Research Officer: ‘The Global Governed?’: Refugees as Providers of Protection and Assistance (Ref: 127982)

Grade 7: £31,076 - £38,183 p.a.

The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) seeks a full-time qualitative Research Officer (with background in Anthropology, Sociology, or Development Studies) to work as part of an inter-disciplinary research team. The Research Officer must have extensive qualitative fieldwork experience and be comfortable being based in East Africa for an extended period of time, with fieldwork undertaken over two five-month periods. The post is tenable until 30 September 2018, and is to start as soon as possible. 

The successful candidate will have a doctorate in Anthropology, Sociology, or Development Studies; significant experience of independent research in developing countries, with a focus on Africa (preferably East Africa); proven ability to conduct and coordinate ethnography, focus group discussions, and in-depth qualitative interviews in challenging field locations; a track record of publishing excellent research in their subject area; proven ability to work in an inter-disciplinary team and engage in collaborative research; and excellent written and verbal communication skills in English.  Experience in oral history and documentary filmmaking and fluency/strong proficiency in Somali, Arabic, French and/or Kiswahili is highly preferred.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. 

Only applications received before 12 noon (UK Time) on Monday 24 April 2017 can be considered.