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WUN/PARC Global Research Networks and Partnerships Assistant

We are pleased to offer an opportunity for an intern to work across two UoB international research initiatives: our Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) and partnership in the Worldwide Universities Network (WUN).

PARC is committed to effecting a transformation in the way which global North-Africa research and partnerships are conducted and to helping advance Africa's achievement of its own development objectives. WUN is a global network of 23 leading research universities, working together to address issues of global concern framed by the United Nations' 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The successful candidate will assist on a broad range of administrative tasks and where appropriate, play a part in consultation and collective decision-making.

While there will be a focus on, among other things, day-to-day operations and communications (websites, social media), there will be scope to take a measure of ownership of specific existing work packages, and, in line with skills, experience and interests, to identify and drive particular activities which feed into PARC's strategic priorities and augment UoB's engagement with WUN.

The role would suit candidates who can demonstrate a genuine interest in and sympathy with the work and aims of PARC and the WUN. They would be IT-literate, have excellent attention to detail and writing skills, able to offer fluency in various social media and to deliver at pace, working both unsupervised as well as in close collaboration with a small and dedicated team.

The position is for six months in the first instance.

How to apply: send a CV and covering letter explaining your interest in the position and what you might be able to bring to the role to parc-enquiries@bristol.ac.uk

Closing date: March 3rd

Interviews: Week beginning 8th March with candidate starting ASAP after those (ideally a start date of the 14th of March)


Research Associate in Care Systems and Economies in Africa

Our interview and selection process for this role is underway. 

What will you be doing?

Based at the School for Policy Studies and Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) and spending substantial periods of time at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, you will work with co-PIs Professor Isabella Aboderin (University of Bristol), Dr. Catherine Kyobutungi (APHRC) and Professor Ito Peng (University of Toronto), to  help inform the development of transformative care systems and economies for Africa, as part of the continent’s endeavour to harness its demographic transition and forge a robust post COVID-19 future.

This position will involve, among other roles:

(1) Generating a coherent body of empirical evidence, theoretical perspectives, and macroeconomic tools to clarify the case and directions for investments in the provisioning of, and social infrastructure for early child care (ECC) and long-term care (LTC) for older adults in the study countries and Africa more broadly.

(2) Bringing together relevant i) policy actors to drive the use of findings and tools in national and regional policy debates and agenda setting and ii) a constituency of African and international scholars invested in building on the evidence to advance global scientific debates. 


Research Associate in Regional and National Policy Processes in Africa

Our interview and selection process for this role is underway. 

What will you be doing?

Based at the School for Policy Studies / School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies and Perivoli Africa Research Centre (PARC) and spending periods of time at the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC) in Nairobi, you will work with co-PIs Professor Isabella Aboderin (University of Bristol), and Dr. Claudious Chikozho (APHRC), to develop research that aims to generate a coherent body of empirical evidence and theoretical perspectives to advance:

a) The effectiveness of research and civil society partnerships and engagement with continental, regional and national level policy mechanisms to yield positive action and change at local levels; and

b) Global and Africa-specific scientific debates on public policy processes and governance and political economy of care, SRHR and WASH.

This position will involve, among other roles:

1) Investigating key factors and dynamics that have so far constrained the translation into national policy and programming of key continental or (sub)regional policy frameworks and commitments collectively articulated by African governments on: the sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) of young people and women and the provisioning of long-term care (LTC) for older adults.

2) Identifying approaches and evidence needed to promote such domestication across substantive areas