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Senior Researcher, Climate Change and Risk Programme

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) is seeking an experienced Senior Researcher with a focus on conflict and peacebuilding for its Climate Change and Risk (CCR) Programme. The post provides a unique opportunity to engage with both policy and academia. The Senior Researcher will lead and develop high quality research to better understand the security implications of climate change, and opportunities for peace in regions highly exposed to climate change. This includes research on how climate-related security risks emerge, evolve, and interlink with different social, political and economic processes, including violent conflict. The cutting-edge, policy-relevant research is geared to supporting organizations’ responses to such risks. The Senior Researcher position The primary responsibility of the position is to design, lead and deliver high quality research on climate-related security risks. This includes conducting research, developing and helping others develop research ideas, managing staff and  research projects, disseminating research, partner engagement and fundraising. Within the CCR Programme, the Senior Researcher will play a critical role in maintaining the high quality and relevance of SIPRI's research, and is expected to develop their own research agenda oriented towards: • when, why and for whom climate-related security risks arise (in a specific geography/geographies) • how organizations are able to efficiently respond to risks and proactively promote peace through implementation While working independently, they will collaborate closely with the Programme Director and other researchers to carry out research including, but not limited to, climate security risk assessments, environmental peacebuilding, ecological security, food insecurity and conflict prevention. Tasks and responsibilities The Senior Researcher will collaborate to fulfil the following responsibilities: • Research, analysis, fundraising and advice: with the Programme Director, and other programmes and researchers • Fundraising: with the Programme Director, the Director of Studies for Peace and Development, other Senior Researchers and the Grants Manager • Outreach: with the Head of Communications and the Head of Editorial The main tasks are: • Leading the design and successful implementation of high quality research • Communicating research findings through peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, policy briefs and other outlets both written and oral • Preparing well-presented, effectively argued and properly budgeted research proposals to secure future funding both for their own research and for other research carried out within the programme and the Peace and Development research area • Collaborating with the Programme Director on budgeting and financial management within the CCR Programme • Collaborating on issues related to climate-related security risks with other SIPRI authors and external researchers when relevant • Networking with relevant researchers, policy makers and civil society actors in Sweden and internationally, in close collaboration with the Programme Director • Managing and mentoring junior staff, including promoting and disseminating their research • Contributing to the collective life of the Institute by participating in seminars, meetings and other activities Requirements The Senior Researcher will have profound knowledge of climate-related security risks and a commitment to policy-relevant analysis. They can work both independently and in a team, and are a born communicator. They contribute to a positive work environment and are committed to SIPRI’s values and mission. They should have as a minimum the following qualifications/experience: • A Doctoral level degree in peace and conflict research, international relations/studies, political science or a similar field, or publications to a Doctoral degree standard • At least 5 years' experience as a researcher initiating and carrying out their own research projects • A record of publications (including policy-related ones) commensurate with the length of time worked in research • Strong knowledge of issues relating to climate-related security risks, with a focus on armed conflict and peacebuilding, either more broadly or in a specific sub-area (e.g. development, migration or organizational responses) • Strong knowledge of qualitative research methods • Proven ability to work and deliver in small teams • Proven fundraising experience • Proven mastery of spoken and written English, with working proficiency in another United Nations language an advantage The following qualifications/experience are an advantage: • Strong knowledge of multilateral systems, e.g. the UN, EU, NATO or AU • Good knowledge of quantitative methods • Good knowledge of ecological security and/or food security Contract period Starting in November, the contract period will last for 2 years with the possibility of extension. The position is full time and open to all applicants globally that fit the requirements. It should be noted that the post requires that the candidate becomes a resident in Stockholm, Sweden by the time of employment. The salary package will be negotiated individually. How to apply Interested candidates should submit the following: • A one-page cover letter in English detailing your qualifications and specifying why you are applying for the position • A CV in English including your degrees, work experience, publications, language skills and contact details for two referees • Two single-authored writing samples in English (articles, book chapters or substantial pieces of writing up to 10 000 words) The application must be made via our electronic application system in the vacancies section of SIPRI’s website. Please access the form via the ‘apply’ button at the end of this page. Applications through any other external job sites are not accepted. The closing date for applications is 1 August 2024 (CET). Interviews will be held virtually. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.  For enquiries regarding the position, please contact: Dr Florian Krampe, Programme Director, Climate Change and Risk, SIPRI  The trade union contact persons at SIPRI are Pieter Wezeman for ST and Annika Salisbury for Saco-S

