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Job Vacancy: SKeyes Is Hiring a Research Coordinator
October 8, 2019

Job Vacancy: SKeyes Is Hiring a Research Coordinator

The role:
The Samir Kassir Foundation’s SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom is looking for a Research Coordinator to work on several innovative research projects related to freedom of expression, digital rights, disinformation, and media development. While based in Beirut, the research topics span across the Middle East and North Africa region. The Research Coordinator will oversee the production of reports, policy briefs and presentation, lead the writing and data analysis processes, and liaise with stakeholders and partner organizations about content, methodology and progress.
About the Samir Kassir Foundation:
The Samir Kassir Foundation is a Lebanese non-profit, non-governmental organization, founded on February 1, 2006. It is named after Samir Kassir, a prominent Lebanese journalist and historian assassinated in Beirut on June 2, 2005. Its main focus is the promotion and protection of freedom of expression, freedom of media and freedom of culture through the SKeyes Center for Media and Cultural Freedom, which has become the largest center to monitor violations against journalists and artists in the Arab Levant as well as a reference for research on journalism and for training media professionals and enhancing their skills. 
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
·       Excellent writing skills in Arabic and English (French would be a strong plus)
·       Solid quantitative data analysis skills (Excel, SPSS and other statistical tools)
·       Strong presentation skills  
·       Familiar with quantitative and qualitative research techniques
·       Detail-oriented
·       Team work and collaboration skills
·       Strong ability to multi-task and work on several projects at the same time
·       Autonomous
·       At least three years of experience in the field of public policy research
·       Strong interest in the fields of media, digital transformation, privacy, and public policy
·       Master’s degree in political science, economics, international affairs, journalism, law, sociology or other relevant fields
Employment details:
·       Salary based on experience
·       Start date: Immediately
·       Location: Beirut (travel may be required to Europe and the MENA)
Application details:
·       CV
·       Cover letter
·       Two research papers the applicant has (co-)authored
·       Two references (name, phone number and email)
Send these documents to – Subject: SKF Research Coordinator
Deadline for submission: October 23, 2019