InclusivePeace is looking for a peace researcher with a sharp analytical mind who is interested in an exciting alternative to a traditional university academic career, applying high-level research skills to the fast-paced challenge of supporting peace processes worldwide. InclusivePeace is an association constituted under Swiss law headquartered in Geneva with a global focus and reach, strong oversight and governance, and a lean, flexible, and decentralised operational structure. Our three main areas of work are: in-country process support; as a knowledge, reflection, and partnership hub; and policy work. We collaborate with strategic and operational partners engaged in mediation, peacebuilding, human rights, women’s rights and gender mainstreaming, development, and humanitarian action.
Research, writing and coordination
- Take part in the development and adaptation of existing and new analytical frameworks to further InclusivePeace’s knowledge base.
- Develop and author research reports, policy briefs and other documents for publication or dissemination.
- Take part in research projects, in particular coordinate case study authors and manage smaller research projects.
- Represent research findings to relevant policy makers and practitioners with the aim of informing policy and practice.
- Disseminate the results of research at conferences, through peer reviewed channels, the media, and public and closed-door events and meetings.
Data and research knowledge management
- Manage InclusivePeace’s library of qualitative case studies, primary and secondary sources.
- Assist team members with queries related to this data using qualitative research software and other means.
Peace process support
- The researcher will assist with peace process support initiatives.
- Develop and author evidence-based research papers for use in policy and practise of ongoing peace processes.
- Support other InclusivePeace team members who give advice in peace processes with a stand-by research expertise.
- Prepare and deliver evidence-based advice and training to audiences including: civil society, governments, armed groups, international organizations.
- This may include international travel.
The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:
- MA in peace and conflict studies or international relations/political science with a focus on peace and conflict studies or a related field.
- Exposure to, and in-depth analytical understanding of, at least one peace process or
- high-level political negotiation process.
- Proven exceptional analytical skills.
- Experience and passion in applying and developing analytical frameworks.
- In-depth knowledge of the qualitative peacebuilding and mediation literature.
- Familiarity with qualitative methodologies including: organization and maintenance of data including qualitative software, conduct of interviews, case study analysis, etc.
- Basic knowledge of quantitative analysis.
- Proficiency in English.
- Demonstrated top-level writing skills.
- Experience with translational research – writing of policy and practice-oriented briefing notes.
- Location of remote work: CET +/- 3 hours.
The following qualifications are highly preferred:
- Work experience in or around peace processes or political transitions, ideally with a mediation/peace process support organization or think tank.
- Fluency with quantitative methodologies.
- Proficiency in languages other than English.
- Proficiency in research and analysis related software such as R, SPSS, STATA, NVIVO, ATLAS-ti, any other CCM/QCA software.