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The Carnegie Middle East Center is an independent policy research institute based in Beirut, Lebanon, and part of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. The center provides in-depth analysis of the political, socioeconomic, and security issues facing the Middle East and North Africa. It draws its scholarship from a pool of top regional experts, working in collaboration with Carnegie’s other research centers in Beijing, Brussels, Moscow, and Washington.

Current employment/internship opportunities are listed below. We welcome the opportunity to review resumes for open positions. Please note we accept resumes for posted positions only. Unsolicited resumes are not retained.

 
  • Director, Carnegie Middle East Center

    The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, seeks a respected public policy expert to serve as Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon (CMEC). CMEC is committed to providing rigorous and balanced research and analysis of the political, economic and security transitions taking place in the Arab region, assisting emerging think tanks with efforts to build capacity, and deepening and expanding CMEC’s networks of scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to addressing key challenges facing the Arab countries.

    Reporting to the Vice President for Studies (Middle East Program), this position will be responsible for all facets of leading a successful regional center, including:

    Collaborating with Vice President for Studies to set a strategic vision for the center, research areas and work plans; develop, cultivate and secure project funding from foundation, corporate and individual donors.

    Leadership and Representation: providing leadership to the work produced by the center and enhancing the communications, outreach and impact of the center; representing the Center as necessary in official or public policy forums; and maintaining own program of research, op-eds and articles.

    Center Management and Research Environment: overseeing the CMEC research and capacity building work; leading and overseeing the recruitment of key scholars and staff; maintaining a climate, which attracts and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people; presence and team building within the office; execution of strategic plans; and managing the annual CMEC budget.

    Collaboration with Washington, DC office and other Carnegie Centers: forging productive working relationships with other Carnegie centers and peer organizations; working closely with the Development Office to provide funders with timely reports and other required documentation.

    Successful candidates will have recognized expertise on the Arab region; a Ph.D. in a field relevant to public policy and a distinguished publication record; proven team leadership and project management experience; significant managerial skills, extensive personal interaction with regional organizations, foundations, media, and the academic and think tank communities in the Arab world; fluency in Arabic and English with French desirable; proven fundraising experience desirable.

    Salary commensurate with experience. Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website: https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/273952.html

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

  • Communications Internship (Unpaid)

    The Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) is seeking communications interns in Beirut to work for three to six months on a full-time basis.

    Responsibilities will include article editing; liaising with local, regional, and international media; providing assistance to the Communications team; organizing events such as conferences and briefings; helping with website maintenance in English, Arabic and French; and contributing to the promotion of Carnegie publications.

    The position is unpaid; a monthly stipend is provided for transportation expenses.

    Candidates should have excellent verbal and written command of English or Arabic; fluency in French is desirable; completion or pursuit of a post graduate degree in journalism, communications, political science, international relations or similar; previous media experience, especially in video/audio; and proven interest in international relations/Middle East Affairs. Multimedia skills are highly desirable. To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter via the Carnegie website at https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/329369.html.

    IMPORTANT:

    Carnegie Middle East Center is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for prospective candidates.

    The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

  • Research Internship (Unpaid)

    The Carnegie Middle East Center (CMEC) encourages graduate and post-graduate students to apply to be Research Interns. Interns are selected for period of three to six months on a full-time basis.

    The research interns will assist the Center's scholars in their research on political, economic, security and education reforms topics related to the MENA region. Interns can expect to benefit directly from working at an international think-tank, with exposure to its inner mechanisms and the opportunity to contribute to our scholars' work. Successful applicants will also have access to all Carnegie MEC meetings, symposia and other events. br />
    The position is unpaid; a monthly stipend is provided for transportation expenses.

    Requirements: BA or MA in International Relations, Political Science, Economics, Middle East Studies, Education, Sociology or any related field; excellent skills in the Microsoft suite; good command of Arabic and English; French is a plus. Previous experience in research is welcomed. To apply, candidates must submit a resume and cover letter via the Carnegie website at https://carnegieendowment.applicantpro.com/jobs/329371.html.

    IMPORTANT:

    Carnegie Middle East Center is not responsible for arranging accommodations or facilitating visa applications for prospective candidates.

    The Center will contact only those candidates who are extended an interview.

    All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

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