CEOBS is currently seeking to fill two UK-based research positions. The first focuses on desk-based environmental monitoring for areas affected by conflict. The second on legal and policy analysis on the protection of the environment in relation to armed conflicts. The closing date for both posts is January 6th 2019. Full details are below.

Researcher: Environmental Monitoring

The environment has long been viewed as the silent victim of armed conflicts. But new tools are now making it possible to monitor the environment throughout the cycle of conflicts, and in so doing help raise awareness of how it affects, and is in turn affected by conflicts and insecurity.

We are currently seeking a full time researcher to undertake desk-based environmental monitoring for areas affected by armed conflicts using these tools. This will require the use of a wide range of research methods and sources, from social and traditional media to remote sensing. Your outputs will be similarly diverse, from tweets, to blogs, briefings, reports and presentations, tailored for audiences ranging from the public to policy-makers and diplomats.

Contract: One year initially, full time.
Salary: £35,000
Location: West Yorkshire, UK.
Closing date: 6th January 2019.

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Researcher: Legal and policy analyst

Since 2009, renewed international attention on the state of legal protection for the environment in relation to armed conflicts has triggered a number of legal and political processes; including the topic’s adoption by the International Law Commission. Among the many themes currently under discussion is the interplay between international humanitarian, environmental and human rights law.

We are currently seeking a full time researcher and legal analyst to document and make sense of these developments, their potential impact on the practice of state and non-state actors, and to help the public and policy-makers understand how they could help minimise environmental and civilian harm from armed conflicts.

Contract: One year initially, full time.
Salary: £35,000
Location: West Yorkshire, UK.
Closing date: 6th January 2019.

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