Opportunity: Intern At The Institute For Security Studies, Addis Ababa If you're bilingual in French and English, with a wide knowledge of security issues in Africa and a master's degree in the social sciences or law, ISS Africa wants you!

Opportunity: Intern At The Institute For Security Studies, Addis Ababa

Published on Mon, Jul 22 2013 by Web Master
Located in Addis Ababa, the African Centre for Peace and Security Training (ACPST) is mandated to enhance the ability of practitioners to make and implement policies that improve human security in Africa primarily through short courses and workshops. The Institute for Security Studies (ISS) created the centre in 2011 with support from the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, and it offers short courses on a wide range of human security issues in either French or English to practitioners working on human security concerns in Africa.
In a bid to improve the efficiency of the centre and also pass on valuable skills in the areas of training on human security issues to young professionals, the centre seeks to recruit an intern to be based in the ISS Addis Ababa office. The intern will report to the head of the ACPST.
Intern's Duties:
  • Running courses and workshops: researching and designing courses; collating and vetting applications; preparing and collating course materials; arranging travel and accommodation for participants; and monitoring and evaluating courses.
  • Website upkeep: collating and adding materials to the ACPST website; registering members; and updating the ACPST alumni and experts databases.
  • Outreach: designing and distributing bulletins, brochures and other marketing materials.
To be considered for the role, applicants must:
  • Hold a master’s degree in the social scienes or law and be at the beginning of their career. Holders of degrees in other fields that can demonstrate the relevance of their discipline and training to the work of the ACPST will also be considered.
  • Have a broad understanding of human security issues across the African continent.
  • Be bilingual in English and French with fluency in one and working knowledge of the other.
  • Have some knowledge of website management and the use of social media.
  • Be very comfortable operating in a multicultural environment.
A monthly stipend will be provided. The length of the internship will be for an initial period of six months with a possibility of extension for an additional six-month period depending on the performance of the intern and availability of future funding.
Send letter of application along with a CV (including the names and addresses of three referees) to Ms Yemissrach Tadesse via addisjobs@issafrica.orgc on/before July 31, 2013.
All the best!

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