Vacancy Announcement - Archival Data Entry Specialist (two openings)

Job Title: Archival Data Entry Specialist (Data Indexing and Organization - part-time consultancy at international NGO rates)

Organization/Project: Arab Reform Initiative/Mosaic

How to Apply: Please email a detailed CV and a cover letter ("Data Indexing VA" in the subject line) to <>

Length of contract: 6-9 months renewable

Closing date: 10 August 2022

What we need!

The successful candidates will be responsible for indexing digital files and documents, entering them into the database following set standards and guidelines. They need to be familiar with the contemporary history of Egypt, able to read and write Arabic, and conduct relevant online research. Tasks may include the management of the scrapping of online data from different websites and the translation of records and short texts from English to Arabic.

The job is part of a project on building an archive of socio-economic changes in the MENA region that is run by the Arab Reform Initiative, but the work will be done remotely/online.

This is a part-time consultancy at international NGO rates.

Job Accountabilities

  • Indexing and reviewing archival records in compliance with set guidelines.
  • Assisting in the acquisition, description and organization of archival collections.
  • Managing the download/upload of online archival data.
  • Researching and collecting material from oral history interviews.
  • Translating short records and texts from English to Arabic and vice versa. 


  • College degree in social sciences, or humanities or equivalent.
  • Fluent in Arabic with good English language skills.
  • One year of experience in indexing, translation or data entry.
  • Knowledge of basic Internet and web technologies.
  • Some familiarity with archival practices and data management.
  • Familiarity with Egypt’s society and politics, especially its contemporary history.

General Skills:

  • Communication and presentation skills.
  • Attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and discretion with confidential information.
  • Excellent teamwork ability as well the ability to work autonomously in specific engagements.
  • Ability to participate in group meetings.