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Behavioural Science Policy Advisor

  • Salary for this position is €44,407

  • 18 month fixed term contract

  • 37 hour week

Our client is looking for a Behavioural Science Policy Advisor to join their team to help play a role in transforming Ireland into a society based on sustainable energy structures, technologies and practices.

This particular departments function is to help citizens and business to avail of the benefits of clean energy – both energy efficiency and renewable energy - through the use of behavioural insights and rigorous evaluation. This Department is responsible for informing and supporting evidence-based decision-making and the implementation of sustainable energy solutions.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Conducting analysis and research to provide authoritative advice on behavioural science and behaviour change in relation to their existing and new programmes to deliver better outcomes to the consumer, business and Government
  • Support the development of trial interventions and implementation
  • Conduct rigorous and transparent evaluation of interventions to support scale-up where appropriate
  • Inform the commissioning of research projects on behavioural interventions to meet sustainable energy policy priorities
  • Actively participate in the Data and Insights team supporting other programme areas as required
  • Participate and represent in national, European and international committees as required

To be considered for this role, You will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Post-graduate qualification in a directly relevant subject area (including but not limited to behavioural economics, psychology, or sociology)
  • Experience developing or delivering government policy (for example, having worked in government or in public sector consulting)
  • Demonstrated application of behavioural sciences
  • Demonstrated experience in running experiments and conducting statistical analysis
  • Minimum three years’ experience of working in this or a related area
  • Have a good understanding of the behavioural science, literature and research and how it can be applied to help solve complex policy problems related to energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Experience in designing experiments and analysing their results
  • Experience in conducting statistical analysis of survey and administrative data in a timely manner
  • Experience developing or delivering government policy (for example, having worked in government or in public sector consulting)

If you are interested, please forward your CV today outlining your suitability for this role

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