South Africa: Senior Researcher, Peace and Security Research Programme
Cape Town, South Africa
|Closing Date : 2017-01-27|
Duty Station : Cape Town, South Africa
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Organization: Institute for Security Studies
Country: South Africa
Closing date: 27 Jan 2017
The ISS is seeking a researcher to work on a range of issues related to the political and economic situation in Zimbabwe.
The candidate will carry out in-depth field and desktop research, communicate the results through publications, briefings, seminars and media engagements, network with Zimbabwean actors from government, civil society and political parties, and provide policy advice to senior decision makers at a national, regional and international level.
Overview of duties
Initiate, plan and undertake primary and secondary research, including field research, on political and economic dynamics in Zimbabwe
Write papers, policy briefs and ISS Today articles
Assist in organising events
Disseminate research findings and policy recommendations through briefings, seminars and roundtables
Work closely with relevant stakeholders
Contribute to donor reports, budgeting and fundraising for the project
Overview of requirements
A master s degree in a relevant social science discipline such as international relations, political science, conflict and peace studies, strategic and security studies, law or a related qualification
A minimum of seven years experience in the field of peace and security in Africa
Good network of contacts in Zimbabwe and experience interacting with range of actors in Zimbabwe
Good knowledge of regional dynamics, SADC and South African policy towards Zimbabwe
Experience of engaging with high-level governmental and non-governmental actors and good networking ability
Excellent research, writing and verbal communication skills supported by a publications and public speaking record
Excellent English language skills
Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines
Willingness to travel extensively on the continent and beyond
Proactive approach to research and writing
The contract will be for one year and may be renewed subject to programme requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.
How to apply:
Email your application to Rekha Valabh at firstname.lastname@example.org. Applicants must provide a cover letter and detailed CV, including at least three contactable referees. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
For more information and opportunities, visit www.issafrica.org/about-us/careers-and-opportunities