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 - Research Fellow

JOB DESCRIPTION

The Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies (CHS) seeks to hire for the position of Research Fellow. The Research Fellow position is intended to support the conduct of a three-year externally funded grant on conflict analysis and mediation research.

Research Support

  • To undertake research with colleagues on projects led by Professor Sultan Barakat (Lead Principal Investigator).
  • To conduct on-the-ground fieldwork, which could involve collecting data, conducting interviews, liaising and meeting with stakeholders and project partners, providing translation and transcription for the research team where needed, organizing workshops, and training local researchers.
  • To prepare and write up research outputs as required by the Lead Principal Investigator various research projects.
  • The position may entail international travel including to medium-to-high risk areas such as zones of conflict and disaster. The candidate must be prepared to travel at short notice.

Research Management and Administration

  • To develop and apply a good working knowledge of CHS administrative systems, including filing and data protection, to answer queries and resolve problems from colleagues.
  • To contribute to provision of effective and efficient administrative support across the team (including arranging meetings and taking notes, drafting and preparation of documentation, organisation of travel/events).
  • The Research Fellow will provide ad hoc support to Professor Sultan Barakat and the Center for Conflict and Humanitarian Studies.

CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS

  • ESSENTIAL: A Master’s Degree, preferably with distinction, in post-war recovery, development studies, peace and conflict studies, international relations, political science, development economics, or a closely related field.
  • DESIRABLE: First class degree in the social sciences; a Doctorate in post-war recovery, development studies, conflict resolution, peace and conflict studies, international relations or a related field.

Knowledge

  • Specific knowledge of areas of CHS work including: Post-war recovery; conflict resolution; humanitarian action; evaluation in conflict zones and/or disasters.
  • Knowledge of the workings of international aid and development organisations, including governmental/bilateral (DFID, USAID), non-governmental and inter-governmental (UN, EU) bodies.
  • Knowledge of a range of research techniques and methodologies, including development methods” such as monitoring and evaluation and/or needs assessments.

Skills

  • Fluency in oral and written English. Arabic language skills are highly desirable.
  • Good analytical, writing and editing skills.
  • Highly developed communication skills to engage effectively with a wide-ranging audience, both orally and in writing, using a range of media.
  • Good management, organisation, advocacy and communications skills as demonstrated by previous experience.
  • Ability to contribute substantively at all stages of the research funding cycle including identifying sources of funding, contributing to the process of securing funds, and developing proposals.
  • Ability to manage administrative and reporting requirements (including financial reports) of funded research according to the particular specifications of the funder.
  • An ability to work collaboratively across departments of the Doha Institute.

Personal Attributes

  • Excellent time management.
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Motivated and personally engaged in conflict and humanitarian studies.
  • Culturally adaptable, as evidenced by time spent in diverse cultural environments, particularly in developing countries.
  • Attention to detail and commitment to high quality.
  • Ability to plan and prioritise own work in order to meet deadlines.
Suitable applicants should send their CV and cover letter to recruitment@dohainstitute.org, with Resharch Fellow as subject line.

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