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.
- 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.