There are a number of exciting opportunities to work with GSDM, whether shorter or longer term, normally on a self-employed basis unless advertised otherwise. We consider applications, on a rolling basis, by suitably qualified persons with legal, other disciplinary, and operational expertise relevant to the achievement of GSDM’s mission and across the spectrum of services we offer. All applicants must fully respect and agree to abide by our stated values.
Currently sought areas of legal expertise include (but are not limited to): law of armed conflict, collective security, international human rights law, international refugee law, international criminal law, international development law, international maritime law, law of the sea, internet/cyber law, global health law, international disaster/disaster response law, construction/planning law; humanitarian assistance, emergency management, insurance law, aviation law, space law. International, regional and domestic law, as well as relevant multidisciplinary, perspectives are welcome.
All personal data sent to GSDM as part of a work application process (whether for self-employed or employed work) will be processed in a manner fully compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation, as specified in our 'Job Applicant Privacy Notice'.
If you are interested in joining our dynamic team, there are three types of opportunity available:
'Ad Hoc' Expert consultants
Sometimes, there is a need for short term input from subject matter experts. Normally, these experts will have completed doctoral research as a minimum and possess proven research and oral/written communication skills; they may also have extensive relevant prior expertise. Both early career and more experienced colleagues are welcome to apply. This opportunity is especially well suited to applicants interested in short term, ad hoc work, usually because they are already in part-time or full-time employment.
If you wish to be considered for inclusion in our expert consultants’ database, please send a curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages) detailing your expertise and experience of particular relevance to those aspects of GSDM’s work you are especially interested in. Your letter should also indicate your envisaged availability during the coming year. If available, you should also send up to three samples of your written work (for example, policy reports, journal articles, book chapters). Supporting references (for example, from any previous consultancy work undertaken) are also desirable where available.
Often, there is a requirement for longer term input from subject matter experts, though shorter term opportunities may be available too. Our pool of associates normally comprise colleagues who are subject matter experts in one or more fields of law governing security, conflict, emergency and/or disaster matters, though other disciplines will be considered also. This expertise may be national, regional and/or international in nature. Normally, associates will have completed doctoral research as a minimum and possess proven research and oral/written communication skills; they may also have extensive relevant prior expertise. Generally, they will undertake longer term projects, though shorter term ones may be available too.
If you wish to be considered for appointment as an associate, please send a curriculum vitae, with a covering letter (maximum 2 pages), to email@example.com, detailing your expertise and experience of particular relevance to those aspects of GSDM’s work you are especially interested in. Your letter should also indicate your envisaged availability during the coming year. If available, you should also send up to three samples of your written work (for example, policy reports, journal articles, book chapters). A minimum of two academic and/or professional references will be required prior to any appointment.
From time to time, depending on what projects GSDM is undertaking, there are opportunities for shorter term unpaid placements, and longer term paid internships. These will be advertised here as and when they become available.
Alternatively, you may apply to be put on our database so that you will be alerted as and when we are in a position to offer placements and internships. If you wish to be included on our database, please send a curriculum vitae of three pages maximum to firstname.lastname@example.org with a one page covering letter explaining why you wish to be considered for a placement or internship and what areas of our work are of particular interest to you. Normally two references will be required, one of which should be an academic reference, and the other a personal character reference making reference to GSDM’s core values..
What others say about GSDM
"The sheer precision and scope of its professional legal capacity, combined with a wide adaptability to context, makes GSDM a unique supplier of security and disaster management expertise."
Neil Barry OBE
Independent Humanitarian Adviser
"GSDM provides a distinct and vast range of professional advice and services, seamlessly integrating the critical themes of preparedness and sustainability. We at Preparedness Global are honoured to partner with GSDM."
"GSDM’s unique vision unites law and science to help transform peoples’ lives in an increasingly complex global context where climate, disaster and development challenges are interconnected. We are therefore delighted to work in partnership with GSDM to bring these new multidisciplinary interactions and perspectives in response."
Professor Rosalind Cornforth
Director, Walker Institute, University of Reading