Application Deadline: 30th March 2020Number of visits: 1484
The Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) invites applications from African academics and researchers to fill three vacant positions of Programme Manager in its pan-African Secretariat located in Dakar, Senegal. These are middle level positions in the Council whose recruitment is under the direction of the Executive Secretary. The successful candidates will work as members of the Secretariat under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of the Council. The successful applicants will be deployed to serve in the Research and the Training, Grants and Fellowships Programs of the Council, and also undertake inter-Program responsibilities, managing special programs in the Office of the Executive Secretary under the leadership of the Deputy Executive Secretary.
Effective 2020, CODESRIA will relaunch a number of programs that have been in abeyance including the program on Academic Freedom. The Council will also enhance its specific focus on gender and the humanities by revitalizing the gender symposium and the series of engagements around African History. Further, the Council will commence a specific Humanities project on re-imagining the Sahel that should grow into a flagship engagement of the Council in the coming years. The revitalized programs require constant engagement with the CODESRIA community, dissemination through different media, but more specifically use of web-based tools, policy advocacy and preparation of reports to partners. The program manager positions being advertised are intended to support the Council’s efforts towards implementing activities related to these programs and those applying should highlight the skills they have that would benefit successful implementation of the activities.
More information on CODESRIA and its Programs can be obtained from the Council’s website: www.codesria.org. It is CODESRIA policy to reflect the disciplinary, gender and linguistic diversity of the African social science research community in its structures. In this connection, female candidates are especially encouraged to apply for consideration for these positions.
The Position and Responsibilities
The Programme Manager will be a staff member with overall management responsibility for one or a combination of programs outlined above under the overall direction of the head of program or Deputy Executive Secretary. The program manager will also be called upon to assist other activities in the Council and offer both intellectual and administrative leadership to program assistants under him/her. Specifically, the responsibilities of the program manager will include the following:
Skills and attributes for the Program Manager.
The individuals appointed as program managers should have academic specialization in the social sciences and humanities disciplines and/or higher education studies with at least a Masters qualification. Those at advanced phase of doctoral studies will be preferable. The balance of skills for the candidates to be considered as program manager will include the following:
Conditions of Work
The work place is in Dakar, Senegal at the CODESRIA headquarters. We offer a Pan African and busy working environment; a challenging job position with the opportunity to contribute to an important agenda and develop professionally; an opportunity to shape knowledge production in Africa, including remuneration approximating in equivalent to those international organizations. Pay grading will be based on qualifications and level of experience. Start date: As soon as possible.
How to apply:
All applicants wishing to be considered for the position are required to supply the following documents:
The application letters and other supporting documents should be uploaded via this link:
Only applications received via this link will be considered. An automatic confirmation will be generated upon successful uploading of the application. Where the applicant has any additional questions, these should be sent to:
The Executive Secretary
Avenue Cheikh Anta Diop X Canal IV
P.O. Box 3304 CP 18524
All applications must be received by 30th March 2020. Any application received after this date will not be considered.