This role presents an exciting opportunity for a passionate undergraduate or postgraduate student to contribute to international counter-piracy policy making.
Director - Oceans Beyond Piracy
- Development and analysis of existing piracy legislation of countries in the Gulf of Guinea for the West Africa Piracy Law Database.
- Analysis of additional relevant international maritime crime legislation outlined in the Yaoundé Code of Conduct.
- Support development of a database of laws of Yaoundé Code of Conduct member states on other maritime crimes.
- Working with the legal issues surrounding Contracted Maritime Security (PMSCs), of which there is growing concern.
Additional responsibilities may include:
- Assist the Horn of Africa Project Officer in the design, implementation and maintenance of capacity building projects relating to the long term counter-piracy solutions; investigate issues of violence at sea related to maritime piracy, violence against seafarers, IUU fishing and others.
- General support to security sector reform topics on Somalia and counter-piracy; writing internal briefs related to research topics; research and analysis of international.
This position is located at the OEF central office in Broomfield, CO.
Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) was launched in 2010 with the intent to develop a response to maritime piracy through mobilizing stakeholders from the maritime community, developing public-private partnerships to promote long-term solutions at sea and ashore, and sustainable deterrence based on the rule of law. OBP believes that the answers to the piracy problem should come from within the community of stakeholders. We work with an extensive - and growing - number of experts to find a solution to piracy. Through meetings and workshops we host, our research and analysis, and our development and encouragement of new cross-sector partnerships, we support the international community in its efforts to bring an end to contemporary maritime piracy. See further information at: www.oceansbeyondpiracy.org.
OEF is a nonprofit, nongovernmental organization with a vision of developing effective systems of global governance to achieve a world beyond war, leading to our tagline “Peace Through Governance.” Central to OEF’s mission is partnering closely with the business community. As an operating foundation, OEF focuses on both researching and developing ideas, and implementing those ideas in practical projects. One Earth Future is an international, well-funded operating foundation, focusing on eliminating conflict through better global governance structures.
The ideal candidate will have a background in international law, international policy, and/or comparative politics. Specific skills and requirements include:
- Graduate student in international policy or law with demonstrated research and writing skills in both French and English.
- International experience and interest in African issues.
- Knowledge of French would be an asset.
- Proficient with Microsoft Office (especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and both uploading and editing content on websites and social networking platforms.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects and competing priorities in a fast-paced, demanding environment.
- Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule and willingness to work on different types of tasks and projects.
- A proactive approach to work.
Please send a cover letter detailing your experience and a CV or resume, to Daryn Ridenour at email@example.com, only complete applications will be considered. Please reference the job title in the subject line of your email.