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Intern, East Africa Peace and Security Governance at Institute for Security Studies

Intern, East Africa Peace and Security Governance at Institute for Security Studies.

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The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) partners to build knowledge and skills that secure Africa’s future. Our goal is to enhance human security as a means to achieve sustainable peace and prosperity. The ISS is an African non-profit organisation with offices in South Africa, Kenya, Ethiopia and Senegal.

Intern, East Africa Peace and Security Governance

  • The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) seeks an intern to join a dynamic team working on conflict prevention and governance in East Africa and the Great Lakes region. The intern will support research, writing, planning and communication tasks, and will report to a senior researcher. The position is based in Nairobi.

Overview of duties

  • Monitor media articles to develop reports on conflict dynamics and socio-political developments in East Africa and the Great Lakes region
  • Support primary and secondary research and analysis
  • Support dissemination of research results and policy recommendations through written products and participation in events
  • Contribute to identifying target stakeholders, peer groups, donors and beneficiaries
  • Assist with monitoring and evaluation
  • Assist the team with administration and logistics

Overview of requirements

  • An undergraduate degree in peace and security studies, political science, international relations, law, sociology, criminology or a related field
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. A good knowledge of Lingala or Kiswahili will be an advantage
  • Research, writing and analytical abilities
  • Ability to work methodically and meet deadlines
  • Independent, creative and proactive

Method of Application

The contract will be for six months, and a monthly stipend will be offered.

Email your application to Mercy Rukenya at nairobijobs@issafrica.org Applicants must provide a cover letter and detailed CV, including at least three contactable referees. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

Intern, East Africa Peace and Security Governance at Institute for Security Studies

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