Arab Spring consultancy with HICN

From the Microcon/HICN email list:

The Households in Conflict Network (HiCN) is seeking a Short-Term Consultant to prepare a project proposal on the social and political transformation in the Arab world. The research project will focus on determinants, forms and effects of individual participation in the recent protests across the region. We are looking for a consultant, available on short notice, to write a complete research proposal in collaboration with project’s international partners.

Successful candidates should have a master’s or doctoral degree in economics, political science, sociology or development studies. Excellent English, proven writing skills, grant writing experience, and the ability to work independently under tight deadlines are essential prerequisites. Interest in the MENA region, and a working knowledge of Arabic would be an advantage. Candidates should be available to work full-time on this project for 4 months from October 2011 till 5 February 2012. The remuneration is competitive, and the consultant must be available to work in Berlin. Applications from abroad are encouraged, but the successful candidate must be willing to relocate to Berlin for the period of the project.

If you are interested, please send a detailed CV, letter of motivation, reference letter (if available), and one recent writing sample in English by email to Mira Purska (mpurska [at] diw.de). The deadline for applications is 26 September 2011. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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