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Bilingual (Arabic/ English) Research Assistant

Friends for Good Inc.
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Friends for Good is a national not-for-profit organisation that focuses on loneliness and social isolation. We currently run FriendLine, a free anonymous service for people in the community experiencing loneliness and social isolation. We will be starting a new pilot program in 2023 to run FriendLine in Arabic.

The first stage of the development of this new program is to conduct some community-based research. We will be running focus groups and talking with community organisations to co-design the service. We are seeking a research assistant who can speak and write in both English and Arabic to assist with the research phase of the project. It will start in February 2023 and be approximately 2 months of work (with the potential to work on other research projects after that if interested).

Main tasks include:

  • Assisting with marketing focus groups
  • Transcribing focus group data (in Arabic)
  • Helping to identify key themes from qualitative data
  • Assisting with writing a summary of the key findings from the community co-design phase (in English)
  • Attending meetings with community organisations (where possible) and taking notes

What we are looking for: ESSENTIAL:

  • Great written and verbal communication skills in English and Arabic
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Previous research experience/ knowledge (may particularly suit a Psychology/ Social Work student) DESIRABLE:
  • Previous experience transcribing and analysing qualitative data
You can not apply for this role as it is no longer available.