Full-time researcher (Junior/Senior)

Full-time researcher (Junior/Senior)
Deadline for applications: Wednesday, June 7, 2017
Contract:
Location: Lebanese American University Beirut
Working area: Beirut
Job Description

About the Centre for Lebanese Studies

The Centre for Lebanese Studies is an independent academic institution established in 1984 to undertake impartial and balanced research and contribute to Lebanon’s development. The Centre is affiliated to the Middle East Centre at St Antony's College, University of Oxford and works rigorously in conducting research and organizing conferences that address key issues in Lebanon. The Centre opened an office in Lebanon in 2012 where it started to provide its consultancy services to various international and local organisations. Recently, the Center signed an agreement with Lebanese American University upon which the CLS in Lebanon is affiliated with LAU.

 

The Centre is looking to recruit a full-time researcher to work on a number of research projects focusing mainly on education.


Roles and Responsibilities

   Participate in the development of research proposals

   Develop quantitative and qualitative research instruments

   Conduct focus group discussions and one-to-one interviews

   Analyse qualitative and quantitative data

   Conduct literature reviews

   Collect, organize and analyse data

   Write research reports

Education

Essential: A Bachelor degree in social studies, political science, public health, education, or economics.

Preferable:  A Masters degree in education, social studies, political science, public health, or other social sciences.

 

Experience

Essential

   Two years of experience in conducting research in any field of social sciences

   Experience in conducting focus groups and individual interviews

   Experience in conducting literature reviews

   Experience in analysing qualitative and quantitative data

   Experience in writing reports

   Experience in writing research proposals

 

Preferable

   Has experience using SPSS and NVIVO soft ware. 

   Experience in writing academic articles

   Experience in presenting at conferences 

   Research experience with children and/or refugees

   Project management experience

 

Key Skills

   Excellent writing skills including writing research report, executive summaries and research proposals.

   Excellent analytical skills including synthesizing academic articles and drawing conclusions from literature reviews and research findings. 

   Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills.

   Excellent record keeping skills, a high degree of accuracy in work practices and a proven ability to pay close attention to detail.

   Excellent organisation skills

 


 

 

 

 

Experience required: Education degree: Bachelor Degree Field of education: Essential: A Bachelor degree in social studies, political science, public health, education, or economics. Preferable:  A Masters degree in education, social studies, political science, public health, or other social sciences.  
Languages
Arabic: Excellent English: Excellent French:
Period: One year with possibility of renewal
Salary: Depending on experience
Submission guidelines: Please send a resume and a cover letter explaining how your skills and experience meet the requirements of the position on the following email: tbadran@lebanesestudies.com. CLS is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnicity, national origin, political affiliation, religion, gender, disability, and/or sexual orientation.
Cover letter required? Yes
Contact information
Thaera Badran
Project Coordinator
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