Position Description 21st August 2020
Job Title: Researcher
Commencement Date: ASAP
Hours : We are seeking to fill a full time position (35 hours per week) but we are open to part-time applications for the right candidates.
Contract Term: Six months (with potential longer term extension, subject to funding)
Context: The Centre for International Corporate Tax Accountability and Research (CICTAR) is increasing its capacity to support partners to campaign for more financial transparency and accountability in the long-term care sector and for more effective taxation of global technology companies. To support the delivery of this work CICTAR is seeking to recruit a researcher to work under the supervision of CICTAR’s Principal Analyst. CICTAR is a small organization, with significant potential to increase our impact, and we are responding to a rapidly changing economic and political environment. The role reflects this, requiring someone willing and able to work flexibly and respond quickly to change.
The Researcher will be responsible for delivery of specified pieces of work within a clearly defined timeframe. The work will include (but is not limited to):
- Carrying out targeted research and analysis to support public campaigning for corporate tax reform and increased financing for quality public services;
- Developing briefing papers and case studies on aggressive corporate tax avoidance;
- Conducting analysis of existing national corporate tax policies;
- Modelling of revenues from proposed reforms at national level in selected countries and from selected companies
In addition to these tasks the researcher may also, on occasions, be expected to:
- Contribute to internal decision making and strategic development of CICTAR
- Contribute to development of funding proposals
- Represent CICTAR to external audiences
- Support capacity building of CICTAR partners
- Perform any other duties as assigned by the Principal Analyst
- Evidence of strong analytical skills, ability to access, read and understand company accounts and other sources of relevant information
- Good attention to detail
- Ability to communicate and present complex information clearly and accurately for non-specialist audiences
- Awareness of global tax law including tax treaties, transfer pricing and other relevant concepts in national and international tax
- Commitment to social justice, public services, gender equity and solidarity
- Ability to Working autonomously and within a team
- Ability to write and speak fluently in English is essential
- Ability to learn quickly and the flexibly to adapt to new areas of work and to take on new priorities at short notice
- Understanding and experience of broader economic justice issues
- Demonstrated organisational management skills;
- Cross-cultural sensitivity and awareness
- Ability to write and speak fluently in Spanish and French highly valued
A relevant first degree
Proven ability to locate and critically analyse corporate financial information and a basic understanding of corporate taxation.
- At least 1 year of experience in investigative corporate research and 2 years of experience in social justice campaigning or public interest journalism.
- Experience of social justice campaigning or public interest journalism, specifically of setting campaign objectives and strategy and producing research suited to achieving them
Supervision: The work will be supervised by the Principal Analyst of CICTAR but the position will report to the Global Coordinator or Principal Analyst, dependent on location.
Salary and conditions: Competitive salary o depending on experience and location. Other benefits dependent on local context.