The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) partners to build knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future. Our goal is to enhance human security as a means to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity.
The ISS is an African non-profit organisation with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal. Our work covers transnational crimes, migration, maritime security and development, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, crime prevention and criminal justice, and the analysis of conflict and governance.
The ISS seeks to appoint five researchers to the ENACT project’s Regional Organised Crime Observatories (ROCO). The researchers will be based in Pretoria, South Africa; Yaoundé, Cameroon; Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire; Nairobi, Kenya; and Tunis, Tunisia.
The ENACT project aims to enhance Africa’s response to transnational organised crime, through research, advocacy and evidence-based policy interventions.
The successful candidates will be responsible for research, monitoring regional trends, networking with stakeholders and project partners, and representing the project at meetings and events to promote research findings and policy interventions. Researchers will keep abreast of organised crime problems, actors and responses at national and regional level, and identify priorities for research and action. Researchers will also support capacity building and technical assistance for regional actors.
Applicants must be highly motivated, proactive and able to work under pressure. Good writing skills and an ability to respond quickly and manage time effectively are essential.
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The length of the contract will be for 18 months, from 1 June 2018 (or earlier) to December 2019, and may be renewed subject to project requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.
Email your application to Rekha Valabh at email@example.com. Applicants must specify in the subject line which region they would like to work in and provide a cover letter, detailed CV, and recent writing sample, including at least three contactable referees. The ISS will not be liable for any visa or relocation costs and only short-listed candidates will be contacted.