Thursday, September 29, 2011


The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent and non-profit applied policy research
organization with a focus on human security in Africa.
Its mission is to conceptualize, inform and enhance the security debate on the continent.

The ACPP Nairobi Office aims to undertakes conflict analysis and early warning in Africa with the
primary aim of providing timely and in depth analysis as well as developing policy options in support of
African and international conflict prevention, management and resolution activities.

The senior researcher will be responsible for all aspects of primary and secondary research, publish and
disseminate output and support ISS partners according to the ISS requirements, reporting, and fulfillment
of project deliverables, through publications, briefings presentations and media interaction, etc.
The successful candidate will also assist in guiding and coaching junior researchers and interns, ad hoc
assistance to the Programme Head and Office Director in developing project proposals, continuously
identify new information or maintain existing information providers to create an information network.

• Discipline such as international relations, political science, conflict analysis and resolution, peace
studies, diplomacy, strategic and security studies, and or related qualification
• A minimum of five years relevant applied research experience in the field of peace, conflict and
security particularly at the national, sub-regional or regional levels and international organizations
• Competency in English, French and /or other African Union Languages will be an added
• A keen understanding of Africa political dynamics and issues related to human security
particularly in the East African region
• Excellent record of publications and proven written work
• Excellent analytical research, editing and writing skills
• Good communication and presentation skills
• Ability to work under pressure in a dynamic team environment, and
The successful candidate will be required to undertake considerable travel.

The position will be based at the ISS Nairobi Office and the length of the contract will be for two years
renewable subject to availability of funding and performance.
Salary: Salary commensurate with ISS internal salary structure.

Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
Closing date: September 29, 2011
Assumption of duties: Flexible but preferably in early October 2011
Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should email their application including:
• a cover letter
• a detailed CV
• copies of three published articles; and a list of up to 3 contactable referees to
Indicate the position applied for in the subject headline.
For further details and additional opportunities see


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