Senior Researcher Migration and Mobility | Nordic Africa Institute
We are looking for a senior researcher in the area of migration and mobility who has a wide network with other African scholars and research organisations working on Africa, particularly in Africa and the Nordic countries.
About the Nordic Africa Institute
The Nordic Africa Institute (NAI) is a Swedish government agency and has a unique mandate to produce research and inform policy which is relevant to support development in Africa. We intend to develop our role further as the Nordic hub for Africa focused research, documentation and policy advice and we are therefore looking for an experienced researcher who is enthusiastic about contributing to NAI’s research and policy work in the coming years.
The Institute has since its establishment in 1962 been an important research, documentation and information centre on modern Africa in the Nordic countries. NAI is jointly financed by the governments of Sweden, Finland and Iceland, and promotes research on and knowledge of contemporary Africa in the Nordic countries, as well as cooperation between mainly African and Nordic researchers. The Institute also disseminates information on current African issues, through publications, seminars, conferences and various policy-related activities.
Providing and supporting in-depth knowledge generation based on the voices of Africans, is fundamental to contribute to more resilient societies and achieving Agenda 2030 on the continent. We are a value-based organisation and believe that you are a person who actively shares your knowledge and are open to do systematic trend analyses beyond your field of expertise.
We are looking for a senior researcher in the area of migration and mobility who has a wide network with other African scholars and research organisations working on Africa, particularly in Africa and the Nordic countries. As an applicant you should have experience from working in an interdisciplinary environment and from translating knowledge and research into policy relevant messages and policy engagement. Strong communication skills and experience from working with stakeholders such as government, policy, academia, public agencies, think tanks, civil society, and inter-governmental organisations are highly valuable for this position.
NAI offers a stimulating intellectual environment, an interdisciplinary research orientation, a team of international researchers from different social and scientific backgrounds, and a library with modern facilities. In addition, the Institute is linked to an extensive networks of research institutions in Africa and the Nordic countries.
Senior researchers at the Institute are expected to initiate new research projects and lead the execution of research projects/programmes. They are expected to work in an interdisciplinary environment and systematically share analyses with colleagues and stakeholders. Researchers are also expected to engage in other activities of the institute such as policy dialogues, media engagements, dissemination activities, planning and organising research seminars and conferences, scholarship programmes etc. within their areas of specialization and expertise. Researchers should be able to participate actively in the preparation of research projects/programmes, review of different applications within the area of research. Other tasks and assignments may include planning, facilitating academic networking and dissemination of research findings. In addition, senior researchers will carry out other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Research.
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Deadline for application: 14 August 2020.