Junior Researcher / Researcher


The Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) is a research institute based in Johannesburg. We focuse mainly on the Middle East and North Africa region. The institute produces a number of publications and organises various events: conferences, seminars, study tours.

Based in Sandton, Johannesburg, The Afro-Middle East Centre (AMEC) seeks to appoint a JUNIOR RESEARCHER / RESEARCHER

This position will suit a flexible, experienced and articulate candidate who works well in a team, is target driven, hardworking and works well under pressure and tight deadlines. The successful candidate will be expected to undertake research related to the geopolitical situation in the MENA region and our thematic research areas, to analyse events in the region, and to write political assessments and policy recommendations.

Candidates must meet the following criteria:
At least a Master’s degree in either International Relations, Political Science, or a related field
Ability to plan and execute research projects
Experience in research design, analysis and in writing policy papers
Published research in a relevant area
Candidates who have conducted research on the MENA region will be preferred
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Fluency in written and spoken English. (Knowledge of Arabic, Turkish and/or Persian will be an advantage.)
View the full job description and application instructions on the Vacancies page at www.actionappointments.co.za and  email your application by Wednesday 08th July 2020 to  [email protected]