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The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, a unique global network of policy research centers in Russia, China, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States, seeks a respected public policy expert to serve as Director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut, Lebanon (CMEC). CMEC is committed to providing rigorous and balanced research and analysis of the political, economic and security transitions taking place in the Arab region, assisting emerging think tanks with efforts to build capacity, and deepening and expanding CMEC’s networks of scholars, policymakers, and stakeholders committed to addressing key challenges facing the Arab countries. Reporting to the Vice President for Studies (Middle East Program), this position will be responsible for all facets of leading a successful regional center, including:

Collaborating with Vice President for Studies to set a strategic vision for the center, research areas and work plans; develop, cultivate and secure project funding from foundation, corporate and individual donors.

Leadership and Representation: providing leadership to the work produced by the center and enhancing the communications, outreach and impact of the center; representing the Center as necessary in official or public policy forums; and maintaining own program of research, op-eds and articles.

Center Management and Research Environment: overseeing the CMEC research and capacity building work; leading and overseeing the recruitment of key scholars and staff; maintaining a climate, which attracts and motivates a diverse staff of top quality people; presence and team building within the office; execution of strategic plans; and managing the annual CMEC budget.

Collaboration with Washington, DC office and other Carnegie Centers: forging productive working relationships with other Carnegie centers and peer organizations; working closely with the Development Office to provide funders with timely reports and other required documentation.

Successful candidates will have recognized expertise on the Arab region; a Ph.D. in a field relevant to public policy and a distinguished publication record; proven team leadership and project management experience; significant managerial skills, extensive personal interaction with regional organizations, foundations, media, and the academic and think tank communities in the Arab world; fluency in Arabic and English with French desirable; proven fundraising experience desirable. Salary commensurate with experience. Please apply via the Carnegie Endowment website: jobs/273952.html. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected group.

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