Research Fellow At Operations and Policy Center

Job Title: Research Fellow

Department: Research Department

Direct Manager: Research Director

Place of Work: Remote (Applicants based in Istanbul or Gaziantep, Turkey, are particularly encouraged to apply)

Contract Duration: 12 Months (subject to annual extension based on performance)

Probationary Period: 2 Months

Starting Date: Late January 2022

Working Hours: Full-time and flexible work arrangements will be considered.

Working Days: Monday to Friday

Notice Period: 1 Month

Net Monthly Salary: TBD based on experience and suitability

Ad Date: ASAP

Job Ad Duration: Open Call

Academic Degree: Minimum of a bachelor’s degree in a field relevant to the job description. Applicants with a background in Economics are particularly encouraged to apply.

Previous Experience: Policy or academic research experience in the Syrian context in one or more of the following topics:

  • Economics
  • Politics
  • Humanitarian assistance
  • Operational research

Minimum Years of Experience: Three years

About the Applicant:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a constantly changing environment
  • Clear and coherent writing skills in English
  • Good spoken Arabic
  • An excellent sense of numbers and analytical skills

Main Job Description

About the role:

  • Report and analyze key economic, humanitarian, and political developments in various control areas of Syria, with a focus on the northwest
  • Provide policy recommendations to humanitarian institutions and governments operating in Syria
  • Collaborate with OPC’s field researchers, analysts, statistician, IT personnel, graphics designer, and proofreader to deliver the final product for review by the Research Director


  1. Lead the work on a monthly newsletter
  2. Write shorter policy briefs on economic, political, or humanitarian developments
  3. Represent OPC in events and meetings with relevant stakeholders

How to apply

Submission guidelines

Attach a Curriculum Vitae in English and a Cover letter (in a separate file of no more than one A4 page) describing how your skills and experience match the requirements of this post,


Applications in languages other than English will not be reviewed.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted

* OPC is an Equal Opportunity Employer *

* Female candidates are encouraged to apply *

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