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The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is calling on Yemeni researchers to submit proposals for articles regarding the following topic areas:

  • The UN-led peace process in Yemen;
  • the post-conflict transitional process;
  • US interventions in Yemen.

Researchers are required to:

  • Produce a 3,000-4,000 word policy paper related to one of the topic areas mentioned above. This work will include:
    • Conducting a desk review on relevant literature.
    • Conducting interviews and meetings with relevant individuals and stakeholders.
    • Analysing and synthesizing the collected data.
    • Writing and submitting a draft of the policy paper in English.
    • Working with the Sana’a Center program manager and editorial department in revising and editing the draft paper.
    • Incorporating edits and revisions into a final version of the paper in English.
    • Proofreading a translated Arabic version of the final paper.
  • Mentor and supervise the assigned intern during the process of conducting the work.

Required qualifications and expertise:

  • A bachelor’s degrees is essential but a masters or PhD is preferred.
  • At least four years worth of research experience.
  • Extensive experience in conducting research and writing policy papers related to Yemen.
  • Familiarity with Yemen’s political, economic and social dynamics.
  • Fluency in Arabic and a working knowledge of English.
  • Experience in social research methods (i.e. interviewing, data analysis, etc.).
  • Ability to perform and deliver as part of a team.
  • Excellent political/conflict analysis skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure, navigate challenging situations to meet strict deadlines.

Those interested are asked to submit the documents outlined below to [email protected] , by 15 November, 2018.

  • A resume.
  • A pitch of 300-400 words regarding your chosen topic.
  • An outline of the proposed structure and a timeline for completion.
  • List of previous publications and two writing samples