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Position: Peace and Security Policy Analyst


Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of key functions: Under the direct supervision of the Director of the Peace and Security Division of the Nkafu Policy Institute the following duties shall be as follows:

  • Prepare a synthesis of the reports of the Peace and Security Division of the Nkafu Policy Institute. Identify common issues/challenges reported as well as good practices and potential areas for capacity building;
  • Carry out mediation consultancies on local, national and regional conflicts in Africa;
  • Undertake research to gather global good practices and analyses on Peace and Security Issues;
  • Undertake policy analysis tasks in the field of peace and security;
  • Write and publish articles and policy briefs and Op-Eds issues in the field of peace and security in Cameroon in particular and Africa as a whole;
  • Participate in the execution of projects in the Peace and Security Division;
  • Facilitate in training workshops and conferences related to Peace and Security issues in Africa;
  • Contribute to the development of online and onsite training modules regarding peace and security and other related issues in English and French; and
  • Organize webinars in peace and security related issues in English and French.

Functional Competencies:

  • Knowledge about international, regional and domestic peace and security challenges in Cameroon, Africa and the world;
  • Previous experience of working on projects relating to the Peace, and Security Agenda;
  • Proven research and writing skills; training/facilitation skills, and the ability to set priorities, manage time effectively, and contribute to a team environment of respect, recognition, and mutual accountability;
  • Excellent inter-personal and general communication skills;
  • Ability to work under pressure to follow deadlines and handle numerous tasks simultaneously and still deliver quality work products;
  • Strong and proven integrity, time management and work prioritization and analytical skills; Demonstrated sensitivity, discretion, tact and courtesy in relation to peace and security, development principles and projects.
  • Strong commitment to upholding the organizational values and principles of the Nkafu Policy Institute

Core values

  • IntegrityDemonstrating consistency in upholding and promoting the values of the Nkafu Policy Institute in actions and decisions;
  • Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversityAppreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
  • Ethics and ValuesPromoting Ethics and Integrity within the organization
  • Organizational Awareness: Building staff competencedeveloping and empowering People; coaching and mentoring and creating an environment of creativity and innovation
  • Team work: Building and promoting effective teams, communicating information and ideas.
  • Conflict sensitivity: Leveraging conflict in the interests of the organization & setting standards.
  • Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:  Fair and transparent decision making; risk management

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Master’s Degree in peace and security studies, political science, human rights, development cooperation, gender studies, public administration, or any other related fields with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.


  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively relevant professional working experience, in the fields of peace and security, human rights, and/or gender/women and peacebuilding 

Language Requirements:  Fluent/professional spoken and written English and French

Applications procedure:

Application Deadline: 13 May 2021

Note: Applications are only accepted through the online application portal of the Nkafu Policy Institute.

Documents to be included when submitting the application are:

  • A cover letter with a brief presentation of your experience explaining your suitability for the work;
  • An up-to-date personal CV.
  • A sample of your publication in the related field
  • A most recent 4 x 4 passport-size photo

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