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Program Officer / Researcher (m/w/d)

Swisspeace 3-5y Mid Level  Basel, Basel-Stadt, Schweiz 24 Jul 2019

Job Description

The swisspeace Statehood Program conducts research and implements, amongst other, projects related to local governance, mainly in the MENA and Sub-Sahara Africa region The team works in close collaboration with local partners and contributes to sustainable policies and the establishment of sustainable governance structures. It, moreover, provides training on various topics linked to state building, peacebuilding and governance for both practitioners and academics and brings together various stakeholders involved in peace processes.

Program Officer / Researcher (m/w/d)

Your tasks:

  • Provide substantive and operational support for ongoing mandates and projects related to governance, decentralisation, and peacebuilding in Syria with local and international partners
  • Contribute to research and publication activities of the Statehood program
  • Contribute to the teaching and training activities

Your profile:

  • 3-5 years of work experience in the areas of governance, state and peacebuilding. Field experience is an asset
  • Master’s degree in a relevant discipline
  • Excellent spoken and written English and Arabic (French, Spanish, or German are assets) and
  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills
  • A team player with an ability to deliver high-quality results under tight deadlines and an ability to work in a politically sensitive context
  • Availability to travel frequently, including to conflict-affected contexts

Our offer:

  • An interesting and challenging position in an attractive field of work with political relevance
  • Attractive working conditions and flexible office hours in Basel
  • A positive working atmosphere in a dynamic and international organization

Job amount: 70 – 100%
Starting date: 1 September 2019 (or by agreement)

We look forward to receiving your complete application in English, including motivation letter, CV, work certificates and diplomas by 20 August 2019.

Please send your application to jobs@swisspeace.ch mentioning ‘Program Officer/Researcher Statehood’ in the subject. More information about the Statehood Program and swisspeace can be found here.


Please don’t forget to mention politjobs.ch in your application!