Research & Design Contractor - Saudi Arabia

Location: Saudi Arabia

Type: Contracted

Min. Experience: Mid Level


We’re all about the people. We’re a design firm for relationships, helping organizations to deepen relationships with their communities to succeed in today’s connected world. Unleashing your community’s collective potential, is the surest path to increase innovation, stakeholder buy-in, brand engagement and market intelligence. Our work inspires communities across a multitude of sectors around the globe for clients such as Vulcan, California Pizza Kitchen, The Knight Foundation, The Rainforest Alliance and The Rockefeller Foundation. Teammates at Context Partners are bright, witty, and flexible. We genuinely enjoy each other’s company and we push each other to be our best selves professionally.


Your natural curiosity enables you to expertly explore, engage, and design for our clients' communities. You know how to uncover the realities and aspirations of a community and align them to client and project goals.  You are fascinated by ethnography and studying the culture of a community and the social meaning behind behavior.  Fueled with this information and your creativity, you not only design solutions, but deftly steward the community and client to engage in each step leading to success and effective results.  You are analytical, able to synthesize a lot information quickly, and have a high level of attention to detail.

You are an excellent communicator and thought partner.  You have experience working with people from all backgrounds and feel at home in a corporate setting as well as the non-profit world. You are at ease collaborating with staff and clients at all levels.  You are a big thinker who loves to roll up your sleeves and deliver results. You are pro-active, collaborative, and deadline-oriented.

You thrive in ambiguity, but know how to slice through chaos and quickly identify priorities and action steps. You are a flexible thinker and can go from analytical thinking to creative solution finding to “rapid fire” problem solving, depending on the situation. You are excited about creating and learning new approaches to solution design and project management, but have an existing toolkit that you use.  


  • Collaborate with CP relationship/project lead on project delivery and client management
  • Identify target communities/people to engage in the discovery process
  • Conduct research, discovery from a culturally-relevant perspective and build trust with communities you engage with through this process
  • Identify trends to inform design through collection and analysis of qualitative and quantitative data
  • Identify themes and insights from a culturally-relevant perspective and work in partnership with CP relationship/project lead
  • Synthesize findings and author a report/summary/recommendations
  • Professionalism/ability to communicate with the client and the client's network
  • Work closely with Relationship Lead, client and community to develop strategy for engaging and mobilizing the community
  • Evaluate project success and provide recommendations for ongoing community engagement based on data-driven insights
  • Contribute to building knowledge tools for Context Partners overall


  • Live in Saudi Arabia and are well-versed in Saudi Arabian culture
  • Bachelors degree, Masters preferred
  • Minimum 3-5 years of professional experience
  • Experience working in the government sector and strong understanding of multiple sectors (e.g. private, public, non-profit, social enterprise)
  • Expert in quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and synthesis
  • Extensive experience with design and design thinking
  • Seasoned facilitator able to create and deliver effective presentation materials
  • Ability to facilitate in-person sessions from a culturally-relevant perspective
  • Experience creating prize related campaigns
  • Able to implement visual frameworks and storytelling
  • Ability to create a variety of content including business cases, executive presentations and academic/government materials
  • Ability to communicate ideas visually
  • Track record of efficient and successful project management
  • Good sense of humor

Ideal Candidate will also have familiarity with the following:

  • Target audiences / audience personas / needs / user journey by persona
  • Network theory and mapping
  • Database architecture and management
  • Incentives for participation
  • Distribution strategy
  • License recommendations
  • Go to market recommendations
  • Framework for coordination
  • Digital tool identification
  • Implementation Plan
  • Funding recommendations

Project Detail:

This part-time, temporary contract position will be located in Saudi Arabia. The project start date is June 1 and will extend three months with the opportunity to extend up to one year.

How to Apply:

In order to be considered, submit your cover letter and resume. In your cover letter please address in 300 words or less:

Why you are uniquely qualified for this position?

Candidates who seem to be a fit will be contacted.  Due to the high volume of responses, we unfortunately cannot respond to everyone.

Context Partners is an EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, committed to diversity and consideration of all applicants for all positions without regard to color, ethnic background, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, age, and disability status.

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