Research Associate in Regional and National Policy Processes in Africa

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United Kingdom
£33,797 - £38,017
Dec 26, 2020
Jan 25, 2021
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
The role

The Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) is seeking to recruit a 1.0 FTE Research Associate to support a PARC-APHRC-UNFPA-Sida co-funded project on ' Regional mechanisms and national policy change in Africa'.

What will you be doing?

Based at the School for Policy Studies / School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) and spending periods of time at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, you will work with co-PIs Professor Isabella Aboderin (University of Bristol), and Dr. Claudious Chikozho (APHRC), to develop research that aims to generate a coherent body of empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives to advance:

a) The effectiveness of research and civil society partnerships and engagement with continental, regional and national level policy mechanisms to yield positive action and change at local levels; and

b) Global and Africa-specific scientific debates on public policy processes and governance and political economy of care, SRHR and WASH.

This position will involve, among other roles:

1) Investigating key factors and dynamics that have so far constrained the translation into national policy and programming of key continental or (sub)regional policy frameworks and commitments collectively articulated by African governments on: the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people and women and the provisioning of long-term care (LTC) for older adults.

2) Identifying approaches and evidence needed to promote such domestication across substantive areas

You should apply if

You have excellent written and verbal communication in English, the ability to collaborate, work as a team and seek advice when needed, and to engage in writing and face-to-face with academics, external partners, and public audiences.

A PhD in a field relevant to the research project, either completed or pending post-viva corrections. Experience in Doctoral-level research in a relevant research area/discipline, expertise in long-term care, SRHR, or WASH, expertise in qualitative and quantitative methods, the ability to engage in and contribute to interdisciplinary academic working, to manage administrative tasks for the project, meet deadlines, manage competing priorities and solve problems.

Prior experience of research and stakeholder engagement in sub-Saharan Africa is desirable, as is experience in managing project budgets, and a record of research publications appropriate for your career stage.

We particularly encourage applications from African researchers in Africa or her diaspora.

We welcome applications from all members of our community and are particularly encouraging those from diverse groups, such as members of the LGBT+ and BAME communities, to join us.

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