Association of Freedom of Thought and Expression

Job opening: Research Unit Director

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) is seeking to recruit a “Research Unit Director”, starting September, 2020, with a renewable one-year contract.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow-up and evaluation of researchers working in the unit.
  • Preparing an annual action plan for the research unit.
  • Editing reports and publications.
  • Communicating with relevant entities and organizations.
  • Writing reports about the research unit’s activities.
  • Coordination with the directors of other units.

Eligibility criteria:

  • Excellent command of Arabic (writing and speaking) and good command of English (writing and speaking).
  • University degree in one of the following fields: “Political Science, Law, Sociology, Anthropology”.
  • Previous experience in managing research projects or previous management experience in one of the following fields: “Human Rights, Development, Public Policies”.
  • Communication and teamwork skills, flexibility, and ability to work under pressure.
  • Belief in human rights principles and knowledge of human rights issues in Egypt.
  • Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences is preferred.
  • Previous experience in editing reports and papers is preferred.
  • Developing research guidelines and defining research methodologies.

How to Apply

Please submit your full application by sending a written or edited research sample and an updated CV to: [email protected], with “Research Unit Director Position” in the subject of your email.

Salary: Determined based on skills and experience, and in accordance with the salary scale of similar jobs in the field of human rights.

Application Deadline: 25 August 2020.

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