Recruitment

1- English Editor

The ACRPS is looking for an English editor to join the in-house translation team in Doha, Qatar. The editor will primarily be expected to produce high-quality, publishable translations of academic texts (originally in Arabic) dealing with a range of topics from the social sciences and humanities. Other types of texts that will require editing include: written translations of speeches, articles, policy papers, and conference materials such as research paper abstracts, concept papers and short biographies of scholars. The editor will be expected to review and edit written material flawlessly, ensuring the proper grammar, spelling, syntax and style for all published texts are in line with the Center’s standards, adopted citation style and general style guide.

Requirements:

  • Native English speaker with excellent command of the English language.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the social sciences from an accredited university (degree can be in a related field but with demonstrated relevant experience in the social sciences).
  • A minimum of 2 years’ professional editing experience.
  • Familiarity with social and political subjects in the Middle East.
  • Outstanding grammar and written communication skills.
  • Possess a keen eye for detail.
  • Ability to work well under pressure and short deadlines.
  • Commitment to the ACRPS’ core values and vision.
Suitable applicants should send their CV and cover letter to recruitment@dohainstitute.org, with English Editor as subject line.


2 - English External Communications Officer

The ACRPS is seeking an English External Communications Officer to enhance awareness of the Center's key publications, programs and events in English, manage the English online content and develop lasting relationships with international media and organizations. The underlying objective of this role is to increase engagement with English-language research media institutions as well as experts and academics. To this end, the officer must have the ability to create and re-organize content to appeal to different audiences, without compromising the academic rigor and integrity of the Center. 

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

The English External Communications Officer will report to the Website and Social Media Department Coordinator and will be responsible for the following tasks:

  • Working with the Center's administration and website and social media department to develop a comprehensive English outreach plan
  • Writing press releases and communiques in English covering the Center's events and activities.
  • Managing the Center's English website, including:
    - Content creation, publishing and news pieces to reflect activities.
    - Synthesizing information from events and other materials into online content in the form of news items, reports and visuals.
    - Monitoring and updating the English online content.
  • Providing expert communications input and working closely with the Arabic website webmaster and the rest of the team to ensure consistency and continuity, including the Center's visual identity.
  • Covering the Center's events and activities through promotional material, live coverage and follow-up news pieces.
  • Managing the Center's English social media pages to increase readership of our news and publications and engaging with the online community of researchers and interested readers.
  • Monitoring and analyzing website and social media statistics to make informed decisions for development
  • Working with several of the Center's departments and staff members to promote and disseminate the full range of the Center's activities to an English-speaking audience
  • Representing the Center in the media and public sphere, helping to raise its profile to a Western audience
  • Enhancing the Center's presence on an international stage by increasing awareness of the ACRPS vision, research contribution and activities worldwide.
  • News monitoring to evaluate the Center's media presence
  • Engagement and public relations with key Western research, media and international organizations. 

Qualifications:

  • University degree in communications, journalism, or other relevant field.
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience working within the academic, NGO or media spheres.
  • Excellent command of the English language and ability to draft and edit a variety of texts in English.
  • Good command of the Arabic language, with a proven ability to read, comprehend and converse.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Proven ability to communicate with diverse communities spanning academic and media circles
  • Proven capacity to be an innovative and creative thinker
  • Basic IT skills (Microsoft Office, Outlook) and knowledge of the online and social media environment
  • Ability to use web applications (SharePoint), including web publishing tools such as CMS, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.
  • Energetic, enthusiastic and proactive when it comes to proposing and implementing new ideas
  • Informed and up-to-date on the latest developments in website management and design
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and short deadlines
  • Commitment to the ACRPS' core values and vision

Suitable applicants should send their CV and cover letter to recruitment@dohainstitute.org, with English External Communications Officer as subject line.


3 - Arabic Social Media and Website Coordinator

Job Description

The ACRPS is looking for a social media and website coordinator to join a team dedicated to promoting the ACRPS online in accordance with the vision and mission of the center. Main tasks include:

1. Managing the social media platforms of the Arab Center, posting across the different platforms, following up on comments and messages, responding to them, and monitoring their performance.

2. Following up on all new social networks, monitoring social media trends, and keeping up with developments across center platforms.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree in marketing, media, public relations or a computer specialization.
  • Must be a native Arabic speaker, with an excellent level of writing in Standard Arabic and a good level of English.

    A minimum of three years of professional experience in managing social networks (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Telegram, YouTube…), preferably in an academic or media institution.

    A background in marketing and PR.
  • Capacity to use Adobe Photoshop, Microsoft core products (Word, PowerPoint, Outlook) and to learn any other programs required for work assignments.  
  • Excellent time management and analytical skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team.
  • Creativity and critical thinking.

Please send your CV and cover letter to recruitment@dohainstitute.org, under the subject line "Arabic Social Media Coordinator"

Note: Only those nominated for this position will be contacted.

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