(Jobs in Kenya) Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator at Institute for Security Studies - Gazeti Jobs

(Jobs in Kenya) Regional Organised Crime Observatory Coordinator 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. Our work covers transnational crimes, migration, maritime security and development, peacekeeping, peacebuilding, crime prevention and criminal justice, and the analysis of conflict and governance. Using our networks and influence, we provide timely and credible analysis, practical training and technical assistance to governments and civil society. This promotes better policy and practice, because senior officials can make informed decisions about how to deal with Africa’s human security challenges.

Overview of duties

  •  Build networks and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including the AU, inter-governmental institutions, regional and national government officials, EU representatives, civil society and the media
  •  Conduct and support research aimed at policy intervention
  •  Actively disseminate research findings through meetings, briefings and seminars in liaison with the ENACT team
  •  Identify policy, technical support and implementation needs of stakeholders and work with ENACT team to deliver assistance
  •  Gather and share regional and national information with the ENACT team
  •  Maintain a current understanding of the regional and national environments and make recommendations to the team on priorities for research and action
  •  Prepare written reports
  •  Ensure that all expenditure complies with financial rules and procedures

Overview of requirements

  •  Master’s qualification in governance, development, security and policing or relevant discipline
  •  At least 7 years’ experience in policy support or technical assistance relating to inter-governmental institutions, national governments and/or civil society organisations in the specified region
  •  Demonstrable knowledge of transnational organised crime, development, crime and security, customs, corruption, or related field in the specified region
  •  Excellent verbal and written skills in English; French will be advantageous
  •  Demonstrable interpersonal and networking skills, including the ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, and establish relationships with a diversity of stakeholders
  •  An extensive network among the project’s stakeholders; networks in the organised crime or related fields would be an advantage

This will be a delivery based contract for a fixed-term period of 12 months, from 1 February 2023 to 31 January 2024, and may be renewed subject to project requirements, funding and satisfactory performance.

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