HEARD: Post-doctoral Research Fellowships

HEARD (Health Economics and HIV and AIDS Research Division)
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Monday, 18 March, 2019
Opportunity type: 
Fellowships and Scholarships

The Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division (HEARD) based at the University of KwaZulu-Natal is a regional and global leader for applied research and policy development on critical health and development challenges for the African continent. HEARD’s mission is to influence and support evidence-based policy and good practice to more effectively address Africa’s health and development issues and to contribute to achieving health and sustainable development across the continent.

HEARD is looking to appoint post-doctoral research fellows on a two year fixed term contract subject to renewal based on performance and funding availability.

The purpose is to enable the post-doctoral research fellow to engage in a period of uninterrupted research. Scholars are expected to engage in full-time post-doctoral studies in research at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa in their area of focus under the supervision of a senior research fellow.  Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis, taking into account the applicant’s academic achievements.

Focus Areas:

  • Financing and costing for SHRH/HIV programming
  • Gender-based violence and implications for women’s and girls’ SRHR
  • Innovative social/behavioural HIV prevention technologies and interventions in young populations
  • Investments in SRHR and progress towards UHC

Key Requirements for the position:

  • A PhD in a relevant discipline (economics, development studies, and other relevant social sciences) awarded within the last 5 years or recently submitted
  • Social and or behavioural research experience in relation to Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights (SRHR) and/ or HIV
  • Strong analytical and writing skills in English, demonstrated through peer-reviewed journal articles
  • Strong presentation skills, demonstrated through presentation of papers at conferences
  • Keen to work in collaboratively with other academics, NGO’s, students and target group organisations
  • Ability to develop networks and to engage with a range of stakeholders
  • Be based at HEARD for the duration of the scholarship
  • A driver’s license

Application Procedure

The following documents must accompany the application for a post-doctoral scholarship:

  • Cover letter, not more than two pages long, motivating for post based research track record
  • One publication over the last three years

Applications and Queries

For more about the Health Economics and HIV/AIDS Research Division, refer to www.heard.org.za

To view other opportunities, refer to http://www.ngopulse.org/opportunities/other

Location: 
Durban

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