Thursday, November 15, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: University of Cape Town Research Officer, Rural Women’s Action Research Project
The Rural Women’s Action Research Project (RWAR) is based in the Law, Race and Gender Research Unit at University of Cape Town’s Faculty of Law. The project is interdisciplinary in orientation and employs qualitative action research methodologies built on partnerships with rural community-based organisations and other civil society institutions. Much of their research is done to complement strategic litigation and to support advocacy concerning traditional courts, women’s rights, land rights, citizenship and the nature of living customary law.
RWAR is looking for 3 people to join a dynamic research team at the level of researcher/senior researcher. To be considered for appointment at Senior Researcher level you should preferably have a PhD (or be nearing completion) in a relevant social science discipline or law. Applicants for the position of Researcher should have a postgraduate qualification in law or a relevant social science discipline. We will also, for both positions, consider applications from candidates who have a strong track record of directly relevant experience, in community based research, advocacy and development, but do not have the necessary formal qualifications.
All applicants should ideally have:
- A record of published research in a relevant area or evidence of good research and writing skills.
- Relevant experience.
- Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills.
- Excellent research, analytical and problem solving skills.
- Experience in working with community based organisations.
Deadline: November 30, 2012