Research Assistant (Religion, Culture & Identity )

Tabah Foundation - Cairo

Applicants for
1 open position
Experience Needed:
1 to 2 years
Career Level:
Entry Level
Job Type:
Full Time
1 open position
About the Job


  • The Tabah Futures Initiative was established in 2016 as a research and praxis unit dedicated to providing its clientele with timely and relevant analysis, knowledge and clear thinking on local, regional and global trends at the intersection of religion and the public space, enabling them to engage with the future implication of those shifts.
  • The role of Research Assistant will work in close proximity to Research Analysts and the Head of TFI on all aspects of work related to the unit. We are looking for someone who has an interest in issues at the nexus of religion and the wider world and thinks critically and analytically about current affairs. Currently, we are focused on the Arab world though not restricted to it.
  • This is a full time role based in Cairo, Egypt.


Research Assistance

  • Support Head and Research Analysts in all aspects of their research.
  • Assist and support the various phases of survey projects from instrument design, data analyses and report drafting to launch and post launch activities.
  • Collect and analyse information from various sources, including journal databases, libraries, online resources, interviews, meetings and seminars.
  • Compile and draft reports, briefs, analyses of books and articles.
  • Review and check data, footnotes, references, bibliographies and chronologies.
  • Attend meetings and write summary reports of internal/external conferences and symposiums.

Administrative Support

  • Assist in executing the logistical organization of events and symposiums, including drafting invitations, travel arrangements, sending invitations.
  • Coordinate the publication process, including editing, copy editing, translation and typesetting.
  • Coordinate the production and printing of our publications.
  • Manage the upkeep of our blog, oversee our social media accounts, and draft mailing list announcements.
  • Lead communications, correspondence and respond to requests between the department and other internal departments (Finance, Initiatives, IT, etc) and external contacts and client-el.
  • Assist in maintaining our database of contacts.
Job Requirements
  • Bachelors degree in Islamic or Middle Eastern Studies (Masters is an advantage)
  • 1-2 years work experience that is relevant to this vacancy.
  • Familiarity and experience with quantitative and qualitative data analysis.
  • Familiarity/some experience with SPSS is an advantage.
  • Excellent writing, analytical and oral communication skills.
  • Proficiency in English/Arabic (ability to read and write).
About this Company

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