Researcher-Project "External Funding of Regional Organizations i - Göteborgs universitet - Skogskonsulentjobb i Göteborg
Researcher-Project "External Funding of Regional Organizations i
Göteborgs universitet / Skogskonsulentjobb / Göteborg
2018-06-28

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The School of Global Studies (SGS) at the University of Gothenburg invites applications for a position as a researcher for a period of 15 months. The position mainly involves research, but there may also be some teaching/supervision assignments (maximum 20% of full-time). The candidate will form part of a research project led by Professor Fredrik Söderbaum on "External Funding of Regional Organizations in Africa: What Works and Why?"

The School of Global Studies
The School of Global Studies at the University of Gothenburg produces top- quality research, teaching and public engagement on today's key global challenges. The staff of over 100 faculty and PhD researchers examines global questions and their governance in disciplines and areas such as peace and security, international relations, development studies, anthropology, regional studies, cultural heritage, environmental sustainability, gender, human rights and migration. These issues are explored both generally and as manifested in different regions and countries. The School's work is highly international, cross-disciplinary and policy-relevant.

Project description
The researcher will be participating in the research project "External Funding of Regional Organizations in Africa: What Works and Why?", which is led by Professor Fredrik Söderbaum and funded by the Swedish Research Council (SRC) for three years. It can be summarized as follows:

Many donors have invested enormous financial resources in strengthening the institutional and organizational capacities of intergovernmental regional organizations in Africa, such as the AU, ECOWAS, EAC, IGAD, and SADC. A fundamental problem is that there is little systematic evidence in research and policy about "what works" and "why" in the external support of regional organizations in Africa. In answering this general question the research project focuses in particular on two interacting research questions:

* What explains the large variation among donors in funding regional organizations in Africa?
* What are the effects of external funding of regional organizations in Africa - measured in terms of aid effectiveneness, performance of regional organizations and development impact?

The project adopts a comparative case study design, focusing on a selection of multilateral donors and bilateral donors in three distinct policy fields: regional economic integration, infrastructure, and transboundary water management. As a whole, the project combines qualitative and quantitative methods and sources of information in creative ways, including fieldwork at a range of sites in Africa.

Main responsibilities
The researcher will conduct research within the research project "External Funding of Regional Organizations in Africa: What Works and Why?". The researcher will have primary responsibility for quantitative analysis and the mapping of the main donors in each policy field, while also being deeply involved in field research and the more qualitatively oriented comparative case studies. Some funds are available for fieldwork and conferences, but the candidate should also seek to develop research proposals that can attract external funding.

Qualification requirements
Researchers are appointed primarily for purposes of research. Applicants are expected to hold a Swedish doctoral degree or an equivalent degree from another country at the point in time of the application deadline. Preference will be given to candidates who have been awarded the degree no more than five years before the application deadline. An older degree may be acceptable under special circumstances (such as sick leave, parental leave, clinical attachment, elected positions in trade unions, or the like).

Assessment criteria
Candidates should have experience in areas related to comparative regionalism, regional organizations (preferably in Africa) and development cooperation. Experience from developing and maintaining databases for the study of international and/or regional organizations is a merit. Candidates must also have demonstrated skills in both quantitative and qualitative research methods, and preferably mixed-methods research in the field of comparative regionalism.

Candidates are expected to publish in leading academic journals, and publication potential in the field of comparative regionalism will be a key selection criterion. Therefore, the candidate must also have demonstrated excellent skills in academic written English. Precise focus of the work to be undertaken in the research position will be negotiated. Additional merits include capacity to work in a transnational and cross-disciplinary team of researchers and to communicate research findings to wider audiences beyond academia.



How to apply
For complete announcement and information on how to apply, please https://www.gu.se/english/about_the_university/job-opportunities

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Publiceringsdatum
2018-06-28

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Göteborgs universitet

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