The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is a pan-African applied policy research institute headquartered in Pretoria, South Africa with offices in Cape Town, South Africa, Nairobi, Kenya, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Dakar, Senegal. The ISS is an established think tank working in the area of African human security. It seeks to mainstream human security perspectives into public policy processes and to influence decision makers within Africa and beyond. The objective of the Institute is to add critical balance and objectivity by providing timely, empirical research and contextual analysis of relevant human security issues to policy makers, area specialists, advocacy groups, and the media.
I am a Senior Researcher with the Institute for Security Studies, Nairobi Office. My geographic area of focus is East and Horn of Africa and my areas of research interest include; conflict management and peace building, transitional justice, political governance, Africa's International Relations, among others. I hold a PhD in Political Studies and International Relations from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg and an M.A in Diplomacy and International Studies from the University of Nairobi (Kenya).I have previously worked in various research and teaching capacities in South Africa and Kenya.
The Institute for Security Studies is offering an exciting new opportunity for a highly motivated senior researcher. This person will have solid experience in conceptualising and managing research projects, so as to drive new, innovative research and advocacy projects in the field of criminal justice policy and practice, tackling corruption and good governance.
The successful candidate will be expected to:
Work as part of a team to identify critical areas for new research and advocacy to support good governance and improve policy and practice in the broad area of criminal justice
Conceptualise and develop research proposals and manage research projects
Have an existing network of contacts and established relationships with relevant stakeholders in government and civil society in South and southern Africa
Have published journal and media writing articles and have experience in editing
Be able to delivery presentations to different stakeholder groups
Have experience in working with the media
Have experience and a track record of fund raising
The candidate should have at least a Masters degree in a relevant discipline
At least 7 years’ experience in a research or policy environment
At least 5 years experience in managing projects
Excellent presentation and writing skills
A relevant publications record
An understanding of the South African governments policy making environment
This position includes local and regional travel. The length of the contract will be for two years and will be renewable subject to future funding.
Salary: Competitive salary offered.
How to apply:
To be considered for this unique and exciting opportunity please apply with a detailed CV including three references and three single authored publications to Mr. Isaac Sihadi on email at email@example.com. Closing date: 10 March 2013
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent, non-profit applied policy research organisation. Its mission is to advance human security in Africa, through evidence-based policy advice, technical support and capacity building. The ISS has offices in Addis Ababa, Cape Town, Nairobi, Pretoria, and Dakar.
The Deputy Executive Director is responsible for ensuring delivery on all internal strategic and operational matters within the organisation. The successful candidate will report to the Executive Director of the Institute. S/he will need to have a generic knowledge of the substantive issues that the ISS works in, as well demonstrate a strong record as a manager in a similar setting. S/he will provide direct supervision to the Heads of the ISS’s five programmatic divisions, as well as to the Directors responsible for research and management support services. The successful candidate will take overall responsibility for the quality of the ISS’s work, and ensure that the organisation is able is demonstrate the results of its work. S/he will support the Executive Director and Division Heads in fund-raising, and take responsibility for the ISS reporting to its donors. S/he will also promote innovation within the organisation.
Salary: Total package from R812 749.00 upward.
Assumption of duties: 01 June 2012.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Apply with a detailed CV including three contactable references to Mr Isaac Sihadi, email firstname.lastname@example.org. Closing date: 5 March 2012.
The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace.
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