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GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
Research Fellow on a research project on security sector reform in post-war societies
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies
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Sijainti: Hamburg, Saksa
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Research Fellow on a research project on security sector reform in post-war societies

The GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies / Leibniz-Institut für Globale und Regionale Studien is an independent social science research institute based in Hamburg. It analyses political, social, and economic developments in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East, and links this knowledge to questions of global significance. It combines region-specific analysis with innovative comparative research on accountability and  participation, growth and development, peace and security, and power and ideas. The GIGA seeks to appoint a

Research Fellow

for work on a research project funded by the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) on security sector reform in post-war societies (www.giga-hamburg.de/en/project/security-sector-reform-and-the-stability-of-post-war-peace). The position is set to begin as soon as possible, preferably on 1 October 2017. It is a part-time (65%) position, limited to 19 months, and the salary is commensurate with 13 TV-AVH / TVöD.

The goal of the project is to identify the conditions under which security sector reform (SSR) can lead to peace in post-war states. SSR refers to reform in the areas of the military, police, and justice system. The project uses a mixed-methods approach comprised of theory-forming case studies and theory-testing statistical analyses.

The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the project’s milestones in the area of statistical analysis of SSR in post-war states. This includes the collection of relevant data, and the further processing, analysis, and interpretation of data on the topic.

Your qualifications:

  • university degree (master’s or other graduate degree) in social or economic sciences with knowledge of quantitative social research and/or peace and conflict research
  • very good statistical knowledge, particularly R and Stata
  • familiarity with social science databases
  • very strong teamwork skills and receptiveness to feedback
  • very good presentation and communication skills
  • good German- and English-language skills
  • highly motivated, flexible, and able to work independently

Additional desired qualifications:

  • experience with the creation of social science databases
  • experience with cooperation with international partners
  • readiness to prepare a doctoral project in the area of study
  • publications in the area of peace and conflict research

The GIGA promotes gender equality and actively encourages applications from women. Among equally qualified applicants, women will receive preferential consideration in those areas in which they are underrepresented.

Please fill out the GIGA application form (found at www.giga-hamburg.de/en/vacancies) and

send in your application (reference number: GIGA-17-18) along with relevant supporting documentation (introductory cover letter, CV, diplomas/certificates, references, list of publications, statement of purpose) and (optional) a maximum of two work samples to:

Stefanie Stövesand

GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies

Neuer Jungfernstieg 21 – 20354 Hamburg – Germany

E-mail: jobs-ilas@giga-hamburg.de (e-mail applications are particularly welcome; please send no more than two separate PDF documents).

Screening of applications will begin on 14 September 2017.

For further information, please visit the GIGA homepage (www.giga-hamburg.de) or contact Dr. Sabine Kurtenbach (kurtenbach@giga-hamburg.de; Phone: +49 (0)40 42825-570).

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