Jobs

Thank you for your interest in working at The Tahrir Institute for Middle East Policy. Information on what to include in your application is included in the position description. Please note that we only accept application materials for the openings listed below. Any applications sent that are not in response to a listed opening will not be retained.

All TIMEP positions advertised are based in TIMEP’s Washington, DC, office.


Research Associate

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Associate will be responsible for the development and management of research as it pertains to the regional political, social, economic, and security landscape and, particularly, implications for United States and international policy, with a focus on Egypt, Syria, Libya, and/or Iraq. The Research Associate will contribute to the development of research projects, written analysis, and other forms of knowledge production in their own area of expertise, as well as provide support to ongoing research initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to TIMEP’s mission by participating in public events hosted by the institute or attending external events.
  • Covers and researches regional news thoroughly for stories relevant to TIMEP.
  • Delivers Daily Research Brief to the research team and senior staff.
  • Produces or assists in producing short research publications relevant to the TIMEP’s work, such as briefings, statements, updates, or profiles.
  • Coordinates larger projects or longer written work, such as reports or articles for the website or external publications, under the review of senior staff.
  • Develops and maintains courteous and effective working relationships with clients, vendors and/or any other representatives of external organizations.
  • Advises on and contributes to development initiatives (e.g. grant or project proposals and reporting).
  • Advises on and contributes to advocacy initiatives (e.g. meeting or briefing preparation).
  • Completes necessary administrative tasks (e.g. activity reports, meeting memoranda, timesheets).
  • Directly supervises 1 to 3 interns in the Research Department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities including interviewing, hiring, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED

  • Master’s degree or 4 to 10 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Mastery of subject matter in applicable portfolios.
  • Expertise in and experience with political climate in the Middle East.
  • Proficiency in crafting policy analysis, long-form reporting, and short-form brief development.
  • Highest quality of written product, with experience publishing in policy analysis or research.
  • Self-starter, able to initiate and conduct research with moderate direction input from senior staff.
  • Understanding of ethical and security considerations in conducting research in the region.
  • Knowledge of Google applications, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in TIMEP and in external environment, manage competing demands, and change approach or method to best fit situations.
  • Ability to manage and adapt to frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Competent in budget development and management.
  • Arabic language skills are strongly preferred.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit. The individual is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The individual must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required include close vision.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@timep.org with the subject line, “Research Associate by June 5th, 2017 . Cover letters should include a description of candidate’s area(s) of expertise. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please.


Research Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY

The Research Assistant position will offer a one-year terminal contract to support and assist TIMEP’s research as it pertains to the regional political, social, economic, and security landscape and, particularly, implications for United States and international policy, with a particular focus on Egypt, Syria, Libya, and/or Iraq. The Research Assistant will contribute to the development of the institute’s research projects, written analysis, and other forms of knowledge production, with the opportunity to develop their own area of expertise, as well as provide support to ongoing research and advocacy initiatives.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Covers and researches regional news thoroughly for stories relevant to TIMEP.
  • Delivers Daily Research Brief to the research team and senior staff.
  • Synthesizes information and inputs data for research projects.
  • Assists in development of research reports.
  • Conducts background research and prepares research documents for senior staff on assigned topics, including but not limited to literature review or event reporting.
  • Produces or assists in producing several short research publications relevant to TIMEP’s work, such as briefings, statements, updates, or profiles.
  • Assists with event development and execution.
  • Assists with development initiatives (e.g. grant or project proposals and reporting).
  • Assists with advocacy initiatives (e.g. meeting or briefing preparation).
  • Completes necessary administrative tasks (e.g. activity reports, meeting memoranda, timesheets).

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s degree or 1 to 2 years of related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Master’s degree desirable.
  • Proficient knowledge of subject matter in applicable portfolios.
  • Knowledge of political climate in the Middle East.
  • Knowledge of crafting policy analysis, long-form reporting, and short-form brief development.
  • Ability to produce a high quality of written product.
  • Ability conduct research with sufficient direction from senior staff.
  • Experience working in a team environment and balancing priorities and deadlines.
  • Knowledge of Google applications, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in TIMEP and in external environment, manage competing demands, and change approach or method to best fit situations.
  • Ability to manage and adapt to frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Arabic language skills are preferred.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit. The individual is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The individual must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample to jobs@timep.org with the subject line, “Research Assistant” by June 5th, 2017. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please.


Communications Manager

POSITION SUMMARY

The Communications Manager will be responsible for developing a clear and comprehensive communication strategy; working on effective approaches to disseminate and publicize TIMEP analysis and advocacy positions; and promoting its project output and publications. The Communications Manager will also be responsible for developing media contacts, tracking media coverage, assisting in preparing press releases, and developing and implementing a social media strategy. Additionally, the Communications Manager will work with the Development and Projects Director to draft communications materials for stakeholders and provide brand consistency throughout the Institute, in addition to assisting in the planning, and execution of events.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Developing the Institute’s communication strategy and an outreach plan to expand TIMEP’s network with media outlets and potential audience.
  • Creating, implementing, and measuring the results of internal and external communications programs.
  • Expanding TIMEP’s visibility online and readership of publications.
  • Tracking media coverage of TIMEP and its programs and projects in a spreadsheet and creating monthly reports on media intake and coverage.
  • Managing, routing, and tracking public information requests that come to the organization’s general email inbox. This includes responding to inquiries and forwarding press and issue-specific requests to appropriate staff members.
  • Creating, maintaining, updating, and developing press distribution lists and contacts.
  • Drafting and distribution of monthly project releases, event invitations, and institutional announcements.
  • Publicizing TIMEP activities and events (such as press releases, project related documents and commentary) using both traditional media and social media.
  • Creating content and managing all of TIMEP’s social networks to direct and support integrated, ongoing online campaigns by expanding awareness and engaging stakeholders.
  • Working with appropriate staff to unify existing external communication leaflets and create new promotional material.

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE SKILL REQUIRED

Education and/or Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of related experience or training, or a master’s degree and three years of related experience or training.
  • Proven ability to develop communication strategies related to organizational policies in collaboration with a diverse team.
  • General knowledge of and experience with political climate in the Middle East.
  • Knowledge of Google applications, advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), and social media platforms including Facebook and Twitter.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of media operations and expertise in public relations and communication.
  • Ability to adapt to changes in TIMEP and in external environment, manage competing demands, and change approach or method to best fit situations.
  • Ability to manage and adapt to frequent change, delays, or unexpected events.
  • Arabic language skills are preferred.

ADA SPECIFICATIONS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the individual is regularly required to sit. The individual is occasionally required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and talk or hear. The individual must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

TO APPLY

Please send your resume, cover letter and writing sample with salary requirements to jobs@timep.org with the subject line, “Communications Manager”. Only competitive candidates will be contacted and invited to participate in the selection process. No phone calls please.


 

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