REQUIRES A COVER LETTER?: Yes
APPLICATION SUBMISSIONS GUIDELINE:
Interested applicants should send an updated curriculum vitae and cover letter no later than Friday June 26, 2020 to the following email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTACT PERSON NAME: Maysa Achkar
CONTACT PERSON POSITION: Project Coordinator
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About CLS: The Centre for Lebanese Studies (CLS) is an independent academic institution established in 1984 to undertake impartial and balanced research and contribute to Lebanon’s development. CLS’s vision is to develop and advance global and national knowledge, policies, theories and practices to promote a cohesive, equitable and just society.
About the VULNER Project: The project is entitled “How does the law asses, address, shape and produce vulnerabilities of the protection seeks?”. A three year’s comparative research project, VULNER investigates the implementation of the concept of the vulnerability of protection seekers in Lebanon. Involving a legal and empirical study, the project aims to document, evaluate and reflect on how the “vulnerabilities” of protection seekers are being assessed and addressed in the protection regime of Lebanon.
VULNER is a partnership research project between the Centre for Lebanese Studies at the Lebanese American University and Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Population Europe/Max-Planck-Institut für demografische Forschung (PE), Catholic University of Louvain, Martin Luther University of Halle Wittenberg, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Institutt for Samfunnsforskning (ISF) (Institute for Social Research) in Norway, a Canadian Consortium (the University of Ottawa (uOttawa-ISS), McGill University and York University. It is part of EU’s Horizon 2020 grant.
Conduct research tasks including mapping and analyzing legislations, regulations, case laws and policies in Lebanon in the field of forced migration
Support in drafting memos and summaries on legal issues in close coordination with the senior research staff
Conduct research interviews with key stakeholders such as civil servants, experts and refugees/displaced
Support fieldwork and data collection
Support in coding, transcription and data analysis
Coordinate the project implementation in close collaboration with the senior research staff
Support in organizing meetings and/or conferences
Work with a strict framework of research ethics and confidentiality
Support in other tasks when requested
Represent the Centre in meetings, workshops and conferences in Lebanon
Support in gathering data for the development of research proposals
Support the work of the legal program at the Centre if requested
Bachelor degree in law. A Masters’ degree in international law and human rights is desirable.
Minimum of two years’ relevant experience in a research environment.
Experience in conducting interviews and transcribing data is a plus.
Proficiency in Arabic and English.
Analytical and research skills.
Proven ability to work as part of a team.
The Junior Researcher will communicate her/his activities to the senior research staff at the Centre for Lebanese Studies. The Researcher is expected to travel frequently inside Lebanon to conduct meetings and interviews. All transportation expenses will be covered by the project.