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Tuesday, February 8, 2022

●    Desired starting date: immediate
●    Duration: A full-time permanent contract
●    Experience: PhD or Master’s degree with 5 years of experience 
●    Language requirements: French and English fluency, Arabic desirable
●    Organization: Policy Center for the New South 
●    Location: Rabat, Morocco


About PCNS:
The Policy Center for the New South (PCNS) is a Moroccan think tank aiming to contribute to the improvement of economic and social public policies that challenge Morocco and the rest of Africa as integral parts of the global South. It advocates for an open, accountable, and enterprising “new South” that defines its own narratives and mental maps around the Mediterranean and South Atlantic basins as part of a forward-looking relationship with the rest of the world. Through its analytical endeavors, the think tank aims to support the development of public policies in Africa and give the floor to experts from the South. Ultimately, with an approach focused on dialogue and partnership, the PCNS aims to cultivate African expertise and excellence for the holistic analysis of African and global challenges and identify appropriate solutions.
The Department of International Relations of the PCNS examines key geopolitical and global governance challenges and opportunities, with a focus on Africa, in order to provide evidence-based policy analysis and recommendations. Through our events, research and publications, we aim to stimulate an understanding of contemporary international relations at a time of global political instability and threats to international security. To achieve this, we draw on a global network of senior fellows, experts from government, civil society, academics, the research community, and business leaders. Key studies include contemporary international relations, global geopolitical balances, North-South relations, South-South Cooperation, International Law, Africa’s place in the international system, the Moroccan foreign policy, and the regional environment of Morocco. 

About the candidate:
The Department of International Relations is looking for one highly qualified International Relations Specialist specialized in Security and Defense. The International Relations Specialist: Security and Defense works on the key challenges of security and defense stakes, with a special focus on the new form on the new forms of threats to peace and international security, by the delivering of strategic insight and the elaboration of sustainable policy solutions focused on the theory and practice of international security studies. The successful candidate is highly motivated, accomplished, and numerate and will work in a team with other IR researchers and report to the head of Department. The role involves close contact with Senior Fellows and experts, policymakers, and the research community.   
About the mission:         
The International Relations Specialist – Security and Defense will work on various PCNS operations and analytical activities. Specific assignments may be decided in dialogue with the Research Department of International Relations and will be based on priority needs.
As part of advancing security/defense analytical work, the IR specialist will undertake some of the following: 
•    Analyzing and contextualizing global and domestic security threats/Examining defense and security issues within a problem-solving framework,
•    Conducting risk/vulnerability assessments, with responsibility for the execution of strategic initiatives in accordance with the charter of the PCNS and based on a detailed knowledge of international relations dynamics, 
•    Developing a strong ability to navigate and collaborate with an ecosystem of external analysts/specialists, political risk firms, and think tanks, 
•    Contributing to analytical work produced by experts, the blog, and internal and external publications, 
•    As necessary, representing the PCNS at events/seminars…, 
As part of contributing to the general operation of the PCNS, the IR Specialist – Security and Defense will undertake some of the following: 
•    The implementation of strategically sound analytical methodologies 
•    The coaching of less-experienced team members to improve their skills in research, analysis, data analytics, and visualization,  
•    The reviewing of the work of colleagues and following their skill development/serving as a mentor for other analysts and specialists, 
•    The contribution to other operational activities of the PCNS, in collaboration with other departments. 
Candidate’s profile:
•    PhD or Master with 5 years of experience in Security studies, Defense studies, or in International Relations, 
•    Relevant work experience in research, 
•    Fluency in French and English language (reading, speaking, listening and writing) is required, with proven ability to explain complex concepts in a crisp, clear, concise and graphic-rich style, 
•    Advanced skills in Word, Excel and PowerPoint, 
•    Collaborative and able to work well both as part of a team and independently in a multicultural environment, 
•    Being flexible to work on several projects at the same time, 
Our offer:
•    Contract Duration: A full-time permanent contract, 
•    A competitive salary package including social benefits, 
•    A passionate, dynamic, multilingual and multidisciplinary team that takes on daily challenges,
•    A corporate culture based on strong values such as integrity, innovation, leadership, and trust, 
•    At PCNS, we don’t only offer you a position, we offer you a career. We are committed to supporting you in your career path through real training opportunities.  


Given the volume of applications received, only short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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