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Human Security Senior Researcher

The WANA Institute seeks a qualified, motivated and dynamic researcher to join the Human Security team to fill the position of a Senior Researcher. This position will be based in Amman, Jordan. The candidate will start as soon as possible.

Roles and Responsibilities

The researcher will author and edit publications and play a primary role in research design and execution including the implementation of key informant interviews around Jordan. Candidates should have a strong knowledge of security, political and socio-economic issues in the WANA region.   The researcher will advise on content, methodology and project design as well as write and edit reports, white papers, grant applications, op-eds, briefs and speeches.  The researcher will also assist with the planning, execution and follow up of conferences, roundtable discussions and other events.
About the Applicant

  • Motivated, academically-qualified professional with management and  research experience. Has a genuine interest in the WANA region and like to stay abreast of current developments in society.
  • Master degree or PhD in political science, security studies, sociology, internation relations or related fields
  • Compeletly fluent in English (reading and writing) 
  • Outstanding communicator, with an ability to write engaging as well as specific texts to the highest of academic standards in English
  • Background in working for large humanitarian organisations
  • Has experience with mentoring researchers
  • Has experience with programme design and grant writing
  • Is familiar with the policy sector, and can produce concise policy recommendations
  • Work well alone and as part of a team

If you meet the above criteria and want to bring your experience to an exciting organisation by providing support to the Human Security team, we look forward to receiving your application. Please submit your CV and cover letter to Angela Kayyal at angela.kayyal@wana.jo 

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