Vacancy: Permits Foundation Research Assistant05 October 2022
Research Assistant at Permits Foundation
Develop your proven skills and knowledge in the field of legal migration while helping to bring about improvements in global work permit regulations for international families.
Location: working from home (remote), the Netherlands
6 months, 20 hours per week
About Permits Foundation
Permits Foundation is an independent, not-for-profit initiative supported by 40 major global companies and other organisations. Permits Foundation engages with governments worldwide to help improve work permit regulations so that dependants of highly-skilled international employees can access employment while in the host country.
Permits Foundation’s online world map shows if and where countries around the world have legislated to enable partner work access. We are looking for a Research Assistant with a background in public affairs and/or legal migration to help us review and develop our world map content.
Your role will be to support us in reviewing and updating the Permits Foundation world map of mobile spouse and partner work authorisation.
This task involves monitoring country updates relating to legal migration, family reunification and partner work authorisation. Day to day tasks include checking the existing data in the map is correct, developing country data further by sourcing and researching government websites, checking through legislative texts and engaging with country representatives. You will have excellent attention to detail. With native level English you should also be able to succinctly and accurately summarise your findings so that they are clear and accessible to an audience of employers, policy makers and international families.
Permits Foundation will provide guidance on where to source information and the key issues to be covered but the ideal candidate must be able to carry forward tasks independently and responsibly.
- Researching legislation and policy output, checking country provisions on access to employment and self-employment for family members of highly-skilled employees
- Systematically reviewing the Permits Foundation map content per country, drafting text for country pages, updating text where appropriate, adding new country content
- Checking immigration updates from our network, provisions through which family members can work, new links to government portals, expanding information where clarity is needed
- Replacing broken links on website with government/legislative text as source
The role may also involve contributing to our advocacy work around the world, fact checking data and assisting in the research and review of policy papers and news items.
You will be educated to master’s degree level with:
- A genuine interest in our core goal of enabling dual careers in the global workplace
- Experience in the field of legal migration or public affairs
- Native level written English. This is essential and will be tested at interview stage, knowledge of other languages is an advantage.
- The ability to succinctly summarise source legislation/government pages so that information provided is clear and accurate
- Proven research experience, working with complex data and legal text
- A detail oriented approach
- Experience with Microsoft word, excel and ideally WordPress
- An awareness of how to engage with high level company representatives and with government authorities. in a professional and responsible manner
- The ability to work independently, work to a planned schedule, meet deadlines, proactively updating the rest of the team
Role requirements, duration and remuneration:
The role is foreseen for a period of 6 months. If we find the right person, the role may lead to a longer term position within the team. Depending on experience, the successful candidate will receive approximately €28,800 per annum pro rata (€1,200 gross per month, based on 20 hours per week). Arrangement of hours can be flexible. As you will work remotely from home, you will need good internet connection and your own laptop. You must have existing permission or a right to work in the Netherlands.
Please e-mail your CV and a cover letter outlining your interest and how you meet the requirements with the title “Research Assistant Application” to firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing date: 7 November 2022
Likely start date: January/February 2023
If you have any questions about the role, please email Helen Frew at email@example.com