Deadline for applications: January 4 2020 at noon (East African Time)Number of visits: 803
The University of Nairobi (UoN), in collaboration with Rako Research and Communication Centre (RRCC),Hargeisa, Somaliland; Rift Valley Institute (RVI), Nairobi; and the Danish Institute for International Studies(DIIS), Copenhagen, Denmark; invite interested and qualified candidates holding a graduate degree in social sciences and/or relevant disciplines to apply for a fully funded PhD position under the Diaspora Humanitarianism in Complex Crises research project.
The research project
D-Hum explores how Somali diaspora groups mobilize, channel and deliver humanitarian assistance to Somalia during complex humanitarian crises. Based on fieldwork in Somalia, Kenya and Europe, the project will examine the movements of goods, people and ideas, from crisis-affected areas, hubs for humanitarian agencies and diaspora activities, to settlement countries. Theoretically, the project will develop the concept of humanitarian infrastructures to analyze material forms of transport, communication systems and technologies as well as the institutions and social networks that facilitate the movement of support. D-Hum thereby aims at producing theoretically informed and empirically based research as well as enhancing policy development and collaboration between international humanitarian agencies and diaspora actors.
A short description of the project is attached. It can also be found at the University of Nairobi’s IDS website here https://ids.uonbi.ac.ke/index.php?q=node/31630 and the Danish Institute for International Studies’ website here https://www.diis.dk/en/activity/new-research-project-on-diaspora-groups-as-humanitarianactors
General conditions for the PhD position
Applicants are invited to develop a concept note that takes departure in one of the following questions,
with a focus on Somali diaspora humanitarianism linking Somalia, Kenya and Europe:
The concept note should be about 4-5 pages (max 2,000 words, excluding references) and outline a detailed focus for the proposed PhD project. The following details must be included:
In addition to this concept note, the application should be accompanied by the following documents:
Deadline for submitting the application is 4 January 2020 at 12 PM (East African Time). Applications should be sent by email with the subject title ‘D-Hum PhD application’ to Director IDS (firstname.lastname@example.org), cc Professor Karuti Kanyinga (email@example.com), Dr. Mohamed Aden Hassan (firstname.lastname@example.org); Mr. Mark Bradbury (email@example.com); Dr. Nauja Kleist(firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr. Peter Alexander Albrecht(email@example.com).
Information on the programme can be obtained from any of the researchers with a copy to all the researchers.
Incomplete applications will not be considered.
The assessment committee will consist of a panel of D-Hum senior researchers. All candidates will be notified. Interviews with short-listed candidates will take place in the month of January. The final selection will be undertaken by end of January 2020.
D-Hum is funded by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU) underDenmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Danida).