Academic Coordinator/Main Researcher, Global Center for Peace Innovation

University for Peace
  • Location
    San José, Costa Rica
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    May 05

Position description

The UPEACE Global Center for Peace Innovation is looking for an Academic Coordinator/Main Researcher to design, implement and monitor the Center’s activities from its headquarters in San Jose, Costa Rica! Are you a highly motivated individual with experience in project management, social innovation, peace-tech, and academia? Get ready to join our unique, diverse and multicultural community and contribute to the work of the University for Peace and its Global Center for Peace Innovation!

Essential Qualifications for the Position:

  • Doctoral degree in areas related to innovation and peace, and a minimum of five years of academic experience, preferably in the areas of education and innovation.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in project management leading strategic initiatives.

  • English and Spanish fluency, both written and oral, is required.


  •   Experience with design thinking, the application of technologies (peace-tech), new digital platforms and other methodologies for social innovation and


  •   Experience managing coaching incubators.

  •   Experience in marketing or sales (to attract

    doctoral and post-doctoral candidates) and to promote the activities conducted at the Global Center, raising funds, and engaging with the innovation community.

Abilities and Skills

  •   Outstanding organizational, prioritization and communication skills.

  •   Excellent time management skills.

  •   Ability to engage with a wide variety of

    stakeholders, as the job requires engaging with students, resident and visiting faculty and the management-staff of the University for Peace and the Commission for Peace, as well as with numerous guests and visitors with a very diverse international character.

  •   Capability to make recommendations on potential candidates for research scholarships and the doctoral programme.

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