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1 October 2008

Qatar Debate – New Coaching Opportunities in November

QatarDebate is the National Debating Organisation for Qatar and a member of the Qatar Foundation. QatarDebate was established in September 2007 with the aim of developing, supporting and raising the standard of open discussion and debate among students in Qatar and across the Middle East, shaping the Global Citizens of today and the intellectual leaders of tomorrow. The programme is overseen by an Executive Director, Dr. Hayat Maarafi, and run by a Program Manager, Mr. Alex Just.

In its first year, QatarDebate has run workshops on debate for over 2000 students and faculty at over 30 different educational institutions across Qatar, within Education City and beyond. QatarDebate administered the first ever Qatar-wide debate league between schools and universities from February 2008, and ran National Schools and National Universities debating competitions attended by over 400 students in March 2008.

For more details about QatarDebate please refer to our website at

Due to the time when Eid al Adha falls this year we have had to reschedule the dates for our second series of workshops which were due to run between 6th – 14th December 2008.
We are now recruiting trainers for the following new session:

* Workshop 2: 22nd – 30th November 2008 6 Coaches Deadline: 1st November 2008

If you have previously applied to coach in December and are free to come to Qatar in November please send an email stating this to hr [at]

We are still recruiting trainers as previously advertised for the following session:

* Workshop 3: 7th – 17th January 2009 6 Coaches Deadline: 1st November 2008

*** Please note that except in exceptional circumstances you must be available for the full duration of the workshop period ***

Although the QatarDebate format is a modified version of the World Schools/Australs format anyone with debate coaching experience may apply.

We promise to provide a unique experience for all our trainers who will receive the following for assisting with our coaching programme:

* Economy Flights from your home country to Doha
* Accommodation in a 5-Star Hotel in Doha, with all food and internal travel expenses covered
* USD$200 per coaching day (engagements will be between 7 and 10 days)
* A free trip to the spectacular Qatari desert and a chance to go camel riding!

If you are interested in applying to become a QatarDebate trainer please send your competitive debate/coaching CV and the workshops you are available to coach at to hr [at] by the deadlines outlined above.

We will only be contacting successful applicants within 10 days of the application deadline, though our HR Department will hold your CV on file and we may invite you to work at QatarDebate workshops in the future.

If you have any further queries about QatarDebate please contact Alex Just at alex [at]

Alex Just
Program Manager,
Qatar Foundation, Doha

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