Remote research Internship-suitable for recent graduates or current MA/PHD students

from TRUST Consultancy & Development
Closing date: 30 Nov 2019

Are you ready to work with a growing Syrian consultancy specializing in humanitarian research?

Would you like access to resources, a professional network and experienced mentors to help you produce high quality publishable research?

Would you like to present your research at conferences in Istanbul and beyond?

Trust Consultancy and Development is looking for remote researchers to contribute to its research in development and humanitarianism in the MENA region for a flexible period of between one and six months (either part time or full time).**

Description of offer:

Trust Consultancy is looking for innovative researchers who have experience and/or would like to focus on the following topics: -

· Refugees

· Migration

· Internally Displaced People (IDPs)

· Humanitarianism

· Humanitarian remote management systems

· Data collection

· Humanitarian principles

· Development

· Monitoring and Evaluation

· Remote management

· Governance and decentralization

· Armed conflict

· Disaster management

· Capacity building in the humanitarian sector

· Syria

· Iraq

· Turkey

· Kurdish region of Iraq/Kurdish regions in Syria

Incentives to join us

The position is unpaid but there are numerous other benefits. We are a new organization and we’re growing fast. We’ve had an unbelievably successful first year and this is an exciting opportunity to join an organization at an interesting time. This particular role offers the opportunity to contribute to important research underway in the field of development, humanitarianism or MENA region specific research questions-Trust is open to suggestions from its interns. As a capacity development organization, we also offer the opportunity for you to take part in training programs underway during your research position; here are some of the training workshops Trut plans in Lebanon, Turkey and Iraq:

. this is a 6 month internship. There will be no stipend until the second month; from the second month, the intern will get USD 300/ month. Additionally, the intern will have the opportunity to supervise remotely 5 local researchers in Turkey.

Upon acceptance, Trust will discuss specific research topics and deadlines with candidates based on mutually available time and research methodology/tools.

In each round, Trust will select the most relevant research to be published and distributed amongst Trust’s expansive network. We will cover all costs to bring individual researchers/teams to represent the organisation at sector-specific conferences in the region all expenses paid. Trust will also provide references after the research position comes to an end and will be at hand with expertise and guidance in terms of how researchers might move forward in their careers. So far Trust has received more than 20 local and international interns from different countries including France and the UK. Five international interns were hired following their internship.

Click here to read an example of the research conducted by the company

The candidate should:

1- Have strong research skills

2- Be able to provide evidence and details of current and previous research experience in one or more of the areas detailed above

3- Native / highly proficient English, Turkish or Arabic speaker

4- Depending on mother tongue, additional language skills in Turkish/Arabic/Kurdish are highly desirable

5- Recently graduated MA/PHD student or currently studying for MA/PHD

6- Demonstrate a profound understanding of development/ humanitarian sector

7- Work experience in a relevant sector an asset

8- Good knowledge/ experience in the MENA region is an asset

9- Have an ability to manage diverse activities and to meet deadlines

10- Have very good organizational skills, analytical skills and excellent attention to detail

11- Be able to work in a multi-cultural work environment

12- Have strong writing and editing skills for different purposes

For more information about the position and company please click here

How to apply:

Interested candidates should send their C.V. and a covering letter of no more than a page expressing their interest in partaking in research with Trust to with research intern as the subject of the email. The cover letter should clearly state their previous studies and experience, their research areas of interest and why their interest is currently relevant. It should also state their availability.

Trust will contact shortlisted candidates and arrange for a Skype interview. Trust will notify all applicants with the outcome of their application.