AASSREC Secondment Opportunity

Expressions of Interest

Secondment of Project Coordinators to the Association of Asian Social Science Research Councils (AASSREC)

AASSREC is pleased to offer an opportunity for member organisations to identify suitable staff to second to AASSREC to support the delivery of the Boosting Social Sciences for Better Lives in the Indo-Pacific program during 2024 and 2025.

The secondment model would work in one of two ways:

  • The member organisation would release (second) all or part of the time of one of their existing employees to support the AASSREC program, and in exchange AASSREC would remit funding to the value of the employee’s salary plus oncosts (up to 30% of salary). In addition to paying salary, the member organisation would be responsible for providing the employee with office space, IT equipment, general internet/phone services, and all relevant insurances. AASSREC would be responsible for providing them with management, covering flights and accommodation for AASSREC-related travel, and all necessary training and specialised software/internet services required.
  • The member organisation could employ a new employee specifically for the purposes of the secondment, with the same division of responsibilities as outlined above.

The ideal person for this opportunity will be an early- or mid-career administrator and/or researcher with knowledge and understanding of the social sciences and the broader research context in their own country and/or the broader region. They will need to have very high-level communication skills, including fluency in spoken and written English, as well as good IT skills and the ability to work responsibly and independently.

This could be an existing employee of the AASSREC member who is seeking an opportunity to expand and develop their skills, or a colleague or acquaintance (for example, a research associate in an affiliated university or research centre) who would be interested in contributing to the program.

AASSREC is seeking up to two people to support this work so opportunities exist to have a pair of secondees working together as a team in the same location, or in two different locations with different AASSREC member organisations.

Please see the Position Description for more information about the role, and please contact AASSREC Secretary General Michelle Bruce (michelle.bruce@socialsciences.org.au) if you would like to explore the opportunity further.

The closing date for submitting expressions of interest is Wednesday 31 January 2024.

View the Position Description and find out more here