Research Associate in New National Planning for Sustainable Development in the Global South

The University of Manchester - Humanities

Many developing countries are seeking to manage the forces of globalisation and to guide their development through a set of processes, policies and practices that could be called ‘new national planning’. At least 100 low to medium income countries in the Global South now have a national development plan. Following an initial analysis of this planning a knowledge community with a keen interest in how national governments make decisions on how to drive the development process is being created. 

The Global Development Institute in the School of Environment, Education and Development is seeking an enthusiastic postdoctoral researcher to work as part of this network and to help shape its development. You will also be instrumental in preparing for a major research proposal.

You are expected to hold a PhD, or equivalent experience, in a discipline cognate to international development such as Human Geography, Planning, Development Economics, Political and Administrative Sciences.

It is expected that interviews will take place as soon as possible after the closing date.

As the School is committed to Athena SWAN principles, we welcome applications from women, who are currently under-represented at this grade. All appointments will be made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CV's or applications from Recruitment Agencies.

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:

Name: Dr Admos Chimhowu, Senior Lecturer, Global Development Institute


General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

Technical support:


Tel: 01565 818 234

This vacancy will close for applications at midnight on the closing date.

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