United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security offers Research Associate Position for Applicants from Developing Countries in the field of Social Sciences, Geography, Economics, and Environmental Science in Germany 2012
About Scholarship: The project will address building resilience in Bangladesh through three groups of activities: expanding knowledge through research, building capacity through a South-North and North-South training program, and translating learning and new capacities into action that will benefit communities affected by climate variability and exposed to longer-term climate change.
Study Subject: Building Resilience to Climate Change: Turning Research into Action
Course Level: Research
Scholarship By: United Nations University – Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
-PhD or Master’s Degree in Social Sciences, Geography, Economics, Environmental Science, or other relevant fields with an emphasis on Disaster Risk Management, Adaptation to Climate Change, Resilience;
-Minimum of five (5) years of internationally recognized scientific working experience related to climate impacts and adaptation, and/or risk management;
-Demonstrated skills in use of social science and other relevant scientific methods to research adaptation-related questions (mixed methods approaches).
-Experience using participatory research approaches, quantitative research (modelling, mapping, surveys, data analysis and management);
-Excellent communication skills with fluency in oral and written English; -Strong ability to carry out work independently and in an international team;
-Proven background and strong skills in managing projects in multicultural surrounding, preferably related to climate change impacts, resilience, early warning systems for weather-related risks, flood risk management, community based adaptation;
-Knowledge in networking and collaborative projects and research;
-Good team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work well in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity;
-Advanced computer skills (Microsoft Office), statistical packages (SPSS, etc.) and GIS.
Scholarship Open for: Developing countries
Duration: Two years
Deadline: 21 October 2012
Further Information: http://www.bonn.unu.edu/file/get/10461.pdf