Seniorforsker: Risiko knyttet til klima, fred og sikkerhet

Publisert: 16. mars 2021

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is looking for a senior research fellow with a professional interest and background in climate-related peace and security risks.

The researcher will produce high-quality research and contribute to a series of fact sheets on countries on the agenda of the UN Security Council, with a focus on the indirect and non-linear causal pathways between climate change and its impacts on peace and security.

The research position is in the Climate Peace and Security Risk (CPSR) project, which is funded by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs. This project is carried out in collaboration with the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) and is aimed at backstopping the work of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry during its period as an elected member of the Security Council. The project is situated in the Peace, Conflict and Development Research Group and is carried out under the umbrella of the NUPI Center for UN and Global Governance.

The primary objective of the project is to generate reliable, relevant, timely and actionable information and analysis on climate-related peace, security and development risks relating to specific countries and regions on the UN Security Council agenda. The project will also stimulate global networking among researchers and policymakers through a series of dialogues, and it also aims to establish a Nordic and Baltic Climate, Peace and Security Network.


This is a 2-year project-based position that will start in 2021 and end in 2023.

Your role

  • Research: Undertake and publish academic research, contribute to a series of fact sheets on countries on the agenda of the UN Security Council, publish related blogs and opinion pieces and present the research at international seminars and conferences.
  • Programme coordination: Assist the project leader with coordinating, planning and reporting, including budgeting and the financial management of the project, reporting to the funder, and coordinating with global partners and regional network members. 

Your profile

  • PhD in a relevant subject, such as Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science, etc.
  • An existing publication record in climate peace and security or related fields will be an added advantage.
  • Quantitative skills and experience with managing datasets will be an added advantage.
  • Very good oral presentation and writing skills in English. Norwegian and other relevant language skills will be an advantage.
  • Professional and service-oriented with the ability to promote collaboration in an international environment.
  • High work capacity and ability to handle several tasks simultaneously.
  • Social media presence and experience with social media campaigns.
  • This post is suitable for someone early in their career. No prior work experience is required, but relevant experience will be an added advantage.

We offer

  • Employment for a period of 2 years, with the possibility of extension conditional on the successful acquisition of research project funding.
  • Working in a team of highly motivated researchers at the cutting edge of research policy impact in the context of Norway’s period as an elected member of the UN Security Council.
    • Home in one of the top research institutions in Norway, promoted to equality and offering a wide range of professional learning and capacity building opportunities, professional research report, an excellent library, and support for open access publishing.
    • Excellent working conditions in the heart of Oslo, a leading modern northern European city in environmental sustainability (the European Green Capital in 2019), architecture and the arts, and surrounded by beautiful mountains, forests and fjords.
    • Support for conference attendance and other work-related travel and bonus payments for academic publications
    • Good pension, insurance and loan schemes through membership in the Government Pension Fund.
    • The position is paid in accordance with the Government's salary regulations as senior researcher, depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate.


If you have any questions, please contact:

  • Head of Administration: Anne Kari Bråtveit Johansen, tel. +4799436762, email:
  • Project leader: Cedric de Coning, tel +4794249168, email: 

The application must contain an application letter and CV, and be sent electronically, by 6 April. Please send your application via Jobbnorge by clicking «apply for the position» on this page.

NUPI aims to have an equal gender distribution among our employees and encourage women to apply. NUPI aims, to the greatest degree possible, to have a staff that reflects societal diversity. We encourage all qualified applicants to apply, regardless of cultural background, age, disability or previous periods of leave from the workforce. NUPI will accommodate specific needs relating to disability for new hires and as needed during the interview process.