Statistical and Policy Analyst

Migration Policy Group
  • Location
    Brussels, Belgium
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Jul 09

Position description

MPG designs and implements comparative research with stakeholders on a variety of topics: refugee integration, access to nationality, political participation, education, employment, entrepreneurship, family reunification and work migration. This work largely focuses on comparisons of policies at national, regional and local level, monitoring compliance with international/EU legal standards and analysis of the impact of policies on immigration flows and integration outcomes. The Statistical and Policy Analyst will conduct qualitative and quantitative analysis of policies and outcome indicators. In addition, the researcher will provide survey and statistical design and implementation support across the organisation’s projects and areas of expertise. The Analyst will work on several MPG research projects, including the Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX), Cross-migration, ReSOMA and EU integration indicators at local and national level.

Key responsibilities

1) Survey design & quantitative analysis (descriptive and multivariate)

  • Survey planning and implementation (questionnaire development process, data collection, sampling design etc.);
  • Summary and analysis of survey data, including tables, graphs, and fact sheets;
  • Analyse relationships between policies and related integration outcomes and public opinion;
  • Collaborate in design and use of research with a variety of policymakers and stakeholders.

2) Conducting interdisciplinary and comparative research

  • Using and creating international harmonised datasets from a wide variety of sources including government, statistical institutes, expert networks, academia, non-governmental organisations, media, internet, etc.;
  • Analysing, writing, and presenting comparative results in an accurate and accessible way in the appropriate format (publications, trainings, blogs, public speaking).

3) Working with MPG team

  • Work with other MPG staff on common projects;
  • Monitor international statistics on migration and integration;
  • Proposing, developing and fundraising for new research projects;
  • Collaborating with a wide variety of actors;
  • Other research or networking tasks as requested by the Research Director.

Person Specification – Statistician on Migration and Integration

Skills, knowledge, experience


  • Degree in Political Science/Sociology/Economics/Journalism, including significant coursework on statistics and quantitative methods;
  • Strong skills with statistical analysis and various quantitative methods;
  • Advanced Excel User;
  • Trained in STATA or SPSS software;
  • Good writing skills, with the ability to explain the results of quantitative analysis to a lay audience;
  • Previous use of international datasets (Eurostat, LFS, ESS);
  • Familiarity with issues of migration, integration, diversity or social inclusion;
  • Fluency in English.


  • Previous publications using quantitative analysis;
  • Knowledge and use of Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX);
  • Independent research or journalistic interests in migration or integration;
  • Knowledge of additional languages.

Personal attributes

  • Attention to detail and accuracy;
  • Good understanding of working with other cultures;
  • Ability to prioritise own workload and to meet deadlines;
  • Ability to work independently and in a team;
  • Approachability and openness;
  • Committed to MPG’s work;
  • Willingness to help out in other areas of MPG’s work where necessary;
  • Sense of humour.

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