Democracy in Africa Post-Doc

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Please see below for the post-doc opportunity starting next year with our co-editor, Dr Nic Cheeseman. 

Postdoctoral Fellow in the Political Economy of Democracy Promotion (The Westminster Foundation for Democracy Project)

The Department of Politics and International Relations, Manor Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,434 p.a.

The Department of Politics and International Relations is looking for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Political Economy of Democracy Promotion to work with Dr Nic Cheeseman on an exciting new project with The Westminster Foundation for Democracy (WFD). The aim of the research programme is to look at the ‘The Political Economy of Democracy Promotion.’ This will produce policy-relevant outputs that will be used to inform WFD programming and shared with the democracy assistance community more broadly. The postdoctoral fellow will play an important role within this research-policy nexus, leading the drafting of policy papers and publications.

The role of the postdoctoral research fellow will be to take a lead in the drafting of policy papers and publications based on engagement with the WFD and the material that it has collected on its activities and interventions over the last 5 years. The postdoctoral research fellow will also provide research and organisational support for WFD’s role as the secretariat to the Westminster Community of Practice, a network recently set up to facilitate the collective engagement among researchers and practitioners necessary to raise the profile of parliamentary strengthening among donors and to generate a solid evidence base on which future programming decisions can be taken.

The successful candidate will be able to undertake research at an advanced level and have attained a strong, first degree in a related area.

This post is based on a full time fixed-term contract terms and is required over the course of 12 months, starting on 1 December 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Working hours are flexible but on average the Research Fellow will work 37.5 hours per week.

To apply for this role and for further details, please follow the link below.

The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on 15 October 2015. Applications received after the closing date cannot be considered.
Contact Person : Personnel Office Vacancy ID : 119522
Contact Phone : 01865 185956 and 01865 288566 Closing Date : 15-Oct-2015
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