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Postdoctoral Researcher In Social Science (Qualitative)

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Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC)

Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Postdoctoral Researcher In Social Science (Qualitative) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. 

Job Description

Job Roles and Responsibilities
The Postdoctoral Researcher (He/She) will work within the REACH Social Science team at the
Water and Land Resource Centre (WLRC) and be required to:

  • Individually lead and design social science research using qualitative methods, closely
    aligned with REACH research priorities to understand water security inequalities, especially
    in the Awash basin in pre-selected woreda(s):
  • Design data collection tools using qualitative methods;
  •  Undertake qualitative analyses;
  • Frequent within-country travel to field site(s);
  • Support with logistics of qualitative research led by senior researchers in WLRC and the
    University of Oxford, including hiring and training data collectors / enumerators;
  • Advance research methodologies, ideas and materials independently and in collaboration
    with academic colleagues for high-quality research publications and presentations in public
    forums or academic conferences;
  •  Participate in workshops, meetings, and events for REACH;
  • Engage with REACH’s research impact agenda including participation in the development of
    stakeholder engagement activities;



  •  PhD degree in social sciences/sociology/anthropology/development studies/international
    development or relevant field;
  • Proven experience in leading qualitative data collection;
  • Awareness of key issues and ideas within the social development agenda in Ethiopia;
  • Excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present
    research results, and represent the research group.
  •  An established publication record.

Desirable:Knowledge of Afaan Oromo and/or Afar languages, in addition to Amharic.

Duty station: Addis Ababa, with frequent travel to selected sites in the Awash river basin.


Applicants are required to submit:
• Latest Curriculum Vitae including the names and contact details of at least two referees.
• A cover letter addressing how the applicant meets the requirements listed above.
Applications should be addressed to before 25 May 2022: –
Professor Katrina Charles, Email:; &
Dr Catherine Grasham, Email:; &
Dr Solomon Gebreyohannis Gebrehiwot, Email:;
Suitably qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply.

Further information: Further information about the REACH Programme can be found at

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