The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from African scholars to fill a vacant position of Programme Officer (Research) in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. This position is categorized as belonging to the senior staff of the Council and as such is filled on the basis of an international announcement. The successful candidate will work as a member of the Secretariat under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Council.
Candidates wishing to apply for the position are requested to note the following:
The Programme Officer (Research) works under the supervision of the Senior Programme officer and of Head of Research, and has as his/her primary responsibility the day to day management of a cluster of programmes within the Research Programme of CODESRIA that may include some of the following programmes: the National Working Groups; Comparative Research Networks; Multinational Working Groups; the Academic Freedom Programme; the African Humanities Programme; the Health, Politics and Society Programme; the Programme on Children and Youth; the Economic Research Programme; the Governance Research Programme; the Emerging Powers Programme; the Lusophone Initiative; the Arabophone Initiative; and the South-South Tri-continental Collaborative Programme. The Research Programme also organizes major conferences tied to the Council’s programmes and strategy.
In addition to his/her specific responsibilities, the successful candidate will be called upon to perform the following functions: initiate, develop and, where appropriate, manage new projects and programmes; lend support for the realization of the other scientific activities of the Council; organize academic and policy meetings; promote contacts with researchers, professional associations and regional organizations; prepare research and funding proposals on themes connected to their areas of expertise as may be requested by the Executive Secretary; and where appropriate, liaise with funding organizations under the direction of the Executive Secretary.
More information on CODESRIA and its Research Programme can be obtained from the Council’s website: www.codesria.org. It is CODESRIA policy to reflect the disciplinary, gender and linguistic diversity of the African social research community in its structures. In this connection, female candidates are especially encouraged to send in their applications for consideration for this position.
Deadline: 23 October 2016