8 juli 2024
Sista ansökan:
1 september 2024
Research Assistant, Military Expenditure and Arms Production Programme

The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) seeks two Research Assistants in the field of armament and disarmament to support the work of the Military Expenditure and Arms Production (MILAP) Programme. Context 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's research on arms production and military spending has been at the core of the institute's work since its foundation. This work is largely based on two comprehensive and open-access databases: the Arms Industry Database and the Military Expenditure Database. These exemplify SIPRI's core values of transparency, by using only open sources that can be independently checked, and universality, by including data on almost every country in the world. Main tasks and responsibilities The Research Assistant will work under the supervision of the Programme Director of the MILAP Programme hosted within SIPRI's armament and disarmament research area. The Research Assistant will contribute to the implementation of activities related to projects in the MILAP Programme. The main tasks and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following: • Supporting the MILAP Programme's research activities, including data collection, analysis and drafting reports on military spending and the arms industry; • Identifying new potential information sources and validating them with the team; • Assisting with data launches and producing content for the SIPRI Yearbook and other projects; • Reviewing, fact-checking and proofreading research output, including Yearbook chapters and reports to external funders (where relevant and appropriate); • Supporting the team in preparing answers to requests for information or comment from the media or others (as and when requested); • Contributing to a pleasant and stimulating intellectual and work environment; and • Collaborating with others, including on research, fundraising and outreach. Requirements The Research Assistant is expected to be calm and professional under pressure, flexible, thorough and open-minded as well as a strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills, a solution-oriented attitude and a talent for multitasking. The successful candidate must have: • a university degree or degrees in disciplines and topics relevant to this post; • a strong interest in, and familiarity with, arms control, non-proliferation and disarmament issues; • an ability to work independently with strong attention to detail, effective time management and the capacity to organize and prioritize workflows; • experience of open-source information research; • fluency in English, both written and spoken, with knowledge of other languages seen as a distinct advantage (knowledge of Swedish is not required); • very good knowledge of the Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Word) along with the ability and interest to learn how to use other relevant software tools; and • a familiarity with SIPRI's research areas, with a regional focus on Europe or the Middle East seen as an advantage. Contract period and conditions Starting 1 September 2024 or as soon as possible thereafter, the contract period will initially last for two years with the possibility of extension. The post is a full-time position. The post requires that the candidate becomes a resident in Stockholm, Sweden, when employment starts. The salary package will be negotiated individually. How to apply Interested candidates should submit:  • a one-page cover letter in English detailing why you are applying for this position; • a CV in English including your degrees, work experience, publications, and language skills; and • one short writing sample in English of no more than 2500 words. Please note that candidates will be asked to provide references at a later stage. The application must be made via SIPRI's electronic application system in the vacancies section of the SIPRI website. Please access the form using the 'apply' button at the end of this page. Applications through any other external job sites will not be accepted. SIPRI is an equal opportunity employer and applications from qualified women and other underrepresented communities are strongly encouraged. The initial closing date for applications is 21 July 2024, 23:59 CET. Interviews are expected to be held in August. For enquiries regarding the position please contact  Dr Nan Tian, Senior Researcher and Director of the MILAP Programme.  The trade union contacts at SIPRI are Pieter D. Wezeman for ST and Annika Salisbury for Saco-S.

