Wednesday, June 20, 2007


JOB OPENING: Research Officers (IDS)

STEPS (Social, Technological and Environmental Pathways to Sustainability) is a new ESRC-funded research centre linking environment and technology with poverty reduction and social justice. It is hosted jointly by the Institue for Development Studies (IDS).

Research Officer - Maize (Ref 209): To work on a project tracing the political contexts of innovation pathways for maize and their implications for livelihoods and human health in Kenya. Applicants will have strong research experience in Africa, familiarity with agricultural policy debates, and be willing to conduct local-level fieldwork. A working knowledge of Swahili would be desirable.

Research Officer - Peri Urban (Ref 210): To work on understanding and promoting sustainability and social justice in the highly dynamic peri-urban areas in and around Delhi. Applicants will have a strong track record of research in South Asia, be familiar with environment/ development debates related to water, health or agriculture and be willing to undertake fieldwork in India. An ability to speak Hindi would be desirable.

Closing Date: 29 June 2007, 11:00am UK time
Interview Date: 16 or 17 July 2007


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