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Located in Kabul, Afghanistan, CAPS is an independent, research centre that strives to conduct action-oriented research which will influence policy-makers. It works diligently towards building local capacity to produce conflict and threat assessments that will influence the safety and security of the people serving the governments, and international aid organizations.
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May 23, 2012

Centre for Conflict and Peace Studies (CAPS)

Darul Aman Main Road
House No: 577
Street No: 09
Phase No: 06
Kate Sae
Kabul, Afghanistan

Senior Researcher/Analyst

1 year (Open for renewal at end of 1st year)

Email CV and Cover letter to

Closing date of applications:
May 31, 2012

Job Description:


1.   Research, analysis and report writing
2.   Conduct empirical, field based and secondary research on various issues effecting
3.   Management:
4.   Recruitment and mentoring of new analysts


A.   Develop and implement a strategy for fundraising
B.   Key tasks include creating and refining research methodology; undertaking
      secondary research,primary field research; data analysis; writing and editing weekly
      political and security assessments; making presentations of the findings; and other
      research support as required;
C.   Represent CAPS in international conferences and seminars
D.   Represent CAPS at relevant meetings with external stakeholders (Government
      Agencies, Tribal Leaders, UN and affiliated agencies, Donors, NGOs, Academia,
      Media, among others) and in
      national/international conferences;
E.   Traveling to provinces as and when required, security permitting

F.   Assist the management in recruitment and mentoring of new analysts/researchers;


G.  Post-holder may occasionally be called on for other duties as assigned

•   Project based deliverables  


Master’s Degree in social sciences; political science, international relations, security studies,
international development, economics, law, business, mass communication, and other
relevant disciplines.      

At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in social sciences research, in particular, political and security research and analysis. Other experiences relevant to this work are policy analysis, teaching/training, advocacy and writing.  Field Experience is an advantage.

Experience in drafting high quality analytical products, assessments and reports is desirable.

Field experience will be considered as an asset to this position.


• Critical thinking
• Analytical reasoning
• Communication Skills
• Problem solving skills
• Results orientation
• Continuous learning
• Strategic thinking
• Team orientation

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