Research Associate - PRODJUS (Governance and timber legality)

University of East Anglia - School of International Development

Faculty of Social Sciences

The International Development Centre UEA is a successful team of research support that maintains an exceptional bidding culture and record of research funding in the School of International Development. In the role of Research Associate at ProdJus you will work closely with the project Team Leader and three other co-investigators based in Ghana, Indonesia and Vietnam.  Your role will focus specifically on European non-trading timber market governance actors (certified, verified and unverified). You will interview 75-100 respondents comprising NGOs, certifying bodies, lobbyist groups, and those representing the state (EU and national). 

You will have a PhD, or equivalent qualifications or demonstrable equivalent qualification in environment and development, and be able to satisfy all the essential criteria listed in the person specification.  This includes significant experience of research or applied work on multilevel governance, supranational governance and/or certification of natural resource products and be able to demonstrate strong skills in qualitative data collection and analysis.  In addition, you will be able to demonstrate an interest in FLEGT, and have evidence of good writing skills with at least one article on a related topic accepted for publication or already published in a peer review journal.  The ability to travel within Europe and engage in a range of policy settings is a key requisite.

This post is available full time, fixed term basis for one year from 2 January 2017.

Closing date: 12 noon on 31 October 2016.

The University is a Bronze Athena Swan Award holder, currently working towards Silver.

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