Gender Junior Researcher

Gender Junior Researcher
Employer: Lebanon Support
Deadline for applications: Thursday, August 10, 2017
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Location: Beirut
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Job Description

 

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Gender Junior Researcher


About Lebanon Support

Lebanon Support is an independent non-governmental, non-religious, non-political, and non-profit making information and research centre. Established in 2006, Lebanon Support was registered as a National Non-Governmental Organisation in November 2008 (registered under the number 168/2009 AD). Lebanon Support aims at enhancing civil society capacity, efficiency and effectiveness through the creation of public spaces for reflection, collaboration and debate on and for civil society in Lebanon.

 

Lebanon Support adopts a multidisciplinary approach and evidence and fact-based methodologies in civil society work in Lebanon so as to support and develop a civic voice and a better impact towards better accountability and societal change in Lebanon.

 

Within this framework Lebanon Support focuses on information and knowledge sharing and management, production and delivery; as it is within Lebanon Support’s beliefs, that information and knowledge are at the heart of developing adequate strategies and interventions to reduce existing vulnerabilities and marginalisation in the country.


Background

Lebanon Support is undertaking, in partnership with the HIVOS, research on “Women, power, and politics”, part of the Hivos Women Empowered for Leadership (WE4L) programme.  


The Junior Researcher is to undertake the following tasks, under the supervision of the Senior Gender Advisor, Lebanon Support’s Head of Research, and in close coordination with Lebanon Support’s Project Manager, as well as the Director of Publications.


Tasks:

  • Develop a methodology for the research

  • Collect evidence-based knowledge on women in Lebanon from a history and politics perspective

  • Research knowledge gaps this will include desk research and fieldwork in order to collect relevant and accurate data

  • Undertake necessary fieldwork using the agreed upon methodology. Fieldwork notes ought to be shared with Lebanon Support, after finalisation of the fieldwork

  • Coordinate with project partners on identifying research subjects, and collaboratively developing research content

  • Coordinate with LS and project partners on presenting the research in various formats, including visual ones

  • Integrate feedback from Lebanon Support, as well as editorial notes in the final version of the research by end of February.

Experience required: Education degree: Masters Degree Field of education: Social Sciences, Gender studies.
Languages
Arabic: Fluent English: Fluent French: Good
Period: 9 months with a possibility of renewal.
Salary: Commensurate with experience and education.
Submission guidelines: Applications should be submitted in English and have an attached CV, a cover letter in addition to two (2) academic references. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Please send applications to contact@lebanon-support by 10 August 2017, including "Gender Junior Researcher" in the subject line. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. No phone calls please.
Cover letter required? Yes
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