Post-Doctoral Research Fellow;Community Resilience Planning

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow;Community Resilience Planning

African Centre For Technology Studies (Acts)

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow;Community Resilience Planning

Details of the offer

This position is aimed at supporting the development of the Community led resilience planning component under the guidance of WP 2 leads from KDI and the University of Nairobi. Part of the assignment will be to build capacity for regular community led risk assessments. This work will build on the transitions analysis under other related research within the Hub. The work is expected to involve the Mukuru community in assessing their vulnerability and deploy tools for resilience action planning. More specifically, empirical community perspectives on priority hazards and their risks, inter-relations with anthropogenic processes, and household/community assets will be assessed. Community planning forums (e.g. community designed schools, FGDs, FORIN analysis, case studies) combined with citizen science analysis will be deployed to describe and identify vulnerability hotspots at micro (i.e. household level) and macro (i.e. Community level) and understanding the socio-political and physical drivers of such vulnerabilities.


Be responsible for developing a calendar of activities in consultation with the project leads and community organisations,
Manage and coordinate research and operational activities internally and externally including organizing project meetings in Nairobi,

Be responsible for the management of information and developing promotional materials for dissemination at conferences and meetings,

To represent the projects at internal, local and international meetings, to disseminate the Hub findings and research outcomes and outputs,

Represent the Hub in forums and meetings to discuss community resilience and associated research matters,

Contributing to collaborative decisions that affect the Hub and associated research,

Contribute to the publication of at least 3 scientific papers on community based multi-hazard resilience planning in addition to relevant policy briefs,

Job Requirements
Required education
: Post-graduate education

Required relevant work experience
: 2 years

Required languages:
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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