Deadline: 25 January 2017
ISS seeks to appoint a Senior Researcher to lead a new project on Zimbabwe.
Research areas will include political dynamics, especially leading up to the 2018 elections, the economic reform programme, the Zimbabwean community in South Africa and its links to Zimbabwe, and the regional implications of a prolonged political and economic crisis in Zimbabwe.
The successful candidate should have an established track record of political and economic research on Zimbabwe and have a sound network of actors from Zimbabwean civil society, government and the political opposition.
The candidate will direct the project in collaboration with the Head of the Peace and Security Research programme.
Overview of duties
Undertake and commission research on key emerging issues in Zimbabwe; Write research papers, briefing notes and articles on developments in Zimbabwe; Plan a dissemination strategy and ensure that key stakeholders and policymakers are reached; Organise dissemination and discussion events; Contribute to donor reports, fundraising and budgeting 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 field; Substantial experience in the field of peace and security in Africa; Substantial expertise on Zimbabwean political and economic history and developments; A good network of contacts in Zimbabwe; Experience interacting with key regional and international policymakers on Zimbabwe; Experience of engaging with high-level governmental and non-governmental actors and good networking ability; Excellent written and verbal communication skills supported by a publications and public speaking record
The initial length of the contract will be one year, and may be renewed subject to programme requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. A competitive salary is offered.
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.
The ISS is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace. Female applicants are especially encouraged to apply.
For more information and opportunities, visit www.issafrica.org/about-us/careers-and-opportunities