To view available EASST funding and research opportunities and learn more about grants available through EASST, go here. To view opportunities available at the Center for Effective Global Action, go here.
Other Opportunities Available to East African Researchers
1. NEW! ASAP: Policy Manager/Senior Policy Manager IPA, Kenya The (Senior) Policy Manager will lead Kenya’s policy impact strategy, focusing on creating and managing high impact policy opportunities to use evidence in decision-making. Reporting to the Country Director with dotted line functional oversight from the global policy and communications team and substantial collaboration with Kenya research teams, this position will pioneer IPA’s policy outreach and impact work in Kenya, building and deepening relationships and identifying and creating evidence-to-impact opportunities.
Click here to read about responsibilities, qualifications, and the application process.
2. NEW! Rolling basis: Post-Doctoral Fellow at APHRC: Aging and Development Unit The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub-Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to recruit a Post-Doctoral Fellow to work within its Aging and Development Unit (ADU). Major Responsibilities
Support the unit lead in the development of strategies and plans for growing ADU’s research portfolio and deepening its policy relevance
Provide oversight to the implementation of, and lead on the analysis, interpretation and reporting of data collected through the SAGE-INDEPTH wave 2 survey
Co-lead on further analysis, interpretation and reporting of data on long-term care provision and receipt in two urban slums in Nairobi
Develop reactive or speculative funding proposals – based on secondary analysis of existing survey data sets as well as primary research – to expand the Unit’s portfolio of research on better understanding (i) the relevance of older populations to the achievement of a demographic dividend in SSA countries (ii) age-based and within older population inequalities in health and well-being and (iii) realities of long-term care in SSA
Qualifications and experience
PhD in Social Gerontology, or related fields. Typically, a postdoctoral fellowship should be taken up within two years of completion of doctoral degree
Strong writing skills and good record of publications on relevant subject areas
Strong quantitative research and statistical skills
Experience of secondary data analysis and primary empirical research on issues of aging, older persons and health in sub-Saharan African settings
High levels of familiarity with a diverse set of health and social science data sets
Experience in developing proposals and attracting research grants
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3. NEW! Rolling basis: Research Assistant at APHRC, Nairobi The African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) is an international non-profit, nongovernmental organization committed to conducting high quality and policy relevant research on population, health, education and development issues facing sub Saharan Africa. APHRC seeks to fill the position of a Research Assistant in the Urban Education project within its Education and Youth Empowerment Unit (EYE).
The successful candidate must be self-motivated and flexible with ability to mobilize, manage and coordinate diverse groups of urban education stakeholders in East Africa. The position will be based in Nairobi with frequent travel to Tanzania and Uganda. The successful candidate will be working under the guidance of the project manager and the Education Working Group Coordinator. Click here for more information on duties and qualifications.
CIMMYT seeks an innovative, self-motivated, and results-oriented candidate for the position of Data Scientist (Post-Doctoral Fellow) to work on improving maize (and wheat) agri-food systems in sub-Saharan Africa and other parts of the developing world. The holder of this position should conduct and contribute to collaborative research at the nexus of agricultural research, applied micro-economic research, and geo-spatial modeling of human and biophysical systems, drawing on large amounts of data, and using a variety of machine learning and data-mining approaches. The specific research focus of this position is to better understand the opportunities for sustainable intensification in smallholder farming systems, through the use of geospatial analysis and modeling approaches. The position will contribute to a number of research activities focused on sub-Saharan Africa.
This post-doctoral fellow will work as a member of CIMMYT’s Socio-Economics Program in close collaboration with other CIMMYT programs and with public, private, local and international partners.
The position will be based at CIMMYT’s in eastern Africa (Ethiopia office, located in Addis Ababa or Kenya office, located in Nairobi). Click here for more information on specific duties and qualifications.
We invite proposals for paper presentations, workshops/interactive sessions, posters/exhibits, colloquia, innovation case studies, virtual lightning talks, or virtual posters. The conference features research addressing our annual themes and the 2019 Special Focus: "Border Crossing Narratives: Learning from the Refugee Experience."
6. NEW! May 1, 2018: Master’s in Economics Scholarship, University of Sussex The Economics Department at the University of Sussex is delighted to offer an annual Masters scholarship for suitably qualified candidates from selected sub-Saharan African countries on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc. The scholarship includes the full payment of the overseas tuition fee and a maintenance grant of £10,000, but does not include travel expenses to and from the United Kingdom. To be eligible, you must:
have completed your undergraduate degree in Africa
have been offered and accepted a place on either the Development Economics MSc or Economics MSc to start in September 2018
hold or expect to achieve the equivalent of a good, upper second class UK degree
be a national of one of the following sub-Saharan African countries:
Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe.
7. NEW! May 2-3, 2018: East Africa Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing Summit East Africa Big Data Analytics and Cloud Computing Summit was born out of a much-needed opportunity to unite the data and analytics players and potential ender users of their expertise. This was most importantly after realization that big data analytics is the future of most economic sectors and the fact that the sub- Saharan Africa have not adopted the available technology as compared to our peers in other continents.
8. NEW! May 27, 2018: Centre for the Study of African Economies (CSAE) 2019 visiting fellowship The CSAE fellowship is open to citizens of all countries in Africa, and supports a two month residency in Oxford, including flights, accommodation, and a small stipend. The residency is held during January to March 2019 so that successful applicants can work on a specific piece of work during the University term, and can attend seminars and the CSAE conference. It is expected that applicants will present a paper in the CSAE workshop series. To apply, please enter your details, a supporting statement, and references online here.
9. NEW! June 1, 2018: Call for Abstracts--Kenyan Scholars and Studies Association(KESSA) Conference The Kenya Scholars and Studies Association (KESSA) wishes to announce the Call for Abstracts for the 10th annual conference to be held at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis downtown Atlanta, GA on September 7-8, 2018. We invite proposals for paper and poster presentations, panels, and roundtables on scholarly work on/about Kenya or any other topics with application to Kenya. Proposals/abstracts from Kenyan/Kenyanist scholars of all academic persuasions are welcome.
We encourage submissions from all disciplines. All accepted abstracts will be grouped into broad categories and themes – including but not limited to: the Social Sciences; Health Sciences; Physical Sciences; Humanities and Arts; STEM, Education; Business; Law and all other fields of knowledge reflected in the submitted abstracts. Click here for more information and to submit your abstract.