Note: This position is based at the Brookings Doha Center in Doha, Qatar. Office hours of the BDC often require an evening segment for coordination with Washington, DC events, and other purposes.
About the Brookings Doha Center
Based in Qatar, the Brookings Doha Center (BDC) is an initiative of the Brookings Institution that advances high-quality, independent policy analysis and research on the Middle East. The Center enjoys an outstanding reputation for policy impact and cutting-edge, field-oriented research on socioeconomic and geopolitical issues facing the broader Middle East, including relations with the United States. Open to a broad range of views and disciplines, the BDC is a hub for Brookings scholarship in the region.
The research assistant provides research assistance and administrative support to the Brookings Doha Center (BDC).
Research Support (80%)
Administrative Support (20%)
* Note: Actual percentages of time may vary
Bachelor’s degree in international affairs, development studies, Middle East studies, or related disciplines with an emphasis on social, political, and economic issues facing countries of the Middle East. Master’s degree strongly preferred. Strong academic record, with evidence of outstanding qualitative research, writing/editing, and analytical skills. Minimum two years of relevant experience (or Master’s degree).
Professional level writing and editing skills in both English and Arabic. Background in and understanding of social and political issues facing the Middle East; knowledge of political transitions and development issues preferred. Excellent organizational and communication skills, with the ability to prioritize in a heavy-workload environment.
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