Climate Change and Security Programme

This position requires approximately 5 hours per week, and successful candidates will be able to make at least six months commitment to the role.
 
Please note that all research analysts are non-remunerated volunteers, giving up their time alongside their own professional/academic activity.


Position Description:

The International Counter-Terrorism Youth Network (ICTYN) is currently looking to recruit Research Analysts in a voluntary capacity for the “Anthropogenic Climate Change and Human Security” (ACCHS) project.

This role will focus on supporting ICTYN’s rapidly expanding portfolio of work on the nexus of climate change and human security, focusing on the impact of environmental and climatic mutations over intra-state endemic violence and inter-state conflicts. Building on work aimed at providing policy guidelines on how decision makers should tackle the issue in question, the successful applicants will be assigned to two different tasks based on personal preferences and professional skills:

  1. Application of the “Environmental Milieu” threat assessment model on a national and regional level to assess the impact of climatic and environmental mutation on human security based on geographical hotspots and security thresholds.
  2. Creation of a database on “Anthropogenic Climate Change and Human Security”.

This position requires approximately up to five hours per week; successful candidates will be able to make at least six months commitment to the role. Selected candidates can be offered to participate on field applications of the model based on voluntary participation and geographical location.

Tasks and Responsibilities

Successful applicants will work under the direction of the Project Manager and will be responsible for the following activities.

  1. Carrying out research and other activities in support of Anthropogenic Climate Change and Human Security programme;
  2. Supporting the development of research-related events, such as workshops, seminars and conferences;
  3. Executing and further developing research projects and collaborating with others in the team to develop new ideas; 
  4. Publishing research;
  5. Taking initiative and interest in opportunities such as interviews and literature reviews;
  6. Promoting ICTYN content;
  7. Contributing research expertise to other ICTYN research projects where appropriate.
Desired Skills and Experience
  1. Experience, interest and keen passion in analysing geopolitical and security global trends;
  2. Exposure to humanitarian and development projects, as well as disaster risk reduction, crisis management and climate change portfolios is desired, but not mandatory;
  3. Experience in communication with governments and international actors is preferred;
  4. Ability to demonstrate outstanding analytical skills and expertise, preferably in both qualitative and quantitative methodologies, on security related trends;
  5. Ability to work remotely and independently and display initiative and personal responsibility;
  6. Ability to meet deadlines and work with the project manager to adhere to a schedule;
  7. Willingness to contribute to the public understanding of your field, including through social media engagements;
  8. Well-developed interpersonal skills;
  9. Good communication skills and the ability to interact with external partners and potential sponsors;
  10. Detail oriented and prompt response to emails.
Eligibility and Selection
  1. Ideally an early career security/counter-terrorism professional or current graduate/undergraduate student in a relevant field.
  2. Position is unpaid and part-time.
  3. Candidates are not required to be ICTYN members to apply.
How to Apply

To apply, please fill the online application form or send the following materials as attachments to recruiting@ictyn.org:

  1. Resume;
  2. Writing sample of 2-3 pages (ideally related to radicalisation or terrorism).

Please, include “Research Analyst in Climate Change and Security Application” in the subject line.

All successful candidates should ideally be ready to start as soon as possible.

Please note that all research analysts are non-remunerated volunteers, giving up their time alongside their own professional/academic activity.