!G(Bs Brussels-based staff, he/she will also engage in fundraising efforts for Asylos$B!G(Bs work in the UK.
$B!|(B Entrepreneurial spirit and a successful track-record of managing projects
$B!|(B Proven networking skills and ability to form working relationships with partner NGOs, reach out to new stakeholders, and engage with government officials and funders (an existing network with UK asylum NGOs would be an asset)
$B!|(B Very good knowledge of the UK asylum system (politics, policies and law)
$B!|(B Good research skills and ideally already an experience with managing research projects
$B!|(B An interest in and willingness to learn about technological solutions to support our research (custom databases, social network analysis, project management tools)
$B!|(B Native speaker level of English, knowledge of French and other languages is an asset
$B!|(B A university degree in a relevant social science (politics, law, sociology, anthropology, migration studies, development studies or other)
What we offer
$B!|(B 12 month contract for a London-based consultancy (annual budget of up to 14.400 GBP for work days)
$B!|(B Frequent travel to Brussels to meet with Asylos staff
$B!|(B The opportunity to set up a new organisation and contribute to Asylos$B!G(Bs strategic thinking about country-of-origin research, working closely with Asylos$B!G(Bs Brussels-based staff and Trustees
$B!|(B An opportunity to be at the heart of a fast-growing, innovative, international network of motivated volunteers with meetings in London, Brussels, Berlin and Paris
To apply, please fill out the online form accessible at http://asylos.eu/asylosukconsulting or send an email to [log in to unmask] Interviews will take place on the week of 20th of January.
For more information on Asylos, visit our website www.asylos.eu, and follow us on Twitter (@asylos_) and Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/asylos.research).
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