The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is an independent international institute whose core mission is to undertake research and activities on security, conflict and peace. Established in 1966, SIPRI provides data, analysis and recommendations, based on open sources, to policymakers, researchers, media and the interested public. SIPRI provides excellent opportunities for scientific and personal development. SIPRI is an equal opportunity employer.
SIPRI is seeking a Programme Coordinator for the Building Sustainable Peace in the Sahel and West Africa Programme (Sahel and West Africa Programme). The Programme Coordinator will monitor the overall budget of the programme in close cooperation with the Programme Director, set up the financial and administration systems and procedures adapted to a growing regional programme, be responsible for the financial reporting and administrative routines, supervise the work of research assistants involved in finance and budget activities, and support the development of the programme by taking an active part in the acquisition strategy.
The Sahel and West Africa Programme is a part of the Conflict and Peace research cluster alongside SIPRI’s other regional security programmes and the Peace Operations and Conflict Management Programme. The Sahel and West Africa Programme conducts analyses of the key conflict, security and peace-building issues affecting the contemporary Sahel—with a particular focus on the relationship between security and development—in cooperation with African civil society organizations and research centres.
In relevant instances, research work is undertaken in cooperation with other programmes within SIPRI.
The Programme Coordinator will work together with partner organizations in the Sahel and West Africa under the guidance of the Programme Director. The main tasks of this position are the following:
Main tasks and responsibilities
The role requires fluency in written and spoken English and French. The position is based in Stockholm and might involve travel to West Africa or the Sahel on occasion.
Previous staff supervision experience and previous working experience in Africa and/or with African civil society organizations will be considered an asset.
The contract period will start from 1 February 2018, or as soon as possible thereafter. The appointment will be, initially, for a one-year period and renewable. The post is full-time, and the successful applicant will be expected to reside in Stockholm and be able to travel to West Africa. The salary package will be negotiated individually.
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