Research Associate, Global Development Institute

Manchester, United Kingdom
£32,236 to £35,550 per annum, depending on experience
19 Sep 2018
End of advertisement period
19 Oct 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Location : Oxford Road, Manchester
Closing Date : 19/10/2018
Salary : £32,236 to £35,550 per annum, depending on experience
Employment Type : Fixed Term
Faculty / Organisational Unit : Humanities
Division : Global Development Institute
Hours Per week : Full Time
Contract Duration : Starting 1 January 2019 until 31 December 2020

The post holder will work directly with the Principal Investigator, Prof Stephanie Barrientos, and members of the research team in supporting the delivery of high quality research as part of the GCRF/ ESRC funded project: Decent Work in Regional Value Chains: Promoting Public-Private Governance in Sub-Saharan Africa.

This research project examines the challenges for promoting decent work, in the context of rising South-South trade and regional value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa. It will investigate the role played by Southern-based lead firms and implications for public-private governance and regulation of decent work in global and regional production networks.

The successful candidate will have (or be very close to completing) a PhD(or equivalent) in development studies, politics, economics, social policy, sociology, or other relevant discipline.

If appointed, you will work on all aspects of the project. You will combine qualitative and quantitative skills, including trade data analysis, value chain mapping and undertake primary research in Kenya and South Africa. You will also assist with project management, and contribute to the conceptual and empirical research and dissemination activities.

it is anticipated that interviews will be held on Wednesday 30th October 2018

As an equal opportunities employer we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. All appointments are made on merit.

Please note that we are unable to respond to enquiries, accept CVs or applications from Recruitment Agencies

Enquiries about the vacancy, shortlisting and interviews:


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Tel: 0161 850 2004

General enquiries:


Tel: 0161 275 4499

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

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