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Research and Cross Searching Issues Assistant at RECSA

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Organization Name: RECSA

Job Title: Research and Cross Searching Issues Assistant

Job Type: Full Time

Job Category: Research

  • The Research and cross cutting issues Assistant will oversee all organization work and undertake large – scale collaborative research projects (both desk and field – based) examining the causes and effects of armed violence and the dynamics of small arms proliferation, use, availability and fragility.

    Duties and responsibilities

  • Responsible for all cross cutting issues and proactive technical support to the organization.
  • Assist in the conceptualization, developing and managing research projects on a range of topics, in different settings and with diverse partners.
  • Undertake research on thematic areas on SALW and develop documents for publications.
  • Review research reports from consultants on case by case basis
  • Provide quarterly research briefs on topical and emerging issues on SALW in the region.
  • Be the point of contact on all research matters of RECSA.
  • Train RECSA staff on the appropriate research methodologies as management my deem fit.
  • Perform any other duty as may be assigned by the supervisor and the management of RECSA Secretariat.

    Qualification and Experience

  • A degree in Social Sciences or any related field.
  • An excellent understanding of the discourse on conflict prevention and security with a particular focus on SALW control and the international policy environment in which these issues are addressed.
  • Expertise in qualitative and quantitative research methods and track record in international policy research analysis is an added advantage.
  • A good understanding of Small Arms, security and fragility issues in the Great Lakes and Horn of Africa.
  • Evidence of relevant research publications (at least 3).
  • Experience of working in teams or with a variety of partner organizations in the design and delivery of research tasks.
  • At least 4 years’ experience in research related field.
  • Excellent communication skills and experience in communicating effectively across cultures and with diverse audiences, including government officials, international organizations, NGO’s and the media.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; RECSA Research and Cross Searching Issues Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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