DEADLINE EXTENSION - Researcher on social justice in the region
*** Deadline extension - please read carefully job description and requirements ***
Applications should be submitted in English and have an attached CV, cover letter, contact details of 2 academic references, and one unedited writing sample.
In the cover letter (of no more than two pages in length) the candidate should briefly explain how their profile corresponds to the job requirements and the Civil Society Knowledge Centre’s social justice research thematic.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
Please send applications to [email protected]-support by 15 January 2021, including "Researcher on social justice in the region" in the subject line.
Note that only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted on a rolling basis. No phone calls please.
About Lebanon Support
Lebanon Support is an action-oriented, non-profit research centre for and about civil society.
We are a multidisciplinary space creating synergies and bridging between researchers, experts, civil society and NGO practitioners, and activists. Lebanon Support aims to foster social change through innovative uses of social science, digital technologies, and publication and exchange of knowledge.
We achieve our action-oriented mission through 3 main programs:
- Daleel Madani: Lebanon’s civil society network
- The Civil Society Knowledge Centre (CSKC): our online research platform
- The Civil Society Incubator which provides tailored support and mentoring
The Researcher contributes to the centre’s mission by leading on, and developing research on social justice in the region, mainly part of the Civil Society Knowledge Centre (CSKC) programme.
The Researcher produces scientific knowledge, ensures the uptake of research results and underscoring their significance to diverse audiences, and disseminates scientific information in a variety of outputs.
Using a wide range of research methodologies, and under the direct supervision of the Director, the researcher will be primarily responsible for:
Identify, develop, undertake, and follow up on research and/or projects activities;
Develop new research including research design, methodologies, analysis, writing, and dissemination;
Undertake field research using a variety of methodologies and techniques;
Develop, code, maintain, and analyse databases;
Analyse findings, and publish them in a variety of knowledge products: scientific papers, short articles, reports, policy briefs, blog posts, infographic materials, etc.;
Disseminate research insights and findings in scientific and other knowledge sharing events and other media;
Work with the centre's team to improve ongoing programmes and projects, and increase their usability, impact, and reach;
Contribute to review and / or editing Lebanon Support’s content, and publications, as well as the yearly Civil Society Review, for quality and consistency prior to dissemination;
Identify synergies as well as opportunities across Lebanon, the region and globally, to enhance opportunities for knowledge sharing as per Lebanon Support’s mandate, and liaise with research centres, universities and think tanks;
Contribute to the visibility of the centre’s research and publications;
Perform other tasks as required.
Masters degree in sociology or political science is required; PhD candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Excellent research and analytical skills and academic record;
Outstanding writing, editing and analytical skills, and ability to formulate well-targeted policy recommendations;
Excellent knowledge of qualitative research methods; familiarity with quantitative tools and mixed methods is highly desirable;
Excellent time management skills;
Fluency in English and Arabic are minimum requirements. Knowledge of French is highly desirable;
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, including good public presentation skills, and a very strong capacity for effective teamwork;
Strong management and organisational skills.