Quantitative Researcher

Quantitative Researcher
Deadline for applications: Sunday, December 15, 2013
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Location: Lebanon
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Job Description

Summary
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) seeks a Quantitative Researcher to contribute to compiling, analyzing, and advising on the presentation of data for the Arab Social Sciences Monitor (ASSM).
The Arab Council for the Social Sciences (ACSS) is a regional, independent, non-profit organization dedicated to strengthening social science research and knowledge production in the Arab world. By supporting researchers and academic/research institutions, the ACSS aims to contribute to the creation, dissemination, validation and utilization of social science research and to enrich public debate about the challenges facing Arab societies. The ACSS also aims to enhance the role of social science in Arab public life and inform public policy in the region.
One key product of the ACSS will be a flagship biennial report series called the Arab Social Sciences Monitor (ASSM). This report will take stock of the state of the social sciences and higher education in the Arab region and will aim to be a regular mechanism for assessing the trajectory of social science in the region and for setting future agendas. The report will draw heavily on and feature high-quality qualitative and quantitative evidence in the report.

Responsibilities
The Quantitative Researcher will work under the leadership of the ASSM Lead Author and will have overall responsibility for compiling, analyzing, and advising on the presentation of data in the ASSR. This will include establishing links with other researchers and institutions working in similar capacities and possible development of collaborative projects. Quantitative inputs might include, but not be limited to, data on higher education enrollment and completion, active institutions (universities, think tanks and research institutes) and individual academics in the region, academic publications and other forms of knowledge production, funding types and levels for researchers and higher education institutions, and international student mobility, among others. Compiling these data will involve both extracting information from existing databases and designing and administering surveys of institutions of higher education and individual researchers and academics in the region and processing and analyzing survey results. The Quantitative Researcher will assist in writing detailed technical sections of the report and will support ACSS staff with general library, internet, and archival research and with drafting, editing, and revising the ASSR itself.

Experience
- Academic and/or practical experience in quantitative research methods and survey design and administration.
- Demonstrated experience in compiling and analyzing quantitative data; previous professional engagement with the social sciences or higher education in the Arab region a plus.
- High level of proficiency in all MS Office applications as well as database and internet applications. Knowledge of at least one statistical package---PASW/SAS/STATA/R a plus.
- Self motivated individual with the ability to work with minimal supervision;
- Superior organizational skills with attention to detail;
- Ability to meet publication deadlines;
- Perfect knowledge of Arabic and English. French is an asset.
Application Information Please submit a cover letter, current CV, references, and an example of written work that highlights your quantitative research abilities by email to admin@theacss.org. Only shortlisted candidates shall be contacted.

Experience required: Education degree: Masters Degree Field of education: • Masters degree in one of the social science or humanistic disciplines
Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French: Very Good
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Cover letter required? Yes
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