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Senior Researcher-ACCORD

Senior Researcher
Based:  Durban, South Africa
Closing date: 30.04.2010
Starting date: ASAP
Reference: SR-ACCORD


The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD) is a South African-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent. ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, analysis and prevention and intervenes in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.

Mission Talent Recruitment has been tasked by ACCORD with providing an exclusive search for the position of a Senior Researcher: Knowledge
Production Department.

Tasks & Responsibilities:

In order to nurture innovation and enhance the quality of ACCORDs contribution to the field of conflict resolution, the senior researcher
will build knowledge systems by developing synergies between ACCORDs
practical experiences and peace and conflict research:

  • Identifying and implementing multidisciplinary, practically-oriented research which is aligned to ACCORDs vision and mission;
  • Identifying and addressing developments and changes affecting operational plans and/or implementation;
  • Providing technical expertise to strengthen knowledge production/management internally and externally;
  • Project manage (commissioning, writing, editing, supervising) research projects;
  • Producing content and disseminating research findings, recommendations and conclusions through ACCORD publications and website, as well as
    external journals and publications.

Skills & Qualifications:

  • A relevant degree (PhD level) in peace and conflict or international affairs;
  • Advanced knowledge in the field of conflict resolution that integrates policy, practice and research;
  • Strong project management skills (people management; financial management);
  • Strong research skills and a track record of publications;
  • Experience in Africa in conflict management / human security;
  • Exceptional coordination skills, with ability to manage multiple activities concurrently by planning, problem-solving and prioritising;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in both English and French.

How to apply

Please send your relevant English CV with SR-ACCORD in the subject line to Katja:

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

For more information about ACCORD please visit
More information about Mission Talent Recruitment
can be found at

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