|Salary:||£30,766 to £37,442|
|Placed On:||25th September 2023|
|Closes:||24th October 2023|
£30,766 - £37,442 per annum
Fixed term for 24 months
37 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity for a Research Assistant (RA) to join the Centre for Climate Resilient Societies (CRS) within the School of Applied Sciences and SURGE within Huddersfield Business School, at the University of Huddersfield. We have recently secured funding from the Jersey Overseas Aid (JOA) to develop community-based monitoring and evaluation and improve market access for wild coffee and wild honey in southwest Ethiopia.
As a part of this funding, the CRS is seeking to hire an RA to contribute to the JOA-funded project named "FOREST CONSERVATION THROUGH TRACEABLE SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT FOR WILD COFFEE AND FOREST HONEY." This role involves conducting field research in southwest Ethiopia and collaborating with our project partners, Ethio-Wetlands Natural Resources Association (EWNRA) and Bees for Development (BfD), to develop and implement monitoring and evaluation methods as well as improve value-chain strategies.
The work will entail field research, remote sensing/geographical information system (GIS), community engagement, and value-chain analysis to implement the monitoring, learning and evaluation to local communities and their forest conservation and improve the market access of their wild honey and coffee produce.
You will help review the available literature, design and develop methods, collect and analyse data, and generate academic outputs. The work will also involve collaborations with project partners in the UK and Ethiopia, so good communication skills will be essential and previous experience of liaising with non-governmental organisations (NGOs), in African contexts, will be an asset. You will hold a Masters and Doctoral Qualification or be working towards Doctoral Qualification in Environmental Sciences, Business, International Development or a related area, and the commitment to field research in rural Ethiopia is essential, as is an enquiring and creative approach to challenges.
The University of Huddersfield is a thriving University with a modern campus offering fantastic facilities for work and leisure. We have a diverse student body and professional partnerships with NHS and healthcare partners. Huddersfield is a lively town which is close to beautiful countryside and has excellent road and rail links to Manchester, Leeds, and Sheffield.
The University is deeply committed to equality and diversity for all its students and staff. We seek to be diverse and inclusive, supporting individuals and groups to fulfil their potential and nurture a sense of belonging. We strive to be an accessible, inclusive employer, removing barriers for all. Find out more about our approach to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, including our commitments and accreditations as a Disability Confident Employer, Stonewall Top 100 Employer, Athena SWAN Bronze Award holder and our membership of the Race Equality Charter.
Informal enquiries are welcome and should be made to Dr Phil Hwang by email: email@example.com
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Closing date: 24 October 2023
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