CFA: Research Assistant for Project on Peace, Security, and Gender Equity (Deadline: May 1, 2015)

Research Assistant for Project on Peace, Security, and Gender Equity
June 1-Sept. 1 (With possible 2 month extension)
Expectation for 15 hours/work per week.


Position will require occasional face-to-face meetings in addition to working remotely. Preferred locations are Boston or D.C. but will consider applicants from other locations.


Research Assistant will support a United States Institute of Peace (USIP) Project on building positive peace and gender equity. The project will focus on the implementation of United Nations Resolution 1325 and the development of National Action Plans (NAPs) in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. Special attention will be directed to four societies: Egypt, Israel, Palestine and Tunisia. A central research question will be exploring what is enhancing or challenging progress on Resolution 1325 and NAPs in each country.

The Research Assistant will report to Dr. Paula Rayman, USIP’s MENA Gender Consultant and Director of the Middle East Center for Peace, Development and Culture at University of Massachusetts Lowell.

Required Qualifications

  • Fluency in Arabic
  • Strong research experience on issues of gender, peace and security on the international level (especially the MENA region)
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team and capacity for independent completion of tasks.
  • Master’s degree in relevant field

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D in relevant field

Salary commensurate with qualifications

Submission Details/Deadline    Send the following to (Assistant Director, Middle East Center) by May 1.

  • Cover Letter
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • Writing Sample
  • Names and contact information of 2 references


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