[Expired] Researcher (Part-Time): Internet Access and Privacy

SMEX is seeking a part-time researcher to work on a project analyzing the threats to internet access and digital privacy faced by Syrian refugees in Lebanon. The mixed methods research project will combine interviews with relevant stakeholders, a survey, and desk research. The ideal candidate should be comfortable conducting interviews and designing surveys. We expect that this position will require flexible working hours of between 12-20 hours a week from August through December 2020.

Key Responsibilities

  • Work with research team to produce a literature review on the obstacles to internet access and the threats to digital privacy that refugees face
  • Assist in drafting interview questions
  • Assist in drafting a survey
  • Conduct interviews with public sector stakeholders
  • Contribute writing a report summarizing the findings from the literature review and interviews
  • Attend project meetings virtually


  • Academic background in anthropology, communications, sociology, or psychology
  • Previous experience conducting research interviews and drafting surveys
  • Previous experience working with vulnerable groups
  • Excellent writing and communications skills
  • Fluent in English and Arabic (i.e ability to conduct interviews in both languages)
  • Ability to work independently and also as part of a team
  • Familiarity with digital rights issues
  • Based in Lebanon


  • Previous experience writing and editing published reports or longform articles
  • Experience conducting and designing mixed methods research projects

We encourage candidates who identify as women and/or LGBTQI to apply.


Beirut or remote, as agreed upon.


  • $20-30 USD/hour, contingent on experience.


To apply, please send a cover letter, your CV and a writing sample of not more than 2,000 words to grant[at]smex.org.


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SMEX is a registered Lebanese NGO that works to advance self-regulating information societies in the Middle East and North Africa.