Call for Applications for research paper on “Economic policies in OPT”

About Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung (RLS)

Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung is a German political foundation founded in 1990 as a provider of civic education and a center for progressive social research. RLS supports partners striving for social justice around the world to strengthen public participation and economic development. RLS Regional Office Palestine & Jordan is based in Ramallah – Palestine, and is working with partner organizations in Palestine and in Jordan (


Call for Applications

To produce a research paper on “Economic policies in OPT”, RLS invites researchers and related professionals to submit applications for a research paper on the topic.



  • To find out what information is already available and to provide an information base on the topic as outlined in the attached TOR
  • To focus on the PA economic policies in West Bank, Gaza Strip & East Jerusalem.
  • Suggest and use different research methods, including but not limited to surveys, interviews, or focus groups and discuss it with RLS before starting.
  • Write report based on the attached TOR. Agree on an outline beforehand
  • Provide RLS with all related raw data along with the study.
  • To use visual items, including photographs, info graphs, maps and diagrams


Initial Topics of the study:

  • Status quo of privatizations policies in OPT and its impact of accessibility of public goods
  • Major (national, regional and international) laws and policies related to the topic
  • Mapping of the role of Governmental, Non Governmental Organizations, and other stakeholders in relation to these policies in OPT


Time frame:

  • The duration of the project is from 20th of March to 30th of July 2018.




  • Would be decided based on the financial detailed plan



Required Skills and Qualifications of Applicants

Successful applicants need to have the following skills and qualifications:


  • In-depth knowledge of political, economic and social developments in OPT, in particular economic affairs, formal policies, socio- economic plans and regulations, and laws.
  • In-depth knowledge of and access to resource persons, interview partners from politics and civil society in OPT
  • In-depth knowledge of existing literature related to the topic, in particular within the last two decades.
  • Proven expertise in research and data collection, preferably in related topic
  • Proven expertise in designing, implementing and analyzing different research methods (including but not limited to surveys, interviews, or focus groups)
  • Experience of using participatory approaches
  • Fluency in English and Arabic (in writing and talking)


Required Documents for Applications (English)

  • Refer to the attached TOR



Please submit your complete proposal (in English) not later than 10th of March 2018 to the following email:

Insert “ Economic policies in OPT” in the subject field.

See TOR attached below


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