Research Associate

Research Associate
Deadline for applications: Friday, September 30, 2016
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Working area:
Job Description

The American University of Beirut (AUB) - Nature Conservation Center (NCC) is seeking a full-time Social Science Research Associate for our Citizen Science for Improved Integrated Solid Waste Management program.

The program works to characterize, optimize, assess, and implement scalable solutions currently in Bar Elias, Kab Elias and Marj municipalities for developing an integrated Solid Waste Management plan (ISWM). The objective is to create economically sustainable ISWM models which provide jobs to the community, are adaptable, and can be scaled up. Ideally, the Research Associate would have strong experience working with communities in a project based atmosphere.



  • BS or MA/MS in economics or social science
  • 5+ years of experience with a BS, 2+ years of experience with an MA/MS
  • Experience conducting research and working closely with communities, municipalities, and laypeople
  • Experience with microeconomics desirable 

General Skills

  • Exceptional interpersonal communication
  • Strong report/academic writing skills
  • Designing/administering questionnaires/survey and experimental design
  • Project planning
  • Knowledge of ISWM preferred
  • Statistical analysis preferred
  • Experience preparing paperwork for the International Review Board (IRB) preferred
  • Team oriented
  • Ability to work independently and under pressure, while meeting deadlines, is a must
  • Pays strong attention to detail
  • Fluent in Arabic and English


  • Coordinate with local authorities and community members on a regular biases
  • Conduct social research
  • Conduct necessary field work in three towns in Beqaa
  • Interview and survey community members
  • Collect data as needed
  • Statistical analysis of results 
  • Prepare reports
Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education:
Arabic: Excellent English: Excellent French:
Period: 6 months with possibility for extension
Submission guidelines: Interested and qualified applicants should send there CV and a descriptive paragraph to
Cover letter required?
Contact information
Sammy Kayed