Senior Researcher

Date | 02 November, 2021


– At least Master’s degree in peace and security studies, political science, international relations, law and related social science fields

– Five years experience (of working in IOs operating in Africa particularly the AU, the UN, RECs, policy research organizations, civil society organizations, or academic or media institutions)

– Knowledge of and experience of working with the African Union and other IOs operating in Africa, proven record of research and writing skills, able to work independently and in diverse settings, eager to develop expertise on African IOs and multilateral policy processes

– Knowledge of more than one AU working language is desirable

– Knowledge and experience of working on/with the AU Peace and Security Council are highly valuable

– Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal skills


– Undertake relevant research and produce regular analysis for Amani Africa’s policy research publications including its flagship publication “Insights on the PSC”

– Conceptualize, design, implement and/or oversee the implementation of the research, the technical support and training projects of Amani Africa

– Plan and implement dissemination of the research work of Amani Africa through direct communication with stakeholders, briefings and presentations

– Establish and maintain close working relationship with all stakeholders engaged in African multilateral processes particularly in relation to the AU

– Initiate and establish collaborative working relationship with various relevant partner entities including peer organizations for developing and implementing joint activities

– Initiate, plan and implement high-level policy convening on current issues of importance relating to Africa’s multilateral policy processes

– Track, document and regularly analyses the work and activities of Africa’s IOs
-Together with the program director, develop, maintain and regularly update stakeholders database and arrangements for collaborative work with partner organizations

Contract Period

– The total contract period will be one year with the possibility of extension.
Application Submission

– Interested applicants are requested to submit their CV with relevant experience and two referees to by November 17 2021. When submitting your application please indicate the exact position you are applying for.