Assistant to the Executive Director

The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies is an independent research institute for the study of the social sciences and humanities, with particular emphasis on the applied social sciences. It seeks to examine key issues afflicting the Arab world, governments, and communities; to analyze social, economic, and cultural policies;

and to provide rational political analysis on the region.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Executive Director in managing various projects and programs at the Center.
  • Assisting the Executive Director in daily work tasks as assigned, including:
    - External communication with foreign institutions, universities, media and researchers.
    - Attending meetings and events and writing up meeting minutes afterwards.
    - Coordinating with various ACRPS departments such as the PR Department, Communications Department, Facilities Department, Translation Department and Research Department.
    - Coordinating with ACRPS branches in other countries
  • Drafting agreements with academic institutions and other organizations for research collaboration, research grants and project grants.
  • Performing all other related tasks as assigned by the Executive Director.

Others tasks:

  • Editing and proofreading English and Arabic texts.
  • Monitoring the ACRPS English language website and editing and uploading website content using SharePoint.


  • MA in the social sciences, humanities, public policy or public administration
  • Proven ability to synthesize information and communicate effectively
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work well under pressure and short deadlines
  • Excellent speaking and writing skills in English and Arabic
  • Experience in research assistance, including summarizing texts (journal articles and books) and compiling/organizing relevant reference lists and bibliographies
  • Previous administrative experience is preferred
  • Ability to effectively communicate through the Arab Center’s social media accounts in Arabic and English
  • Commitment to the ACRPS’ core values and vision

Interested candidates with desired qualifications and skills should submit a cover letter and CV to