Friday, May 28, 2010
EMPLOYMENT: 2 Vacancies at PLAAS: 1) Senior Researcher; 2) Information & Communication Officer
The Institute for Poverty, Land, and Agrarian Studies (South Africa) is accepting applications for 2 positions.
Senior Researcher. PLAAS has received funding towards a three-year regional research programme. The research will focus on:
- small farmers, governance of the value chains in which they participate and the wider agro-food systems of which these are part
- commercialisation pressures and competition with external investors over land and water
- the implications for rural poverty, gender equality, social differentiation and food security.
Applications are invited for this position on an initial one-year contract, which is likely to be renewed. The successful applicant will undertake field research, and will also assist with project co-ordination and management.
Information & Communication Officer. This is a one-year contract post which is likely to be renewed. The successful candidate will primarily be responsible for systems and strategies for effective communication, dissemination and information management at PLAAS. This will include the production and dissemination of publications, the effective management of the organisation’s web presence, and co-designing and implementing effective strategies for branding, publicity and public relations. The candidate will also have responsibility for the effective management of common internal information resources of PLAAS, including a CRM and an organisational knowledge base.
Deadline: June 11, 2010