The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is seeking a Senior Researcher and Programme Director for its Arms and Military Expenditure (AMEX) programme. The SIPRI AMEX programme is a part of SIPRI’s Armament and Disarmament research area. The programme collects data, maintains SIPRI’s renowned databases in the field and conducts research related to these.
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 and is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
Main tasks and responsibilities
The successful candidate will manage and develop the SIPRI AMEX programme by generating knowledge about arms production, arms transfers and military expenditure. They will oversee the SIPRI Arms Transfers Database, the SIPRI Arms Industry Database and the SIPRI Military Expenditure Database. The candidate will also conduct cutting-edge research on related topics, and disseminate research analysis, findings and recommendations in a variety of forms to SIPRI’s diverse audiences.
The main areas of responsibility are the following:
The Senior Researcher and Programme Director should be a world-class researcher on the arms industry, arms transfer and/or military expenditure issues, possess a strong track record of publications and maintain a high performance as a fundraiser. They should have the ability to respect deadlines and work within budgets. The post also requires a talent for communication and collaboration combined with the ability to manage staff. Further qualities are intellectual curiosity and an entrepreneurial spirit that can transform initial ideas into fully fledged research projects.
The successful candidate should have the following qualifications:
The position is based in Stockholm and requires willingness and availability to travel for the purposes of, inter alia, research, fundraising and disseminating research findings.
Starting from 1 January 2020. The appointment will initially be for two years, renewable. The post is full-time and the successful applicant will be expected to reside in Stockholm. The salary package will be negotiated individually.
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