Reader in International Development
University of Wolverhampton
Faculty of Social Sciences
Centre for International Development and Training
Reader in International Development
£49,772 - £57,675 pa
Over the last forty five years the Centre for International Development and Training (CIDT) has earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for capacity strengthening, training, consultancy and project management in more than 140 countries see www.wlv.ac.uk/cidt. CIDT, which is based at the Telford Campus of the University of Wolverhampton, offers practical, realistic solutions that are responsive to clients’ needs in capacity and human resourced development, for pro-poor growth and social, economic and environmental sustainability.
CIDT is a self-funded Centre working within the academic framework of the university. It operates as a social enterprise and is highly experienced in the contractual, managerial, operational and financial aspects of external contracts. This means that the Centre is free to respond quickly and flexibly in the provision of services and that CIDT staff need to be actively entrepreneurial.
CIDT is seeking to expand as a result of research investment funding granted by the University and wishes to recruit an enthusiastic, people-centred international development research professional to lead our dynamic, multidisciplinary team Capacity Development Research Enhancement . Through the consultancy and project management work they engage in, CIDT staff accrue large data sets and write high quality technical reports and evaluations for clients. However due to the CIDT business model only one or two colleagues have converted this data into peer-reviewed publications for academic journals. Given CIDT’s comparative advantage in capacity strengthening for international development, it is expected that capacity development approaches will be a central feature of the research to be developed.
To be considered for this post you will have a deep understanding and extensive experience of international development work and be prepared to work both in UK and overseas. You will have a significant profile and reputation gained through a growing body of work that is beginning to have an impact in your field. You will be qualified to PhD level in one or more of the following core areas of our work: International Development/ Development Studies, capacity strengthening for international development, climate change, natural resources management or governance, gender and development, education, management for development results, or in a complimentary area such as governance/institutions, fragile states or organisational management. You will have a proven track record of applied research, with relevant and appropriate research methodologies and extensive developing country experience and networks. You will have a proven track record in growing research funding and in facilitating participatory development processes, as well as strong flexible teamwork skills.
Publish from CIDT’s consultancy and project management activity to support CIDT to become “a leading research centre of excellence for International Development Capacity Strengthening focusing on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 4, 5, 13, 15 and 17.
Forge close capacity strengthening relationships with academic institutions in Africa and Asia. CIDT, University of Wolverhampton has signed research collaboration agreements with the University of Dschang Cameroon (June 2016) and University of Laos (January 2014) and is developing relationships with Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, University of Rwanda and the Copper Belt University, Zambia. We expect new partnerships with the University of Rwanda and in Ethiopia, to further world class research and doctoral training in green growth, forest governance, curriculum development and doctoral studies.
This investment will support delivery of university commitments with international partners and deliver REF material.
You will be experienced in developing, leading and mentoring research teams, and will be prepared to work flexibly across the Centre’s various areas of practice. It will be a strong advantage if you can work to professional standards in French as well as English.
Closing date: 23 March 2017.
For more information about and to apply online, visit: www.wlv.ac.uk/jobs
The University of Wolverhampton values a diverse workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community