The Shurook team is led by experts with in-depth experience in the MENA region, infrastructure finance, government advisory, and business turnover.
The Shurook team is made up of passionate and results-oriented people dedicated to building strong foundations for emerging economies. This work requires an intense commitment to frontier markets and a strong understanding of the complexity inherent in conducting business there. It also means engaging with stakeholders across sectors, sometimes in politically complicated contexts.
The Shurook team is diverse, bringing a wide array of experiences in management consulting, finance, government, and engineering to the organization. However, we are united by our common mission and look for team members who share several key characteristics:
- Humility and a team mindset allow for greater collaboration in fields where new ideas are desperately needed
- Problem-solving experience, particularly in developing countries, serves the team well as we seek to overcome a variety of daily obstacles
- Innovation and resourcefulness are critical when you are trying to make progress under historically challenging circumstances
- Strong organization and program management skills are invaluable when working on tight timelines in chaotic environments
- Rigorous analytical capabilities underpin all the work we explore and projects we support
In turn, Shurook offers a unique opportunity to bridge the fields of finance, development, politics, and science to address some of the region’s most interesting and longstanding challenges. As a small, but growing team, each voice is valuable – we encourage constantly raising new ideas and vigorously debating the status quo.
If you are interested in joining us, please watch this space for specific opportunities on existing infrastructure projects, as well as cross-functional areas including fundraising, partnerships, and communications.
Winter 2017 Fellow
This fellow will conduct in-depth, up-to-date analysis on Shurook’s 5 core focus areas: Energy, Water & Waste, Affordable Housing, Industry & Job Creation, and Social Infrastructure. By the end of the fellowship s/he will be expected to deliver analytical pieces as directed by the Business Development team that provide high quality qualitative and quantitative data.
Qualifications and Experienced Required
Shurook’s fellows come from diverse backgrounds, but we do look for a few key characteristics in our applicants:
- B.A. in Economics, Finance, Engineering, Political Science, International Relations, Environmental Science, or another relevant field of study
- Strong analytical and writing skills
- Demonstrated commitment to innovative economic solutions for frontier markets
- Enthusiasm for jumping into the unknown and embracing the experimental
- Experience taking the initiative and self-managing
- Experience in developing country environments (and patience with the frustrations that can sometimes arise)
- 12-week full-time minimum commitment to work in Jerusalem/Ramallah
Shurook offers three cycles of 3-month fellowships throughout the year for competitive applicants to lead specific projects and research efforts incubated in the Lab. This allows fellows to learn about the practical applications of some of the most innovative and cutting-edge technologies in a particularly challenging context. The complex dynamics of life in Israel and Palestine also serve as a rich backdrop for the fellowship; the Shurook team works to highlight the challenges and possibilities in this unique region for fellows through organized travel opportunities, guest speakers, and cultural events.
As part of the fellowship, Shurook provides:
- Round-trip airfare to and from Jerusalem
- A monthly stipend to cover living expenses
- Local travel as required (West Bank, Gaza, Jordan)
To apply: Please submit a CV and cover letter detailing your interest in the fellowship to firstname.lastname@example.org. Short-listed candidates will be contacted.
Shurook is a non-profit organization administered as a project of the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS). All Shurook employment contracts are issued as Individual Contractor Agreements under UNOPS for defined time periods and are renewed on a case-by-case basis according to program needs.