Research Internship for MAGGIE (Monitoring and Assessing Gender Gap in Events) Project

Social Sciences
Spain
Valencia
Period: 
1 Oct, 2020 to 31 Oct, 2021
Deadline: 
1 Nov, 2020

General information

Duration: 
8 months
Commitment: 
Full-time
Description: 

In this project, we propose the development of a tool based on performance indicators, which will allow monitoring and evaluating gender roles and inequalities in scientific events in Europe to address the underrepresentation of women.
For this, the key gender dimensions will be identified and specific lists of performance indicators will be designed according to these dimensions.
MAGGIE will play a crucial role as a diagnostic tool that will help (i) map the general gender gap in the European scientific events under study by identifying its weaknesses with respect to gender dimensions and (ii) increasing the number of female speakers and referents scientists at major events.
The collaboration project proposed here is framed within a larger project developed by the professors responsible from the INGENIO Research Institute (CSIC-UPV) funded by the Open Society Initiative for Europe - OSIFE Foundation (www.opensocietyfoundations.org)
For a more detailed description of the project https://maggie.webs.upv.es/

The main responsibilities expected for the intern are:
• Mapping of relevant actors with experience in the different dimensions of gender, involving agents from various sectors (scientific, business, professional and gender associations and third sector organizations).
• Interviews with experts: responsible for gender policies and for different scientific and technological, political and social areas. The purpose of this stage is to carry out an in-depth study together with gender experts.
• Participatory sessions based on focus groups with stakeholders from different gender dimensions and from the scientific and technological areas involved, in order to generate concise lists of indicators. Qualitative information will be extracted and analyzed from these sessions, which, together with that obtained from the interviews, will generate a database using NVivo software.
• Prioritization of indicators using the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) technique. AHP's participatory approach will be used to establish and prioritize the list of indicators.
• Definition of measurement scales for each indicator.
• Definition of the thresholds for the three different results: inadequate, medium and adequate.
• Develop a prototype of the tool.

Compensation: 
No financial compensation
Years of Experience required: 
No

Keywords

Gender roles  gender gap  underrepresentation of women  monitoring  scientific events  

Additional Information

Knowledge and previous experience • Knowledge and interest in gender studies • Knowledge of qualitative research techniques for social research • Knowledge of statistics applied to Social Sciences Features Generic: Preparation of reports and scientific studies (formulation, field work, data analysis and discussion, writing and presentation of final report, as well as writing of scientific articles) Specific: • Attendance at political and scientific events. • Support and participation in conducting in-depth interviews as well as in their analysis and interpretation. • Carrying out qualitative group dynamics (Focus Groups) • Support and writing of scientific proposals and project reports. • Participation in the communication and dissemination of the project (social networks, website and press releases)
Requirements
Languages: 
English: Proficient User C1
Level of Studies: 
Master