|Consultancy , Non-Resident
|January 1, 2023
The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies is currently accepting applications for Non-Resident Fellowships.
As a Non-Resident Fellow, you’ll be a part of the Sana’a Center’s network of experts; you will contribute to our in-house knowledge production and advance the Center’s presence in policy circles and/or research institutions.
Our team is dynamic, highly mobile, and multilingual, with diverse backgrounds and expertise. Our main office is in Yemen, while most of our team works remotely from locations within Yemen and across the world. You will receive visibility on your publications, which will be published in English and Arabic and circulated widely in our media and policy circles. You’ll gain access to our research resources and access to Yemeni policymakers as well as our researchers and experts.
The Sana’a Center is especially interested in scholars and experts focusing on the following thematic areas (knowledge on the Yemen context is a plus):
- Water management, climate change, and environmental justice
- Gender inclusion, particularly related to peace processes
- Economics, particularly related to at least one of the following fields: agriculture, natural resources, monetary policy, fiscal policy, public finance, local economies, or energy
- Transitional justice
- Peace and conflict resolution
- International aid and the triple nexus approach
Duties and Responsibilities:
- Contribute to Sana’a Center publications in the form of policy analysis, commentaries, or policy papers, and act as a peer-reviewer in papers relevant to your area of expertise; this would involve producing at least one policy paper per year or 3 commentaries/analysis pieces.
- Convene or attend Sana’a Center seminars and public talks; at least 1 per year.
- Represent the Sana’a Center in international conferences and public seminars.
- Upon request, attend meetings and briefing sessions with international stakeholders in Europe, the US, and/or regional countries.
- Advise on program design relevant to their area/s of expertise.
- Provide general ad hoc support to the Sana’a Center as needed; this could include connecting the Center with policy actors and/or scholars, helping advance our research methods, and supporting fundraising efforts.
- Respond to media queries when available and interested, for which the second Party will be cited as a Non-Resident Fellow for the Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies.
Qualification and Skills:
- An advanced degree in political science, international development, economics, public policy, climate change, environment, gender studies, international law, or another relevant field.
- At least one year of experience in policy analysis
- A proven track record of producing published work.
- A good understanding of Yemen’s social, political, and/or economic context.
- Reports to: Research Director
- Contract type: Consultancy – paid on a per-publication basis or an hourly rate for other types of work
- Duration: 12 months, subject to renewal
- Location: Remote
- Joining date: As soon as possible
The Sana’a Center for Strategic Studies
Founded in 2014, the Sana’a Center is one of the few independent research centers that has continued to operate in Yemen throughout the ongoing conflict. While the Center maintains cordial relations with all key stakeholders, it has remained fiercely unaligned with any of the belligerent parties. The Sana’a Center has thus maintained a unique position and the ability to work throughout Yemen and beyond.
The Center maintains a strong network across Yemen with access to key political, military and security figures, tribal leaders, the financial sector, economists, journalists, humanitarian actors, civil society, and other important stakeholders. The Center has also established a broad network and presence within the international community, connecting it to international organizations, diplomatic circles, regional and international policymakers, research centers and global forums.
The Sana’a Center’s reports and researchers are widely quoted in local, regional, and international media outlets, while the analysis of the Center’s experts is regularly sought out by local and international stakeholders.