Junior Research Fellowship – Centre for Security Governance
The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is launching its Junior Research Fellows programme which aims to train and mentor dynamic early-career international affairs professionals. Fellows will support our research, communications, and eConferencing projects over a four-month period. While this part-time position is unpaid, successful applicants will have the opportunity to obtain vital experience in the international peace and security field.
Junior Fellows are expected to devote 10 hours to the position each week. The fellowship is designed to be completed remotely – meaning that the successful candidate is not required to spend time at our office in Kitchener, Ontario. Communication between fellows and CSG staff will be undertaken via phone, Skype and other virtual tools.
About the Centre for Security Governance
The Centre for Security Governance (CSG) is a non-profit, non-partisan think tank dedicated to the study of security and governance transitions in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states. Based in Canada, the CSG maintains a global, multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and academics engaged in the international peace and security field.
The CSG seeks to enhance the effectiveness of donor assistance and support to security sector reform (SSR) programs through its research, events, training and direct policy advice. Committed to innovation, the CSG employs various technological tools to advance its impact and reach, most notably long-distance training and conferencing platforms. Supporting promising analysts and academics as well as advancing new ideas and approaches are also core values of the centre. Through its active engagement with SSR donors and recipients on the ground in fragile and conflict-affected states, the CSG endeavours to translate research, advice and training into tangible improvements in SSR policy and programming.
For more information, visit: www.secgovcentre.org
A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in the fields of international affairs or political science; a Master’s degree would be considered an asset.
Prior knowledge of security sector governance/reform, state building, or peace building and post-conflict reconstruction would be considered an asset.
- Strong ability to communicate in English.
- Knowledge of French would be considered an asset.
- Strong computer/technical skills.
- Strong ability to plan, organize, prioritize work, and multi-task to meet deadlines.
We invite candidates to send a short cover letter, CV, and writing sample by June 17 to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Stability: International Journal of Security & Development helps to connect policymakers, practitioners, academics and others with timely, peer-reviewed research on a wide range of issues related to stabilization, peacekeeping, state building, crime and violence prevention, development cooperation and humanitarian action. All articles, commentaries and practice notes published by Stability are freely accessible and widely disseminated in academic, policy and practitioner networks.
Stability is the flagship publication of the Centre for Security Governance (CSG), a non-profit think tank dedicated to the study of security and governance transitions in fragile, failed and conflict-affected states (FFCAS). Based in Canada, the CSG maintains a global, multi-disciplinary network of researchers, practitioners and academics engaged in international security and development issues. The CSG’s core mission is to enhance the efficacy of donor assistance and support to FFCAS through world-class research.
The Role of Editorial Assistants:
Editorial Assistants support the journal’s operations by helping to disseminate our call for papers, facilitating rapid peer-review processes, copy-editing accepted articles, communicating with particular contributors and disseminating content among researchers, policymakers and practitioners. They are not paid or compensated, though they do gain excellent experience related to publishing and access to the most recent research related to conflict, crime, violence, aid delivery and development cooperation, in addition to professional references as they continue on their career paths.
Editorial Assistants should be willing to commit 10 hours per week to Stability. They will be based from their home locations and will primarily receive training and instructions via e-mail and Skype.
The typical Editorial Assistant will be a Master’s, doctoral student or an early-career practitioner who has an interest in Stability’s key themes and who supports its open-access approach to publishing.
They should also be fluent in English and have very strong writing and editing skills. Fluency in English is crucial given that this role involves a significant amount of editing academic writing.
In order to apply for an Editorial Assistantship, please submit the following items to email@example.com by May 31 :
- A cover letter (1 page) outlining your interest in Stability and your relevant qualifications
- A CV or resume that specifies your educational and professional qualifications
- A sole-authored writing sample of five to 20 pages that demonstrates your writing skills
If you are short-listed, we may ask you to undertake a brief editing exercise.
In order to cover its current and future recruitment needs, DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division (OPMENA) has established a permanent recruitment pool. For its headquarters in Geneva and its various field-offices in the MENA region, DCAF seeks to recruit experienced mid-senior level professionals interested in the position of Programme Managers/Coordinators.
DCAF’s Middle East and North Africa Division (OPMENA) invites interested, eligible and qualified applicants to submit their complete applications with the reference «PCPOOL15» to firstname.lastname@example.org. The application should include:
- a one-page cover letter in English describing interest, motivation and availability for working with DCAF on the Middle East and North Africa;
- a CV (maximum length 2 pages)
- the DCAF Application Form duly filled in.
Applications responding to the recruitment criteria will be stored in the recruitment pool for duration of 12 months. Candidates interested in a potential future cooperation with DCAF can submit their applications on a rolling basis.
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