Researcher Job in Kenya (200K)

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Researcher Job in Kenya (200K)

The International Peace Support Training Centre (IPSTC) was established to enhance operational capacity for peacekeeping through training, education and research for the benefit of military, police, and civilian staff.
The centre wishes to engage a competent candidate on a short term contractual basis in the following position:
Post Title: Researcher
1 Position

Type of Appointment: 1 year contract, Level 4

Duration: 1 year - Project Bound
Salary: Kshs 200,000 – Gross Monthly.
Job Purpose: This position is located in Peace and Security Research Department (PSRD), IPSTC. Reporting directly to Head of Applied Research PSRD, the successful candidates will conduct research and produce papers with a focus on gender peace and security to support and inform the Centre’s activities, including the design of training programmes.

Principle Accountabilities:
  • Conducting demand led research on relevant gender, peace and security issues and presenting papers and related publications.
  • Contributing to conflict alert systems, policy briefings and research relevant to emerging regional and global peace and security issues, especially in the Eastern Africa region.
  • Analyzing gendered nature of emerging conflict trends within Eastern Africa with a view to contributing to policy frameworks for regional interventions.
  • Organizing and/or participating in relevant conferences, meetings, symposiums, colloquiums and workshops.
  • Conducting background research and updating country profiles in Eastern Africa with focus on issues related to Peace Support Operations.
  • Assisting in integrating gender in design and delivery of training related to conflict prevention, conflict management and post-conflict recovery.
  • Providing inputs for training related to peace operations at tactical, operational and strategic level education.
Employment Standards
Ability To:
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input and is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda and accept joint responsibility for team’s shortcomings.
  • Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies and adjust priorities accordingly and is efficient and effective in allocating time to achieve assigned tasks. Has strong multitasking abilities and ability to manage multiple deadlines. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
  • Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds, shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and examines own biases and behaviors to avoid stereotypical response. Treats men and women equally with dignity and respect and does not discriminate against any individual or group.
Knowledge Of:
  • Mastery of research in gender, peace and security issues. 
  • Knows applied process research, from the setting of research agenda, through field visits to publication of materials. 
  • Able to identify, extract, analyses and format data from a wide variety of standard and non-standard sources.
  • Has in-depth knowledge of Peace Support Operations. 
  • Has knowledge and experience interpreting the women peace and security framework into research programmes. 
  • Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and shows persistence when faced with difficulties or challenges.
  • Education: Master’s Degree in Peace, Conflict and Security Studies, International Studies/Relations, gender and development or other related field is required.
  • Work Experience: A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in research peace, conflict and security (preferably in the areas of conflict prevention, conflict management and post conflict peace building) or related area is required. Experience of giving presentations and delivering lectures to large audiences is required. Understanding or relevant experience in curriculum design and training evaluation is desirable. Experience in gender peace and security. Experience of organizing events/workshops/symposiums and writing occasional papers, issues briefs and Newsletter is desirable.
  • Language: For the post advertised, fluency in spoken and written English is required. Knowledge in other Language(s) is an advantage.
How to Apply:
Applications including cover letter, CVs, copies of relevant certificates, current remuneration and expected remuneration as well as current notice period should be addressed to the:

International Peace Support Training Centre
Westwood Park, Karen
P O Box 24232 - 00502
Nairobi, Kenya

Or emailed to:

Deadline for submitting applications is 15th February 2016.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted to undergo a selection board interview.

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