IPSTC Applied Researcher Job in Nairobi Kenya (KShs 200K)
- Conducting demand led research on relevant issues, producing and presenting papers and related publications..
- Contributing to conflict alert systems, policy briefings and research relevant to emerging regional and global peace and security issues, especially in the Eastern Africa region..
- Analysing emerging conflict trends within Eastern Africa with a view to contributing to policy frameworks for regional interventions..
- Organizing and/or participating in relevant conferences, meetings, symposiums, colloquiums and workshops.
- Conducting background research and updating country profiles in Eastern Africa with focus on issues related to Peace Support Operations. Researcher.
- Assisting in the design and delivery of training related to conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict recovery.
- Providing inputs for training related to peace operations at tactical, operational and strategic level education.
Professionalism: Demonstrates knowledge, professional competence and mastery of research in peace and security issues. Knows applied process research, from the setting of research agenda, through field visits to publication of materials. Able to identify, extract, analyse and format data from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources. Has in-depth knowledge of Peace Support Operations. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input and is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda and accept joint responsibility for team’s shortcomings.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies and adjust priorities accordingly and is efficient and effective in allocating time to achieve assigned tasks. Has strong multitasking abilities and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds, shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical response. Treats men and women equally with dignity and respect and does not discriminate against any individual or group.
- Masters Degree in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies or other related, International Studies/Relations or other related is required.
- First degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) preferably in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
- A minimum of three years of progressively responsible experience in research peace, conflict and security (preferably in the areas of conflict prevention, conflict management and post conflict peace building) or related area is required.
- Experience of giving presentations and delivering lectures to large audiences is required.
- Understanding or relevant experience in curriculum design and training evaluation is desirable.
- Experience of organising events/workshops/symposiums and writing occasional papers, issues briefs and Newsletter is desirable.
Assessment Method: Evaluation of qualified candidates will include a written assessment exercise (Issue Brief), which will be followed by an oral competency-based interview.
Special Notice: This post is open to applicants from the Eastern Africa region; Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Seychelles, and Uganda.
No Fee: The International Peace Support Training Centre does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview and selection).
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
To apply, please send your resume, including publications done within the last five years and covering letter (not more than five page of A4 – font 12, Times New Roman- combined) to