Our Opportunity

The researcher role involves leading on Siren’s security sector reform research agenda. The researcher will craft high-quality research outputs vital for strategic programmatic decision-making, engagement with domestic and international policy makers and participation in professional and academic communities of practice. Additionally, s/he will facilitate capacity building in research methodologies for staff. S/he will support strengthening organizational learning, knowledge management and contribute to business development opportunities.

You Will

  • Work with the Management team to identify research opportunities from existing programme data, emerging trends from programme implementation, and contextual developments related to Security Sector Reform (SSR).
  • Lead the design, data collection, analysis and write up of Siren’s SSR programme research and evaluation agenda.
  • Draft quality and professional research products to inform programme planning, strategic decision-making, tailored to both domestic and international policy audience.
  • Work with the Management and business development team on identifying relevant forums and platforms to present research findings.
  • Plan and implement capacity building activities on research design, sampling methodologies, and data analysis techniques for programme staff.
  • Support the Management team with relevant research inputs for programme development and donor briefings.

To Be Successful in The Role You Will Need


  • Experience working on public sector, governance or rule of law projects, ideally with a strong or primary emphasis on the security sector.
  • At least 8 years’ experience commissioning and delivering research activities.
  • Master’s degree required in relevant field, or equivalent combination of education and work experience in a relevant competency area, including statistics, international development, economic, political science, a relevant social science or other.
  • Outstanding written communication skills in English, including demonstrable ability to produce high quality research and analysis.
  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with a wide range of domestic and international policy makers and public servants both verbally and in writing.
  • Proven experience in managing multiple and competing tasks while maintaining quality of deliverables within deadlines.
  • Good understanding of project cycle and results-based management.
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft suite


  • Strong written and verbal communication skills in Arabic
  • Experience using Tableau, PowerBi and other information management and visualisation tools.
  • Experience showing innovative approaches to research in complex contexts.
  • Experience with international donors, preferably USAID, FCDO, EU.

How to apply

Siren is an equal opportunity employer. At Siren we value ethics, dedication, sustainability, safeguarding, respect, and inclusion.

Are you interested to work with our dedicated team on impactful projects? We welcome applications from all qualified candidates, regardless of background. Do apply using the following link;