Project Assistant - Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project

PERIOD OF CONTRACT: asap, until December 31st 2022, renewable
ACTIVITY RATE: 80 to 100 %


General description of the position

The Small Arms Survey—a global centre of excellence whose mandate is to generate evidence-based, impartial, and policy-relevant knowledge on all aspects of small arms and armed violence—is seeking a project assistant to be based in its Geneva offices to work on the Small Arms Survey’s Security Assessment in North Africa (SANA) project.


Mission and activities

  • Perform desk-based research tasks related to North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Review the project’s English and Arabic publications, and supervise the process of translating, proofreading, reviewing and designing of the Arabic-language publications;
  • Conduct and co-facilitate outreach activities in Geneva and in the region;
  • Help in coordinating and facilitating meetings and workshops in the above-mention regions;
  • Undertake other project coordination and administrative tasks as required by the supervisor and project coordinator.


Candidate's profile

  • A university graduate degree in international relations, political science, conflict or security studies, or other related areas;
  • Interest and familiarity in security issues in North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Strong analytical, writing, presentation, interpersonal, and monitoring/research skill;
  • Excellent English and Arabic language skills, French language is a key asset;
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team and meet deadlines under pressure;
  • Ability to travel to North Africa, Sahel-Sahara, and the Middle East;
  • Have a valid Swiss work permit.




For more information, candidates are encouraged to consult the Institute's and the Small Arms Survey’s website : and

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