Research and Field Coordinator (m/f/d)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Lebanon

Form of Employment: Full-time
Starting Date: May 2022
Duration: December 2022, with the possibility of extension
Location: Lebanon

Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is a non-partisan, independent, not-for-profit organisation registered in Berlin. DRI promotes political participation of citizens, accountability of state bodies, and the development of democratic institutions worldwide.

DRI is currently recruiting a Research and Field Coordinator for its Country Office in Lebanon. Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, you will:
Your tasks
  • Prepare, organise, and report on all research outputs and project activities, such as events, workshops, trainings, regional consultations, and publications;
  • Lead the implementation of activities and events in Akkar, Tyre, Menieh, Deir El-Ahmar, Arsal, Koura, Rachaya, and other regions, incl. activity concept development and outreach to DRI partners, donors and relevant stakeholders (civil society, public officials, academia, and media actors);
  • Identify capacity building needs of stakeholders through bilateral meetings and other events;
  • Conduct research, desk reviews and liaise with external experts and consultants to draft, co-develop, review, and finalise all research and policy outputs particularly on topics of inclusive service delivery and local governance;
  • Act as the focal point for local partners in the regions;
  • Oversee and coordinate the implementation of surveys, incl. liaising with external consultants and field enumerators/surveyors;
  • Support monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) and Gender & Diversity mainstreaming efforts in line with DRI’s internal policies;
  • Coordinate closely with the Project & Research Officer in the development of policy research and the implementation of activities;
  • Coordinate closely with the Communications Unit in the development and implementation of communications content, outreach, and advocacy activities.
Your skills and experience
  • University Degree in social sciences, political science, public administration, development studies, environmental studies, public policy, law or a related field;
  • At least 5 years of experience in project or research coordination involving fieldwork and liaising with a diverse spectrum of stakeholders;
  • Familiarity with the following thematic areas: good governance, anti-corruption and access to information, solid waste management (SWM), citizen participation, gender equality;
  • Outstanding attention to detail and a strong sense of thoroughness, accuracy, and consistency;
  • Strong coordination skills with the ability to effectively engage high-level stakeholders, public officials, expert consultants, and project partners;
  • Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office (particularly Word, Excel and PowerPoint);
  • Good communication and negotiation skills;
  • Ability to work as part of a diverse team;
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic; French is an asset.
  • Experience in policy advocacy and stakeholder management with government officials for lobbying and policy uptake purposes;
  • Subject matter expertise in environmental governance, particularly the governance aspects of SWM and cost-recovery systems/schemes, etc.;
  • Experience working on Local Economic Development (LED);
  • Experience working on Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene (WASH).
What we offer
DRI offers you a job with flexible working hours, health insurance, training opportunities and the opportunity to work as part of an international and diverse team. The competitive remuneration for this position is aligned with DRI’s remuneration range for national employees.
Application Instructions
If you are interested in this position, please submit your application consisting of consisting: (1) a compelling motivation letter, (2) your Curriculum Vitae, and (3) Publication record or relevant writing samples here. This position is subject to funding.

Closing date for applications: 22nd April 2022, 12:00 pm local time (Lebanon). The position may be filled before the deadline has been reached, so early applications are encouraged.

DRI is committed to diversity and treats everybody equally, independent of gender identity, sex, pregnancy, race, ethnicity, nationality, religion, sexual orientation, age, ability, socio-economic status, political opinion (as long as respectful of democratic principles), or any other status protected by the laws in the locations where we operate.

Organisation responsible for this vacancy:
Democracy Reporting International gGmbH
Elbestr. 28 / 29
12045 Berlin, Germany

Data processing of personal data in third countries will not take place. We process your data in accordance with the provisions of § 26 German Federal Data Protection Act. More information about processing your personal data: privacy policy.
About us
Democracy Reporting International (DRI) is an international, not-for-profit, non-governmental organisation committed to political participation and democratic governance around the world. DRI headquarters (HQ) is located in Berlin; DRI has country offices in Pakistan, Myanmar, Sri Lanka, Tunisia, Lebanon, and Ukraine and works with local partners in a number of other countries. The working language is English.

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