Job type : Full Time
The Nkafu policy Institute of the Denis and Lenora Foretia Foundation whose mission is to catalyze our economic transformation by focusing on social entrepreneurship, science and technology, innovation, public health and the implementation of progressive policies that together creates economic opportunities for all.
The Denis & Lenora Foretia Foundation seeks to recruit an experienced Director of Peace and Security to oversee the Peace and security unit of the Nkafu policy Institute.
This fulltime position will be based in Yaoundé.
Key Responsibilities :
As Director of peace and security, your duties :
Promoting and facilitating leading-edge research, in the field of peace and security;
Ensuring constant publication of research papers, articles etc
Organizing workshops and seminars for presentation of research finding;
Writing practical, policy-oriented publications that are concise and polished in quick turnaround times;
Developing and implementing engagements and research on nationally led prevention and peacebuilding strategies in conflict-affected areas;
Working with major stakeholders to identify and develop innovative approaches to peace operations, linking them to prevention and peacebuilding agendas;
Outreach to and collaboration with stakeholders, through events, meetings, briefings, and other actions.
Qualifications / Skills required :
Capable of carrying out independent research
must be a team player
pay attention to details
must have publications in scientific journals of international standing
Education, and Experience :
Must hold a Phd in any of the following discipline, (International relations, development, economic, political science, sociology
At least 5 years working experience in an academic institution, public or private sector
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to lead and motivate a small team would be an advantage
Female candidates are encouraged to apply.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The deadline for the receipt of applications is 31st August, 2020.