Visualizing Palestine (VP) is looking to hire a researcher to join our team full-time in Beirut. VP`s new researcher will, among other things, carry out exploratory research into topics, including gathering published reports and summarising key information; undertake focused research into specific questions, including data aggregation and analysis; and collate, analyse, plot and map data to understand and explain a topic. The candidate is expected to have direct experience in analytical research. Familiarity with data journalism is a plus.
Applications will be accepted until midnight on Sunday, 4 August 2013. Remuneration will be disclosed upon application.
Applications not including all three items below will not be considered.
- Complete CV
- Cover Letter
- Your Response to one of the following two research tasks:
- TASK 1: FOREIGN AID AND SPENDING: Compile a research briefing on foreign aid and public spending in the occupied Palestinian territory. Your briefing should include tabulated data on both the Palestinian Authority (West Bank) and Hamas (Gaza Strip) from reliable local and international sources, and a one-page explanatory summary text, making reference to the most striking data. For data, be sure to provide sources, dates and explanatory notes where necessary.
- TASK 2: ACADEMIC RESTRICTIONS: Compile a research briefing on the restrictions facing academic institutions in the occupied Palestinian territory. Your briefing should include tabulated facts and figures from reliable local and international sources, and a one-page explanatory summary text, making reference to the most striking data. For data, be sure to provide sources, dates and explanatory notes where necessary.
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Please note that due to the volume of applications, Visualizing Palestine will only be able to reply to shortlisted applicants. If you have not heard back from us within three weeks, please assume your application has been unsuccessful. We thank all applicants for their submissions; please note that we keep all work on our records, and may contact you should we decide that we can use your talents in the future.