The researcher will produce high-quality research, contribute to a series of fact sheets on countries affected by climate-related peace and security risks, and assist with general project coordination.

The 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). 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 the relationship between climate change and other environmental crises and peace, security and development relating to specific countries and regions at risk. The project will also stimulate global networking among researchers and policymakers through a series of dialogues, and networking events.


This is a 1-year project-based position that will start and end in 2023. Depending on funding, the position may become a multi-year position.

Your role

  • Programme coordination: Assist the project leader with coordinating, planning and reporting, including budgeting and the financial management of the project and organising seminars and dialogue meetings with global partners and regional network members.
  • Research: Contribute to a series of fact sheets on countries and regions at risk, publish related blogs and opinion pieces, undertake and publish academic research and present at international seminars and conferences.

Your profile

  • For a senior researcher positions a PhD in a relevant subject, such as Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science, etc.
  • For a researcher position, a Masters degree in a relevant subject, such as Environmental Studies, Sustainability Studies, Peace and Conflict Studies, Security Studies, International Relations, Political Science, etc.
  • Prior education, work experience and a publication record in the area of 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, but relevant experience and a thematic fit with the project will be an advantage.

We offer

  • Employment for a period of 1 year, 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.
  • Home in one of the top research institutions in Norway, devoted 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 environment 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.
  • Salary based on qualifications, reflecting NUPI’s pay scale (salary scale 1109 senior researcher, from NOK 648.700 pr year, salary scale 1108 researcher, from NOK 501.200 pr year).


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 15 December 2022. Please send your application via Jobbnorge.

Our goal is for our workforce to reflect the diversity of the population as much as possible. We encourage qualified candidates to apply regardless of gender, cultural background, age, disability or gaps in the CV. If necessary, working conditions will be made available for persons with disabilities.

The Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI) is a leading environment for research on international issues in areas of particular relevance to Norwegian foreign policy. We communicate research-based knowledge both to the Norwegian public and to a wider international audience, with the goal of delivering excellence, relevance and high credibility in everything we do.