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Research Assistant needed at the Faculty of Health Sciences (K2P)​

The Knowledge to Policy (K2P) Center at the Faculty of Health Sciences at the American University is looking for a full time Research Assistant (RA) to support in the development of high-quality knowledge products on maternal, children and adolescent health.

Project Background

In collaboration with the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health (PMNCH), the project aims to develop and high-quality knowledge products on maternal, child and adolescent health in addition to researching, updating and vetting resources on COVID-19 related resources on maternal, child and adolescent health.

Job Description

The selected research assistant will support the K2P team with researching, updating and vetting resources PMNCH's repositories of COVID-19 related resources on the health of women, children and adolescents and developing knowledge products (including digital toolkits) on maternal, child and adolescent health. This position will allow the RA to obtain a wide set of skills in coordination, teamwork, literature search, evidence synthesis and knowledge translation.

Tasks to be performed

  • Developing search strategies and searching for evidence on maternal, child and adolescent health
  • Vetting and fact checking of research evidence, recommendations
  • Data charting of all resources included in the knowledge toolkits in the data charting matrix
  • Developing high quality knowledge toolkits and products.
  • Continuous reporting and update on the progress to the research team and collaborators

Qualifications and Skills

  • An MPH or MS in public health, public policy, or related fields.
  • Strong communication, coordination and multi-tasking skills and a team player.  
  • Strong writing skills.
  • Experience in developing search strategies and policy briefs is a plus.
  • High computer proficiency in Microsoft office.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English.

Duration of Contract: upon recruitment –1 year contract

Place of assignment K2P Center - American University of Beirut, Beirut, Lebanon

Application procedures

To apply, please email CV and cover letter to ( copying Ms. Diana Jamal ( by Friday September 25, 2020.

Research Assistant needed at Higher Education Scholarship Program (HES - USP)

A-   Project Management

Assists the director in Identifying key resources in the implementation of HES program objectives with support from HES team and other cooperating AUB units.

Meets regularly with students on an individual basis as part of academic follow up of the HES students' academic progress.

Ensures the students have registered all courses as per major's requirements and as per AUB rules and regulations and in accordance with their expected initial graduation date.

Submits and reviews requisitions for expenditures on Oracle.

Liaises with program stakeholders on an ongoing and regular basis.

Attends team meetings.

Performs other activities assigned by HES Assistant Director and Program Director upon need.

Receives and reviews all monthly and quarterly delivered CCECS narrative reports reflecting on students' community engagement for follow-up.

B-    HES Student Follow-up

Follows up on HES students' registration process, reviews their study plans in line with AUB academic rules and regulations, departmental academic advising as well as HES program objectives and restrictions. 

Follows-up on students' academic progress regularly during the course of each semester.

Reviews HES grant entries for HES students' administrative support activities as issued by Comptroller's Office toward the end of each semester.

Prepares, submits and follows-up on all Oracle requisitions and supervises the proper issuance of all expenditures (books, stipends and transportation allowances) on the system of the active HES Phase.

Assists the HES Assistant director and director in preparing and organizing HES students' anticipated workshop trainings.

C-    Tasks to be Linked to Competencies

Follows up on project activities pertaining to the implementation of USAID – Higher Education Scholarship Program framework in accordance with Awards' requirements.

Follows-up closely on all HES students' academic performance.


Understanding the dynamics of handling university students accepted as scholars in a USAID-funded project.

Ability to handle several priorities and complete tasks in accordance with agreed upon deadlines.

Ability to produce high quality deliverables pertaining to UAID-HES Award's requirements while respecting deadlines and maintaining scheduled commitments.

Knowledge in follow-up on courses registrations per majors in accordance with AUB rules and regulations.

Very strong interpersonal skills with the ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources.

Self-motivated to be able to work independently and meet deadlines.

Excellent narration and creative writing skills.

Excellent communication skills.

Excellent presentation and public speaking skills.

Capable with office software applications and motivated to apply new technologies.

Adept at conducting other activities when needed under the scholarship program. 

Bachelor's degree from a recognized university. A master's degree is an asset.
Three years of cumulative experience working in an academic institution, researching, coordinating, and following up on students' activities and media platforms.
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Arabic. French is a plus.
Proficient with office software and illustrator applications.

To apply:

Please send your CV, contact details for two references, and a cover letter outlining how you meet each of the essential and desirable skills to Mr. Hamza Jradi (​)​ by close of day on September 23, 2020. Please use the following words in the subject line of the email: “Research Assistant Application". Applications will be reviewed immediately, and applicants w​ho meet the qualifications and skills will be selected for the interview.

Within the framework of Lebanese Law, the American University of Beirut is an equal opportunity employer.

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