Research Consultant – Tunisia

Location: Tunis
Duration: 12 months
Start date: March 2019

Alert is looking for three junior consultant experts in sociology and political science. The experts will undertake quantitative research on youth and urban violence in popular areas of greater Tunis.This consultancy comes within the framework of implementing a project that aims to strengthen the democratic transition in the country, through the promotion of human rights, the fight against institutional, physical and symbolic violence as well as gender violence and all other inhumane treatment perpetrated against young adults between the ages of 18 and 34 living in poor areas of Greater Tunis. The project covers the following neighbourhoods: Ettadhamen and Douar Hicher. For a duration of 2 years, this project will implement activities centralised around quantitative and qualitative research components as well as advocacy and dialogue components.

The consultancy necessitates participation in field research, report writing, and dissemination activities arranged by International Alert Tunisia. The consultant needs to be a holder of an advanced degree in social sciences, preferably a PhD. Having experience in conducting research on issues related to working class suburbs, youth and urban violence is necessary as well as fluency in written and spoken Arabic and French.

For further details, please find attached the Terms of Reference (TOR)

Please note the the assignment will be based in Tunis with frequent missions in Ettadhamen and Douar Hicher.

If you wish to be considered for this position, please send an ‘Expression of Interest’ letter indicating your current rate, along with an up to date CV to our Tunisia office at

Closing date: 10 March 2019

While International Alert will endeavour to acknowledge all submissions within a reasonable time, this may not always be possible due to limited resources. International Alert is an equal opportunities employer. All submissions will be judged strictly on the basis of merit.