Opportunities

An exciting opportunity is now available to be involved in a major new collaborative international research project focused on lives at the urban periphery in three African cities: Addis Ababa, Johannesburg and Durban.

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The Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) is seeking to recruit two land and natural resources experts to work on African contexts.

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We are delighted to invite applications for an one-year postdoctoral fellowship within the Consuming Urban Poverty project, hosted by the University of Cape Town.

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IIED is inviting proposals for original research that improves understanding of how to promote the protection of particularly vulnerable groups in the context of urban humanitarian crises and responses. The closing date is 29 February 2016.

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UN-Habitat has invited students or recent graudates to apply for an internship position in their Housing and Slum Upgrading Branch.

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UN-Habitat in collaboration with the Kenyan Ministry of Land, Housing & Urban Development (Urban Development Department) is looking for creative planning and design ideas for sustainable urban development in Kenya.

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As part of De Montfort University's VC2020 lectureship programme, the Department of Politics and Public Policy is looking to appoint an outstanding early career researcher to a lectureship in public policy, with a specialism in urban studies.

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The University of the Witwatersrand (Johannesburg, South Africa) has advertised Researcher/Senior Researcher positions to work on the theme of urban spatial change.

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Contribute to Amplify's Urban Resilience Challenge to help urban slum communities become more resilient to the effects of climate change.

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Cities Alliance has issued a request for proposals for a research project on 'The role of the informal economy in city growth in the context of Uganda'.

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The Centre for Urban Research (CUR) at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) seeks highly capable scholars to undertake PhD studies on urban issues.

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The DPU is looking for a Research Assistant to support Dr Cassidy Johnson and Dr Colin Marx, co-investigators in the research project entitled 'Reducing Relocation Risk'. The project is funded by the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN). DPU is the lead institution on the project and the project partners are Indian Institute for Human Settlements (IIHS), India, the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO), Costa Rica and Makerere University, Uganda.

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The City of Kigali is seeking to a highly qualified and experienced expert planner for the position of project coordinator for the Kigali Urban Development Project.

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The MSc Integrated Urbanism and Sustainable Design is a double-degree master's program jointly organized by the University of Stuttgart and Ain Shams University in Cairo with one year in Stuttgart University and another year at Ain Shams University in Cairo.

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The African urban knowledge portal UrbanAfrica.Net is seeking contributors for its Urban Voices blog series.

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The global advocacy network Women in Informal Employment: Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) is looking to hire two programme directors in early 2016.

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The National Research Foundation (NRF) of South Africa and the Department of Science and Technology (DST), in partnership with the World Academy of Sciences (TWAS), have partnered to pursue the goal of advancement of science in developing countries through the establishment of the NRF-TWAS Postdoctoral Fellowship funding instrument.

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The Department of Geography at the University of Manchester is pleased to announce a PhD studentship for the research grant 'Turning livelihoods to rubbish? Assessing the impacts of formalization and technologization of waste management on the urban poor'.

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The Gauteng City-Region Observatory (GCRO) - a partnership between the University of Johannesburg, the University of the Witwatersrand, the Gauteng Provincial Government and organised local government - is seeking to appoint a high calibre leader for the position of Executive Director.

 

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The African Climate Development Initiative (ACDI) invites applications for 2 scholarships that are available to fund the completion of the MSc/MPhil degree specializing in Climate Change and Sustainable Development at the University of Cape Town in 2016.

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