Research Adv, Governance & Peacebuilding, Saferworld (London)

Deadline for applications: 3 December 2017
Research Advisor – Governance and Peacebuilding, Saferworld, London
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Saferworld is an independent non-governmental organisation that works to prevent violent conflict and build safer lives. We work with civil society, governments and international organisations to encourage and support effective policies and practices through advocacy, research and policy development, and through supporting the actions of others

The successful candidate will be expected to make a significant contribution to Saferworld’s understanding, strategy development and programming in relation to research quality and the interface of governance and peacebuilding. The Advisor will liaise closely with:
Saferworld’s Organisational Development Unit on the development of a learning and support agenda on governance themes with Saferworld regional programmes
Saferworld’s global policy and advocacy team on the design of research uptake and evidence-based advocacy strategies
Saferworld regional programmes regarding the design, implementation, monitoring and learning on governance and peace processes.

Specifically the post-holder will:

Contribute to or lead aspects of Saferworld’s research and policy development, and provide technical support for in-country programming
Play a key role in strategic planning, implementation and learning on Saferworld’s priorities in the areas of governance and peacebuilding
Provide advice and technical assistance to support the design and implementation of Saferworld’s research agenda, and lead the design and delivery of specific research processes

The person we are looking for will be trained in research design and delivery, including qualitative and quantitative methods, and the development of research methodologies with a particular expertise in governance/state-society relations and/or inclusive political settlements. In addition s/he will have proven experience in designing robust and rigorous research methodologies and conducting high quality social research on the above issues as well as a track record of using research to influence policy and/or practice of governments and other actors on peace, security, justice and/or governance themes.

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