The Institute of Statistical Social and Economic Research (ISSER) is a member of the African Research Universities Alliance Centre of Excellence in Inequality Research (ARUA-ACEIR), in partnership with the (University of Cape Town) in Southern Africa and the Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (University of Nairobi) in East Africa (https://arua-cd.org/). Recently, ARUA-ACEIR and ARUA-CD received funding from UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) for the project “Transforming Social Inequities through Inclusive Climate Action” (TSITICA) which addresses the nexus between climate change, sustainable livelihoods, poverty and inequality.
ISSER wishes to appoint a Research Officer who will work with an international team of scientists as part of a large multi-institutional project that explores the nexus between climate change, sustainable livelihoods and multidimensional poverty and inequality (MDPI) in Africa.
Qualifications, experience and skill criteria:
- A good Master’s degree, awarded within the previous four years, in the field of economics.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.
- Experience in the use of STATA, literature searches and reference management software.
- Experience in field data collection – using quantitative and/or qualitative methodologies.
- Excellent organisational capability, interpersonal abilities, and ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines.
- An enthusiasm to maintain the highest standards of intellectual rigour and objectivity
- Ability to work independently and coordinate work among the larger research team
- Interest or experience in the areas of poverty and inequality, rural livelihoods, climate vulnerability, risk and adaptation.
- Strong statistical analytical skills
- Experience working with large household data.
- Knowledge of panel data econometrics.
- An ability to work to tight deadlines and plan work accordingly as part of a team
- The position is a 24-month period with varying time commitments, subject to meeting agreed annual
targets and subject to renewal for another 12 months
Applicants should submit the following in a combined single PDF :
(i) an application letter that includes a short description of their expertise and research interests, and how these relate to the position
(ii) a CV including a publication list
(iii) copies of academic transcripts and/or certificates,
(iv) email addresses of at least two references who have been directly involved in their Masters level studies.
Applications should be emailed to: email@example.com and copy firstname.lastname@example.org by 23:59 on 11th November 2020, to guarantee consideration.
- Only eligible and complete applications will be considered by the selection committee.
- Interviews will likely take place in the week of the 16th November, 2020 and the successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible thereafter.