Tadamun: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative is seeking a dynamic, productive, creative, and disciplined research associate to assist TADAMUN: The Cairo Urban Solidarity Initiative (www.tadamun.co) in its mission to produce evidence-based research on urbanism, local politics, social justice, the built environment, and urban development in the Middle East and North Africa. The Research Associate will work under the direct supervision of Associate Professor Diane Singerman, Director of the TADAMUN project and will assist in the writing, editing, and researching of policy briefs as well as the management of project grants.
This position is externally funded. The continuation of this position is contingent on these funds being available.
The Tadamun Research Associate will report directly to the Tadamun Director, Associate Professor Diane Singerman
The Research Associate supervises Tadamun interns and research assistants as required
Tadamun is an initiative of American University, supported by a grant from the Ford Foundation. We believe that all citizens have an equal right to their city, as well as a shared responsibility towards it. TADAMUN strives to create and disseminate impact-oriented research and writing to support our mission to realize more just and inclusive urban spaces. We aim to strengthen ties and encourage collaboration among organizations and initiatives working toward similar objectives in the Middle East and North Africa through publicly available online resources and regional workshops
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
Commensurate with experience
Required Education and Experience
Master’s degree required except in exceptional cases with considerable work and research experience in Egypt or the Middle East
Three to five years of research experience related to urban planning, urban politics, local governance, or international development, within the Middle Eastern or Egyptian context
Advanced Arabic language proficiency; Arabic fluency desired
One to two years grant and project management experience
Strong writing skills in English are a requirement for this position
Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research in both English and Arabic
Ability to work both collaboratively and independently
Preferred Education and Experience
Knowledge of ArcGIS and Adobe Creative Suite a plus.
Egyptian colloquial Arabic
Reading and speaking knowledge of French
Superior organizational and management skills
Demonstrated familiarity with Tadamun’s work and mission
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
This position is based at American University in Washington, DC
Only candidates able to work and reside in Washington, D.C. will be considered
This position may include limited international travel to regional conferences and workshops in the Middle East and North Africa, depending on the needs of the project and other circumstances
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