Application Deadline: 28th February 2017

Application link: https://goo.gl/bz6lJe

The International Youth Action Against Terrorism, now under the Common Ground Centre is inviting applications for the newly set up CVE Center for Youth Dialogues (Kenya) for the calendar year of 2017. We are interested in attracting outstanding university students with strong research backgrounds to be engaged as Research Fellows in research projects that are relevant to the goals set on countering violent extremism in Kenya in 2017, building on the previous years.

The CVE Centre for Youth Dialogue (Kenya) is a membership based research and capacity building project to establish new levels of transparency for university students’-related CVE strategies in Kenya, and elevate the accountability of NGOs and CSOs to help ensure time and resource commitments are made responsibly and deliver shared value.

The CVE Centre for Youth Dialogues (Kenya) shall select 15 most qualified individuals from 15 different higher learning institutions spread across Kenya to serve as research fellows for the 5 months’ period, divided into three working groups of 5 individuals each. The successful applicants shall be expected to participate in the research life and cycle assigned to their respective working group.

Kenyan university students  in the humanities, Law, and the social sciences are highly encouraged to apply.

Decisions are expected in March 2017

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA

  • Kenyan nationals;
  • Aged between 18 – 30 years;
  • Academic research backbground (with proof);
  • Interest in countering extremism; active in their local communities having launched, or become very engaged with, projects/initiatives to prevent and counter violent extremism;
  • Experience in this area, with a good knowledge of actors and organizations in their own communities who also work to counter and prevent extremism;
  • Digitally savvy and active on social media;
  • Willing and able to work individually and as part of a team; able to work remotely with others.

HOW TO APPLY

Prospective applicants should submit their applications online at the link: https://goo.gl/iHOyul

 

 ABOUT COMMON GROUND CENTRE

Common Ground Centre is registered in Kenya as an independent research and outreach institute, with particular focus on the development of context-based functional responses to the different forms of challenges of reciprocal conflicts, violent extremism and public diplomacy.

The CGC team has extensive knowledge and experience from a wide range of countries in the Middle and Near East, North Africa and East Africa where we have previously worked with higher learning institutions, foreign diplomatic missions, government ministries and agencies in diverse calls for creative responses. Within these working environments, the CGC team demonstrated the ability to focus on drawing attention to the importance of diversity and establishing common intercultural/interreligious linkage points as a starting point for collaborative action.

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