Research Fellows at the Centre for Social Research

February 20, 2017
Centre for Social Research
February 28, 2017    [ closed ]

Job Description

Reporting to the Deputy Director who is the Head of Research and Training at CSR, the Research Fellow will undertake the following activities:

  • Developing proposals for research projects which will make significant impacts, and lead to an increase in knowledge, understanding and the development of new explanations, insights, concepts or processes.

  • Conducting and managing a specific programme of research and scholarship as part of the CSR’s research portfolio.

  • Taking a leading role in the further development of the research programme and in seeking and pursuing appropriate external funding.

  • Working independently and autonomously on a number of research and policy projects simultaneously including networking with both local and international partners.

  • Contributing towards the development and running of CSR short courses.

  • Producing high quality reports and peer-reviewed academic publications of international standing based on the analysis of data and literature with a clear and engaging writing style.

  • Presenting papers and reports based on policy and research work to policy makers, academics and other audiences including the media as well as in the CSR in house seminar series.

  • Engaging in teaching as stipulated in the contract of employment, mentor and assist students and early researchers in his or her research programme.

  • Engaging in appropriate training and professional development activities as required by CSR.

  • Contributing to the development of the overall CSR research strategies and themes.

Core Competencies

  • Superior technical, conceptual and analytical skills.

  • Ability to fundraise and network locally and internationally.

  • Superior writing and oral presentation skills.

  • Ability to work in, and build winning teams.

  • Self-drive and initiative.

  • Ability to work under minimum supervision.

Qualifications and Experience

  • A Masters degree in a relevant discipline with a minimum of three years post qualification experience.

  • Solid experience in proposal development, production of academic publications such as books, journal articles, policy briefs, working papers etc.

  • Proven track record in policy, consultancy and academic research administrative and managerial skills.

  • Experience in working with government agencies, development partners, local and international NGOs.


All interested candidates should send their applications including a detailed curriculum vitae, copies of certificates plus names and addresses of three traceable referees to:- The Registrar, Chancellor College, PO Box 280, ZOMBA. E –mail:

Closing date for receiving applications is 1st March, 2016. Only the shortlisted candidates shall be acknowledged.

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