The Equinet Secretariat is seeking to recruit an IT consultant for the development of an online tool for data comparisons, with a contract starting in November 2023 and ending in February 2024. The expected duration of the assignment is 30 working days.
In December 2022, the Commission published two proposals for Directives to strengthen the role of Equality Bodies. This legislation sets legally binding standards that have the potential to make Equality Bodies more independent, effective, respected and accessible.
Within the project “Meeting the challenges of common Standards for European Equality Bodies – Mitigating the discriminatory potential of Artificial Intelligence” funded by the German Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency (FADA), Equinet is implementing an initiative which aims to contribute to reaching an effective legislation on Standards for Equality Bodies in all EU countries, thanks to a strong involvement of Equality Bodies and the recognition among all stakeholders of the importance of common Standards for efficient Equality Bodies. The overall project aims to increase Equinet Members’ capacity to accompany and advise their national authorities on the Directives and their transposition and implementation at national level while raising the awareness among national and European authorities and stakeholders about the importance of safeguarding the full potential of these Directives both during the legislative review process and at national implementation phase.
Each year, in its role as the European Network of Equality Bodies, Equinet collects data from its Members. The availability of reliable and easily accessible comparative data on Equality Bodies could be instrumental in allowing other stakeholders, such as national and European policy makers, academics, researchers, the general public, to better understand Equality Bodies and their work. For this reason, the project includes an activity which entails the design and development of an online tool on the Equinet website that will allow for clear data comparisons and visualization between Equality Bodies (on mandates, powers, grounds and fields of life covered, functions, management, accountability, statistics, etc.). This online tool will be available to the public and will feed into the objective of showcasing the diversity of Equality Bodies and what the Directives mean to them.
The IT consultant is expected to work closely with and under the supervision of the Equinet Policy and Project Officer, and in collaboration with the Equinet IT expert.
The consultant is expected to:
You can apply for this position by sending an email to Pauline Chauveau (email@example.com), Policy & Project Officer, by 20 November 2023.
The application should contain:
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Applicants will be evaluated based on a cumulative evaluation taking into consideration the combination of the applicants’ technical proposal, qualifications and financial proposal. Only the highest ranked candidates who would be found qualified for the job will be considered for the Financial Evaluation. Due to large number of applications we receive, we are able to inform only the successful candidates about the outcome or status of the selection process.