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Junior Research Fellow, Durban South Africa,

Based: Durban, South Africa
Closing date: 14 March 2011
Starting date: ASAP


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.

ACCORD is currently recruiting for the position of Junior Research Fellow (full-time) in its Knowledge Production Department. The Knowledge Production Department's strategic objective is to establish ACCORD as a positive and constructive learning organisation that enhances policy, research and practice in the field of conflict management. The department focuses on four key topical areas related to ACCORD's work and to conflict management in Africa: Peacemaking, Peacekeeping, Peacebuilding, and Theory and Practice of Conflict Resolution.

How to apply:

Please send your relevant English letter of motivation, CV, ten-page (single-spaced) un-edited writing sample of original research, and references with KPD-JRF-ACCORD in the subject line to: recruitment(at)accord.org.za

In an effort to build African capacity, scholars from conflict and post-conflict countries are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted.

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