Researcher - Project Manager


The Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung (RLS) is a German political foundation affiliated with the German party DIE LINKE (The Left Party). RLS is a provider of civic education and a center for progressive social research.

We announce the following vacancy to support our team in the newly established RLS Beirut Office:

Position: Researcher/Project Manager (full time)

Working Time: 40 hours per week (5 days)

Starting Date: 1 September 2017

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Develop, implement and monitor  the local RLS program on migration  (e.g. the organization of round tables, workshops, exchange programs)
  • Conceptualize, tender and supervise studies on migration
  • Establish and maintain a network of experts and cooperation partners from Lebanon respectively Syria and Iraq active in the field of migration
  • Contribute to RLS analytical and public relation work
  • Support the overall performance and further development of RLS office in Beirut
  • Control the programme budget and cooperate with partners and the RLS headquarters on administrative and financial issues
  • Support of project planning, monitoring, reporting and evaluation processes

Professional and personal requirements:

  • Master’s degree in social science or related fields
  • Good analytical and factual understanding of migration related issues
  • Good analytical and factual understanding of Lebanese and regional politics (Syria, Iraq), civil society and grassroots movements
  • Minimum of 5 years professional experience in research and project management
  • Experience in conceptualizing, implementing and documenting workshops, round-tables, and similar events  
  • Working experience with research institutions or NGOs in the region
  • Sharing the understandings and values of RLS
  • Willingness to travel
  • Convenience in working in an international setting
  • Ability to work in a small team, conduct tasks independently and professionally
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; Arabic and German are assets, ability to write academic papers in English
  • Highly motivated, highly communicative and creative, well-organized

The position will be offered to the selected candidate from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018 (with an option to extend the contract).

Applications for the position should include:

  • CV (max three pages, in English) including names and contacts of two reference persons
  • One page cover letter (in English)
  • Copies of certificates
  • Two text samples of work on the topic of migration in English
  • Two samples of prior experience in organizing social, academic events

Please submit your complete application via Email to no later than 15th July. Only short-listened candidates will be contacted. 

Deadline for Applications: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 00:00
Degree Required: 
Masters Degree
Period of Employment: 
from 1 September 2017 until 31 August 2018 (with an option to extend the contract)
Contract Type: 
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 - 11:15