Organization Summary: 

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. On the research side, OEF has a mandate to develop expertise in global governance and its relationship to armed conflict, with the goal of contributing both to academic understanding and practical implementations designed to reduce conflict.

Primary Role: 

Job Type: Salaried, Exempt, Full-time

Stable Seas, a project of One Earth Future ( , seeks to eliminate the illicit maritime activities that finance and facilitate organized political violence by generating world-class maritime security research and communicating that research to transnational partners.

The Stable Seas Researcher will contribute to the continued development of Stable Seas by working with the Project Director to generate and promote the Stable Seas Maritime Security Index and other Stable Seas research products, including country and regional analyses, studies of maritime sources of rebel group finance, and other needs assessments. The Researcher may also be expected to maintain relationships with external stakeholders, present Stable Seas research internationally, and travel to the regions in which the project is active, including West Africa, southeast Asia, and the Indian Ocean basin. The Researcher will also participate in research teams consisting of interns, external contractors, and/or other Stable Seas and OEF team members.

Qualified candidates will have a graduate degree or career experience in international relations, maritime security, or a related field, in addition to at least two years of research experience. Experience with quantitative research (data collection or analysis), collaborative research projects, and/or project management is advantageous.

Reports To

Program Director, Stable Seas