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  • Posted: Oct 15, 2021
    Deadline: Oct 27, 2021
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  • The Regional Centre on Small Arms in the Great lakes Region, Horn of Africa and Bordering States (RECSA) is an intergovernmental organization that was established in June 2005 and is mandated to coordinate the implementation of the Nairobi Protocol for the prevention, control and reduction of small arms and light weapons in the Great Lakes Region, Horn of Africa and Bordering States.
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    Research And Cross Cutting Issues Assistant

    Job Description

    The Research and cross cutting issues Assistant will oversee all organization work and undertake large – scale collaborative research projects (both desk and field – based) examining the causes and effects of armed violence and the dynamics of small arms proliferation, use, availability and fragility.

    Duties and responsibilities

    1. Responsible for all cross cutting issues and proactive technical support to the organization.
    2. Assist in the conceptualization, developing and managing research projects on a range of topics, in different settings and with diverse partners.
    3. Undertake research on thematic areas on SALW and develop documents for publications.
    4. Review research reports from consultants on case by case basis
    5. Provide quarterly research briefs on topical and emerging issues on SALW in the region.
    6. Be the point of contact on all research matters of RECSA.
    7. Train RECSA staff on the appropriate research methodologies as management my deem fit.
    8. Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor and the management of RECSA Secretariat

    Qualification and Experience

    1. A degree in Social Sciences or any related field.
    2. An excellent understanding of the discourse on conflict prevention and security with a particular focus on SALW control and the international policy environment in which these issues are addressed.
    3. Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and track record in international policy research analysis is an added advantage.
    4. A good understanding of Small Arms, security and fragility issues in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa.
    5. Evidence of relevant research publications (at least 3).
    6. Experience of working in teams or with a variety of partner organizations in the design and delivery of research tasks.
    7. At least 4 years’ experience in research related field.
    8. Excellent communication skills and experience in communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, including government officials, international organizations, NGO’s and the media.

    Method of Application

    Only candidates from RECSA Member States who meet the qualifications should submit their applications accompanied by a detailed CV, copies of both academic and professional certificates and testimonials, names and addresses of three reputable referees and their contact details (e-mail, telephone numbers) to [email protected] or by courier services addressed to the following address before 27th October 2021.

    Director of Administration and Finance
    Regional Centre on Small Arms (RECSA)
    Timau Plaza 7th Floor, Argwings Kodhek Road
    P.O.BOX 7039-00200, Nairobi Kenya
    Tel. +2549(020) 3877456/3876203/3876023

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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