Senior Specialist, Research, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies (Grant Position)

Reports to: Project Research Manager, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies

Purpose: The purpose of the job is to provide research and administrative assistance for the implementation of the research project on Egyptian labor migration to Jordan

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Carry out desk research and literature review as directed by the project research manager
  • Assist the project consultants in the collection of data on Egyptian migration statistics and on Egyptian and Jordanian labor markets
  • Assist the project consultants in the analysis of survey results
  • Transcribe interviews with stakeholders, take notes during interviews, and carry out interviews when needed
  • Assist the project research manager in writing progress narrative report to the sponsor
  • Write first drafts of research reports as directed by the project manager and project consultants
  • Assist the project research manager in writing the final research report
  • Assist the project research manager in the dissemination activities
  • Provide all the needed logistics assistance during the research and dissemination activities
  • Carry out any other administrative and research-related activities needed by the project


Minimum Education Requirement: BA in economics, sociology or political science. An MA is a plus

Experience: Proven record of at least four years of similar research experience


  • Excellent writing and editing skills
  • Fluency in speaking and writing in English and Arabic
  • Experience working with Statistical Analysis Software like SPSS
  • Ability to work and think independently
  • Excellent interpersonal skills


The Position is open until January 20, 2019


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the shortlist will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Senior Specialist, Research, Center for Migration and Refugee Studies” in the subject line.


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