Job Opening: Policy Research Unit’s Director position

Date : Tuesday, 11 October, 2022

The Association for Freedom of Thought and Expression (AFTE) is seeking to recruit a Policy 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, Sociology, Anthropology”.
    • Previous experience in managing research projects or previous management experience in one of the following fields: “Human Rights, Public Policy, Development”.
    • Previous experience in writing and editing policy papers, policy briefs, position papers and statements.
    • Belief in human rights principles, and knowledge of human rights issues in Egypt.
  • A Master’s degree in Political or Social Sciences is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Follow-up and evaluation of the researchers working in the policy research unit.
  • Edit publications and policy papers.
  • Prepare an annual action plan for the Policy Research Unit.
  • Prepare reports about the policy research unit’s activities, and measure the capacity of the unit regarding the implementation of the action plan.
  • Prepare a training plan for unit’s researchers about writing policy papers.
  • Contribute in communication with the executive entities and the civil society 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 policy research guidelines, and approve 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 of AFTE. 


How to apply:


Please submit your application by sending an updated CV  in PDF format, and samples of policy papers written or edited by the applicant to: [email protected] and write

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


Closing date: 15th November 2022


* Please note that there is a one-hour written test that will be taken at AFTE office after the interview ends.