"[removed][removed]" Mideast creatives

A call for local researchers

Istebdaa’ was appointed to conduct an impact evaluation study on the Mideast Creatives programme and for that local researchers in Egypt, Tunisia, Jordan and Lebanon are needed. Have a look at the requirements below and apply if you are interested.

Responsibility of the local researcher:
Each local researcher will be assigned to one country (most likely the country of residence) and he/she will work within the regional research team and under the guidance and supervision of the Lead Researcher. The expected responsibilities of the local researcher will be as follows:
• Prepare and execute data collection, analysis and interpretation using a harmonized methodology with his other peers in other countries (by end of January 2014).
• Conduct a baseline survey and write a country report on the status of incubator spaces (by end of February 2014).
• Prepare a regular short country research briefs about the updates of the coworking spaces every 4 months
• Write up yearly monitoring reports in accordance to research guidelines.
• Contribute to final regional report and present the country-specific results in the final conference.
• Act as feedback loop between the coworking space and Mideast Creatives (e.g. reporting back any research findings that might affect the program implementation).

• Passion in research in one or more of the following fields: Economics, Business Management, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Social Network Analysis, and/or Statistics.
• Proven academic or business analytical skills.
• Good knowledge of the co-working and incubation eco-system in the assigned country.
• Fluent Arabic and English written and spoken skills. French is a plus, but required for applicants from Tunisia.
• Time commitment and ability to travel either within or outside their country of residence.

The research will be conducted in a period of at least 2 years. The local researcher is required to demonstrate high commitment as a part-time researcher during this period. The workload will vary during this period depending on the expected deliverables, therefore the candidate should be flexible in his time allocation, but on average, the local researcher will be asked to dedicate 10 days per quarter for this assignment.

The local researchers will be meeting frequently during the project and will be provided guidance by the lead researcher.

If you are interested send your CV and motivation letter of 1 page maximum explaining the reason behind your interest in the subject of the research to info@istebdaa.org. Read more about Istebdaa’ and the job here: http://istebdaa.org/join.html