Offre d'emploi à l'ISS

Institut d’Études de Sécurité (ISS)

Du 30 août 2013 au 15 sept. 2013




L'ISS recrute un chercheur principal au sein de la Division Prévention des Conflits et Analyse des Risque de son bureau de Dakar.

Veuillez trouver une description ci-contre (en anglais) du poste offert :

The successful candidate will be responsible for policy research, publications, dissemination and policy formulation in areas related to conflict dynamics and the political, social and security conditions in West Africa. He/she is expected to actively contribute to the Division’s activities and, specifically, to undertake in-depth field and desktop studies and generate policy responses to peace and security challenges in West Africa. S/he will disseminate the findings through publications, seminars, workshops, conferences, media engagement and any other way necessary. The successful candidate will facilitate morning briefings and mentor interns and junior fellows on specific topics. 



Masters (required) or PhD (preferred), in a relevant social science discipline such as International Relations, Political Science, Strategic, Peace or Security Studies and Diplomacy;

A minimum of five (5) years of relevant applied research or policy experience in the field of peace and security with a particular focus on West Africa;

Good knowledge of African governance and security challenges with particular reference to West Africa;

Excellent research and writing skills attested by a publications record;

Good knowledge of the workings of the AU and ECOWAS;

Experience in engaging with high level governmental and non-governmental actors;

Excellent English and French language skills, the candidate must be fluent in at least one of the two languages and have a very good command of the other (both written and verbal);

Ability to oversee junior staff;

Particular interest in conflict analysis, early-warning, conflict prevention and governance;

Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines;

Good networking abilities with governmental and non-governmental actors;

Willingness to travel extensively in the region and beyond.

Salary: Internationally Competitive Salary offered


Applicants should provide a covering letter, detailing how s/he meets the requirements of the job. In addition, applicants must provide a detailed CV including the names and contact details of three referees, as well as electronic copies of three single-authored publications. Applications should be emailed to Mr. Isaac Sihadi at


Closing date: 15 September 2013. Note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted.


Duration of contract: Two (2) years, with the possibility of extension, depending on programme needs and availability of funds.


Assumption of duties: As soon as possible



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