Job posting: Research Officer at the Centre for Public Authority and International Development (LSE)

This is a fixed term appointment for 2 years in the first instance:

http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/BHO372/research-officer/  

The Centre for Public Authority and International Development (CPAID) is a newly established School Research Centre based at LSE’s new Firoz Lalji Centre for Africa. The centre’s role is to answer critical questions that have bedevilled international engagements with fragile, conflict-affected, marginal, and impoverished places. Our fieldwork focus is orientated toward Africa, but the global challenges we address are far from regionally specific – as concerns about migration to Europe, illicit financial flows, and international terrorism underline.

CPAID is seeking to appoint a dynamic individual to the position of full-time Research Officer to start in June, 2018 to support the study and contribute to research primarily focused on public authority and inclusive growth in Africa. This post will involve undertaking field research, developing, and applying qualitative methods and administering surveys for investigating how forms of public authority coalesce to shape patterns of governance and conflict over resources across spaces and temporal scales. The position offers an opportunity for a motivated researcher to develop a research career in International Development or a related discipline, such as Anthropology, Sociology, Geography, or Political Science.

You will have completed a PhD, or be close to the completion of a PhD in Anthropology, Geography, International Development, Political Science, Political Economics, Sociology or related discipline by the start date. You will have a strong background in field research, ethnographic methods, and qualitative surveys, the ability to analyse and research complex theories, and the ability to produce independent original research to high quality journals and possess expertise on Somalia and the wider region. You will also have excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to communicate research findings effectively. You will also be able to work independently under limited supervision and prioritise work in response to deadlines.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification.

To apply for this post, please go to www.lse.ac.uk/LSEJobsIf you have any technical queries with applying on the online system, please use the “contact us” links at the bottom of the LSE Jobs page. Should you have any queries about the role, please email africacentre@lse.ac.uk  

The closing date for receipt of applications is 15th March 2018 (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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