26 juni 2024
Sista ansökan:
21 juli 2024
Amanuens

Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning grundades 1971 med syftet att bedriva forskning och erbjuda utbildning inom området fred- och konfliktstudier. Institutionen är idag en ung, dynamisk och internationell arbetsplats med ca 90 medarbetare och ca 1000 studenter från hela världen. Mer om institutionens verksamhet finns på http://www.pcr.uu.se. Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) vid Uppsala universitet är världens främsta leverantör av data på organiserat våld, och programmet är en unik källa för information om konflikter världen över. Programmet har funnits på institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning sedan 1980-talet. Institutionen och UCDP söker en amanuens på 20 % från 2 september t.o.m. 31 december 2024. Arbetsuppgifter Arbetsuppgifter som en amanuens kan göra, omfattar undervisning, administration eller medverkan i forskning eller konstnärlig forskning. Arbetsuppgifter inom UCDP, kommer att vara att samla in och koda information om organiserat våld, samt uppdatera texter i programmets encyklopedi. Kvalifikationskrav För att anställas som amanuens är det ett krav att du är antagen till utbildning på grundnivå eller avancerad nivå. För denna tjänst, är även följande krav;  - Kandidatexamen i freds- och konfliktstudier - Mycket god kännedom om UCDP och dess definitioner - Dokumenterad erfarenhet av att arbeta med konfliktdata (kodning/datahantering) - Utmärkta kunskaper i engelska (skrift och tal) - Dokumenterad förmåga att arbeta självständigt - God samarbetsförmåga. Meriterande Tidigare erfarenhet att samla in konfliktdata relaterat till konflikterna i Pakistan. Om anställningen  Anställningen är tidsbegränsad enligt HF 5 kap § 12. Omfattningen är 20 %. Tillträde: 2 september 2024, eller enligt överenskommelse. Placeringsort: Uppsala. Upplysningar om anställningen lämnas av: Lotta Themnér, mailto:[email protected]. Välkommen med din ansökan senast den 9 augusti 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1908. Uppsala universitet är ett brett forskningsuniversitet med stark internationell ställning. Det yttersta målet är att bedriva utbildning och forskning av högsta kvalitet och relevans för att göra skillnad i samhället. Vår viktigaste tillgång är alla 7 600 anställda och 53 000 studenter som med nyfikenhet och engagemang gör Uppsala universitet till en av landets mest spännande arbetsplatser. Läs mer om våra förmåner och hur det är att jobba inom Uppsala universitet https://uu.se/om-uu/jobba-hos-oss/ Anställningen kan komma att säkerhetsprövas. Vid säkerhetsprövning är en förutsättning för anställning att sökande blir godkänd. Vi undanber oss erbjudanden om rekryterings- och annonseringshjälp. Ansökan tas emot i Uppsala universitets rekryteringssystem.

26 maj 2024
Sista ansökan:
9 augusti 2024
Amanuens

Institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning grundades 1971 med syftet att bedriva forskning och erbjuda utbildning inom området fred- och konfliktstudier. Institutionen är idag en ung, dynamisk och internationell arbetsplats med ca 90 medarbetare och ca 1000 studenter från hela världen. Mer om institutionens verksamhet finns på http://www.pcr.uu.se. Uppsala Conflict Data Program (UCDP) vid Uppsala universitet är världens främsta leverantör av data på organiserat våld, och programmet är en unik källa för information om konflikter världen över. Programmet har funnits på institutionen för freds- och konfliktforskning sedan 1980-talet. Institutionen och UCDP söker en amanuens på 20 % från 2 september t.o.m. 31 december 2024. Arbetsuppgifter Arbetsuppgifter som en amanuens kan ha, omfattar undervisning, administration eller medverkan i forskning eller konstnärlig forskning. Som amanuens inom UCDP, kommer du att arbeta med att samla in och koda information om organiserat våld, samt uppdatera texter i programmets encyklopedi. Kvalifikationskrav För att anställas som amanuens är det ett krav att du är antagen till utbildning på grundnivå eller avancerad nivå.  Sökande till denna tjänst, måste även ha följande: - Kandidatexamen i freds- och konfliktstudier - Mycket god kännedom om UCDP och dess definitioner - Dokumenterad erfarenhet av att arbeta med konfliktdata (kodning/datahantering) - Utmärkta kunskaper i engelska (skrift och tal) - Dokumenterad förmåga att arbeta självständigt - God samarbetsförmåga. Meriterande Tidigare erfarenhet att samla in konfliktdata relaterat till Sydostasien och Södra Afrika. Om anställningen  Anställningen är tidsbegränsad enligt HF 5 kap § 12. Omfattningen är 20 %. Tillträde: 2 september 2024, eller enligt överenskommelse. Placeringsort: Uppsala Upplysningar om anställningen lämnas av: Lotta Themnér, [email protected]. Välkommen med din ansökan senast den 9 augusti 2024, UFV-PA 2024/1907. Uppsala universitet är ett brett forskningsuniversitet med stark internationell ställning. Det yttersta målet är att bedriva utbildning och forskning av högsta kvalitet och relevans för att göra skillnad i samhället. Vår viktigaste tillgång är alla 7 600 anställda och 53 000 studenter som med nyfikenhet och engagemang gör Uppsala universitet till en av landets mest spännande arbetsplatser. Läs mer om våra förmåner och hur det är att jobba inom Uppsala universitet https://uu.se/om-uu/jobba-hos-oss/ Anställningen kan komma att säkerhetsprövas. Vid säkerhetsprövning är en förutsättning för anställning att sökande blir godkänd. Vi undanber oss erbjudanden om rekryterings- och annonseringshjälp. Ansökan tas emot i Uppsala universitets rekryteringssystem.

26 maj 2024
Sista ansökan:
9 augusti 2024