09.10.2017The Center for the Study of Democracy is searching to appoint a Roma fellow


The Center for the Study of Democracy is searching to appoint a Roma fellow under the project Mind the gap! – Facilitating access to and take up of Youth Guarantee measures by Roma youth in Bulgaria, Hungary and Romania.


The successful candidates should meet the following criteria:


Personal profile:

Person with research interests and very good communication skills.


Professional competences:

Student or graduate in humanities (sociology, political science, economics, public administration or related fields);

Very good computer literacy;

Database processing skills (proficient usage of Excel, SPSS or similar software);

Excellent oral and written command of Bulgarian language, ability to compose texts and communicate formally with institutions;

Very good command of English (minimum level B2 in reading, writing, listening and speaking);

Independent spoken usage of Romanes.


Contract duration:

12 months, with 12-month extension option



Part-time, 20 hours/week


Tasks and responsibilities:

Literature review and collection of documents and data to feed the research components of Mind the Gap! Project and other CSD projects connected with integration of vulnerable groups; Elaboration of charts, tables and figures illustrating different types of data;

Processing and summarising of collected data;

Recruitment of respondents for in-depth interviews and focus-group discussions among Roma communities, representatives of local and national institutions, NGOs and other relevant stakeholders;

Logistic and administrative assistance in organisation of meetings and events;

Note-taking in interviews, discussions and events;

Transcription of interviews;

Assistance in elaboration and collection of administrative and financial documents;

Drafting research and project reports.



Acquiring organisational, administrative and research skills;

Accumulating working experience in the field of policy evaluation and protection of vulnerable groups;

Working in an international environment;

Acquiring knowledge about the project implementation cycle and project management;

Opportunities to contact and communicate with different types of stakeholders;

Contacts and exchange of experience with Roma youth from Hungary and Romania.



To be negotiated. Social and health insurance according Bulgarian legislation.


To apply for this position, please, send your CV in Europass format, relevant diplomas and certificates and motivation letter to no later than October 12, 2017.

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