Vacancy Research Assistant Database building
A full time research assistant, Egyptian, assisting our database researcher in classifying texts of Arab-West Report (www.arabwestreport.info) and describing recorded interviews according to criteria of the Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS) in The Netherlands (http://www.dans.knaw.nl/en).
Positions 40 hours per week, six months, days off on official feasts in Egypt.
Daily office hours: 9.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00 hrs
Location: Maadi, Cairo.
Start of work: as soon as possible
Preserving the electronically stored data in Arab-West Report on pluralism in Egyptian society through preparing the data for storage in the archive of DANS for better access to scholars. The data concern Muslim-Christian relations, research into Muslim-Christian tensions, discussions about religious and political pluralism in primarily Egypt which aim at fostering a better mutual understanding between Muslims and Christians, Egypt and non-Arabic speaking countries.
Arab-West Report is published by the Stichting Arab-West Foundation in the Netherlands and produced by the Center for Intercultural Dialogue and Translation (CIDT), in Maadi, Cairo. Database building and making this accessible is not-for-profit work.
Arab-West Report contains around 40.000 articles and reports, of these around 15.000 in Arabic and 25.000 in English. The focus is on the classification of English texts. Arab-West Report contains both own research, interviews and articles and possibly around 25,000 summary translations of Arabic media since 1997. Of these texts articles between 1997 and August 2010 have been mostly classified. All approximately 8000 articles between August 2010 and today need to be classified.
Expected outcome of this project
Classifying articles and reports between 1997 and today. Providing DANS with a list of all own Arab-West Reports with classification according to DANS criteria. This includes:
Expected qualifications and tasks Research assistant
This work will be supervised by Arab-West Report Editor-in-chief Cornelis Hulsman.
We expect from the research assistant
Contracts will be provided.
Payment for the entire period of this six month employment contract amounts to 21000 EgP, paid as following: 2500 EgP/net per month during 6 months and 6000 EgP upon completion of the period, since CIDT will not receive full funding upon not completing the project before the deadline.
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