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Senior Researcher Job in Kenya

Senior Researcher

The ISS is offering an exiting new opportunity for a Senior Researcher with solid experience in conceptualising and managing research projects, so as to drive new, innovative research and advocacy projects in the field of criminal justice policy, tackling corruption and good governance.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Work as part of a team to identify critical areas for new research and advocacy to support good governance and improve policy and practice in the areas related to improving criminal justice, anti-corruption initiatives and governance in Africa;
  • Conceptualise and develop research proposals and manage research projects;
  • Have an existing network of contacts and established relationships with relevant stakeholders in government and civil society in Kenya and East Africa;
  • Have published journal and media writing articles and have experience in editing;
  • Be able to deliver presentations to different stakeholder groups;
  • Have experience in working with the media;
  • Have experience and a track record of fund raising;
  • The candidate should have at least a Masters degree in a relevant social sciences discipline;
  • At least 7 years’ experience in a research or policy environment with a focus on good governance and criminal justice;
  • Excellent presentation and writing skills
  • A relevant publications record;
  • An understanding of the East African governments policy-making environment.
  • This position includes local and regional travel. The length of the contract will be for two years and will be renewable subject to future funding.
  • Competitive salary offered and relocation costs paid for.
How to apply:

To be considered for this unique and exciting opportunity please apply with a detailed CV including three references and a list of relevant publications to Mr. Isaac Sihadi on email at

Closing date: 9 June 2013. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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