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The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) is an independent , non profit applied policy research organization with a focus on human security in Africa.

Its mission is to conceptualise, inform and enhance the human security debate on the continent.

The ISS has offices in Addisababa, Cape Town, Nairobi, Dakar and Pretoria

ISS Vacancy, Nairobi: Researcher

Closing Date: 9th March 2012

Researcher: International Criminal Justice and Counter - Terrorism

Transnational Threats and International Crime Division

International Crime in Africa Project

In January 2012 the ISS launched the Transnational Threats and International Crimes Division (TTIC), with the International Crime in Africa Project (ICAP), originally established in 2008, forming part of this Division.

ICAP works to improve the awareness and capacity of African countries to end impunity by responding effectively to international crime, including war crimes, crimes against humanity, genocide and terrorism.

The successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating and supporting senior staff with the planning, coordination and delivery of high-level training and specialised technical assistance to a wide range of law enforcement, criminal justice officials and civil society actors working in the field of international criminal justice and counter-terrorism in Africa.

He/she will also be required to support the implementation of various awareness-raising and advocacy projects, initiate and maintain regular communication with key partners, represent ICAP at regional and international events and meetings, and maintain a rolling work plan.

Technical assistance will include legislative drafting, policy development and production of training materials at national and regional levels.

The position also entails research and report writing in relation to the programme’s work on international criminal justice and counter-terrorism.


  • The candidate should have a Master’s degree in international law, international relations, or African politics
  • At least four years of relevant legal and criminal justice experience within a civil society, government, policy, research or international environment, including demonstrated experience in delivering training and technical assistance in the areas described above
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Good networking abilities
  • Ability to speak French will be an advantage
Closing date: 9th March 2012

Assumption of duties: As soon as possible after selection.

Interested candidates who meet the above requirements should forward letters of application, accompanied by a CV, sample of written work and three references to: Mr. Isaac Sihadi at

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

For further details and additional opportunities see

The ISS is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving employment equity in the workplace.

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