Senior Research Consultant, West Africa at Institute for Security Studies

The Institute for Security Studies is an African organisation which aims to enhance human security on the continent.We are recruiting to fill the position below:Job Title: Senior Research Consultant, West AfricaLocation: AbujaDuration: Initial period of 6 month and may be renewed subject to ISS’ requirements, funding and satisfactory performance. Job DescriptionWe are seeking a Nigeria-based senior research consultant on human security in West Africa. The consultant will undertake primary and secondary research and analysis, develop policy recommendations based on the findings, and actively communicate results to ISS stakeholders through written products, verbal communication and media commentary.The work will involve independently managing the entire process of complex projects, including tracking budgets and expenditure, and monitoring and evaluation of impact. The consultant will help build the ISS’ profile by initiating and maintaining relationships with ISS stakeholders and donors in Nigeria (such as the ECOWAS Commission, diplomatic community, Nigerian government), ensuring engagement with research results, and shaping African and global decision making on human security. The consultant will report to the ISS Dakar Office Director.Overview of DeliverablesStay abreast of human security developments in West Africa, with a focus on the gulf states (Nigeria, Togo, Benin, Ghana) through monitoring the media and other sources, primary research, and information gathered from national and international networksInitiate, plan and undertake primary and secondary research, and disseminate the results in a timely, insightful and relevant way to specific audiencesMaintain proactive relationships with key partners and relevant regional and international organisationsConduct regular media interviewsConvene seminars, closed briefings and expert roundtables, and present research findings at ISS events and other relevant forumsIdentify new opportunities for funding, and draft concept notes and proposalsImplement effective monitoring and evaluation plans for projects and ensure that relevant monitoring data is collected throughout the project cycle, including objective means to demonstrate and report on results 

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