The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program (NextGen) are funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York and support independent research by African scholars and practitioners in the fields of peacebuilding, security, development, and related areas through fellowships, grants, publications, and public engagement. The APN focuses on conflict-affected countries and neighboring regions of the continent and the integration of African peacebuilding knowledge into global policy communities. The APN facilitates research projects and networking activities involving African academics, policy analysts, and practitioners working on peacebuilding issues by offering competitive research grants and other forms of targeted support. The NextGen program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development of early-career faculty in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. The program assists fellows in developing research opportunities and skills, obtaining doctoral degrees, and participating in robust research communities.
Reporting to the Director of the two programs and helping to supervise staff members, the PO will be responsible for a range of programmatic activities. This includes participating in the oversight of the application, review, and selection processes of APN and NextGen competitions and design and implementation of workshops and other events. In addition, the PO will support networking and outreach activities of the cohorts of both programs including assisting with communications activities and playing a central editorial and managerial role in the programs’ digital platforms (e.g., the APN’s forum, Kujenga Amani).
Terms, Salary and Benefits
Annual salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive benefits include health, dental, vision, disability, life, and gym reimbursement; professional development funds; outstanding pension plan and tax savings programs; generous vacation and sick leave; and more.
This position begins as soon as possible, preferably before December 2018. Applications should be received by August 31 for priority consideration. Applications will be reviewed until the position has been filled.
To apply, send a detailed letter of application, curriculum vitae, and writing sample to: https://grnh.se/3a04bea32
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