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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT - Research Assistant at the Climate Change and Environment Program

​Job Announcement

Research Assistant
Climate Change and Environment Program​

The Climate Change and Environment Program (CC&E) at the AUB Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI) is seeking to recruit a full-time Research Assistant (RA) starting April 1, 2022, for a period of 6 months. The RA will be actively involved in coordination and research activities across a variety of projects that the program is involved in.

Period: Six months

Deadline: March 15, 2022

  • About the CC&E Program

CC&E was launched in 2008 as part of IFI's strategy of utilizing the AUB's significant research and analytical capabilities to inform and guide public policymaking in the Arab world. The program is currently engaged in several projects on climate change and water governance, climate change and conflict, water-energy- and food security nexus, climate change and cities among others.

  • Principal Responsibilities

The researcher will have an important role to play in the successful implementation of the program projects and activities through a variety of responsibilities including:

  1. Conduct desktop research and literature reviews on related topics;
  2. Assist in field research as needed such as interviews with stakeholders and surveys;
  3. Ensure proper data entry and assist in data analysis;
  4. Assist in the preparation of technical reports;
  5. Monitor technical and financial activities of projects as requested by Project Coordinator, Program Manager and/or Program Director;​
  6. Prepare for public events, discussions and meetings;
  7. Ensure timely implementation of project activities.
  • Qualifications
  1. A bachelor degree in economics, or any other related field; 1-2 years of experience is a plus;
  2. Excellent command of English and Arabic is a must (spoken, read, and written); French is a plus;
  3. Proficiency in writing reports and papers;
  4. Ability to work independently;
  5. Good administrative and organizational skills.
  6. Excellent command of Microsoft Office package, with advanced knowledge of Excel; knowledge of statistical software (such as STATA or SPSS) is a plus.

  • Application Procedure
Applicants must send a cover letter, a CV, and the names of three references with full contact information to Dr. Nancy Zaarour​, no later than March 15, with the subject, “Research Assistant- CC&E Program".
Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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