Job Opening: Legal Research Unit’s Director

Date : Thursday, 28 April, 2022

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) is seeking to recruit a Legal Research Unit’s Director, according to the following criteria and requirements:

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Proficiency in Arabic both written and spoken, and very good command in English both written and spoken.
  • 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: “Law, Human Rights, Development”.
  • Previous experience in editing position papers and statements.
  • Belief in human rights principles, and knowledge of human rights issues in Egypt.
  • A Master’s degree in Law or Social Sciences is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow-up and evaluation of researchers working in the unit.
  • Prepare and analyse the legislations relevant to AFTE’s work.
  • Edit reports, position papers and publications.
  • Prepare an annual action plan for the Legal Research Unit.
  • Prepare reports about the legal research unit’s activities, and measure the unit’s capacity regarding the implementation of the action plan.
  • Prepare a training plan for unit’s researchers on preparation draft laws, laws amendment, and related explanatory notes.
  • Contribute in communication with the parliamentarians and senators of Egypt, and the organizations relevant to AFTE’s work.
  • Coordinate with the directors of other units.
  • Public appearance in the media, and events relevant to AFTE’s work.
  • Develop legal research guidelines, and define research methodologies.

About the position:

  • Working 6 hours daily, 5 days a week at AFTE’s office in Cairo.
  • There will be a probationary period at least 3 months before being appointed.
  • Salary is determined based on previous experience, and wage structure in AFTE.

How to apply:

Please submit your application by sending an updated CV to: [email protected] and write

Legal Research Unit’s Director” in the subject of your email.

Closing date: 15th May 2022

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