The African Cities Research Consortium (ACRC) is looking to appoint a talented and enthusiastic research associate, based in the Global Development Institute at The University of Manchester.

A £32.1 million FCDO-funded programme, ACRC aims to generate new evidence and approaches to catalyse integrated, sustainable and inclusive approaches to urban development in Africa. This post offers the opportunity for an early career researcher to make a significant contribution to the work of our exciting international research programme, conducting policy-oriented research to tackle complex problems in some of Africa’s fastest growing urban areas.

The research associate will play a key role in supporting the content development of ACRC’s database of urban reform initiatives in African cities. This will involve working closely with collaborators across our extensive network to drive forward the process of identifying and capturing relevant case studies for this online knowledge and learning platform. The role will also provide the opportunity to work on broader aspects of ACRC, supporting the programme directors with a variety of research tasks.

We welcome applications from candidates with a PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant subject and research experience relating to urban reform in African cities. Crucially, we’re looking for someone who is dynamic and motivated, with excellent interpersonal skills, along with experience of working with a range of stakeholders from different countries.

To find out more and apply, please see the full listing via The University of Manchester’s job portal.

Deadline: 23 November 2022

Informal inquiries may be made to ACRC’s operations manager, Helen Allwood.

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Header photo credit: Hannah van Rooyen. ACRC’s consortium-wide meeting in Nairobi.

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