Sharq.Org is looking to hire an associate to engage in a research initiative that will engage cultural actors in Lebanon and result in the development of a policy paper aimed at the Lebanese government and international donors that support the arts and culture sector in Lebanon.

The research associate, guided by the principle researcher, will support the project by:

Encouraging cultural actors in Lebanon to complete an online survey

Participate in the selection of up to 10 female cultural actors who will be invited to participate in an expert workshop

Participate in and take notes during a two-hour expert workshop (to be held online)

Summarise, in writing: (a) key concepts considered during the workshop; (b) key functions, challenges, opportunities, donors, government policies, historical events that influence the arts & culture sector in Lebanon in general and minority groups in particular (based on literature review)

Support the wide dissemination of the policy paper in Lebanon

Promote and participate in a dissemination event to be held in Beirut (COVID restrictions permitting) or online



Bi-lingual – able to speak and write in both Arabic and English

At least five years active experience in the arts & cultures sector in Lebanon

Experience with research and writing, be it for media or academia


Anticipated  engagement hours:                30-40

Assignment Fee:                               1,000 USD

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Last modified: 
14 Jan, 2021
Intervention Sector(s):
Application Deadline:
Monday, 1 February 2021
Contract Type:
Period of Employment:
intermitent, Feb-Aug 2021
Salary Range:
> 3000 (USD)
Education Degree:
Bachelor Degree
Education Degree Details:
Experience Requirements:
5 to 10 years
Arabic Language:
Very Good
English Language:
Very Good
French Language:
  • Lebanon