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admin 23rd February 2016

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN THE ECONOMICS OF FORCED MIGRATION – REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

The RSC seeks a Junior Research Fellow in the Economics of Forced Migration, who can advance understanding of the relationships between development and displacement. In particular, the JRF will have an interest in the economics of forced migration, and will build on emerging strengths at the RSC. The post is full time, for two years, to start in April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

The JRF’s duties will include original research in the field of Refugee & Forced Migration Studies, with a focus on the relationship between development and forced migration; publication of research results in leading journals/academic presses and RSC publications; collaborative research with other RSC staff on the economic lives of refugees, including on the existing ‘Refugee Economies’ project involving research design and analysis of relevant data sets; undertaking field research where required; contributing ideas for new research; developing a seminar series and/or series of workshops relating to the theme of development and forced displacement; and contributing to the academic life of the RSC.  The successful candidate may be asked to teach an option course on the MSc in RFM Studies.

Applicants should have: a doctorate (or be close to completing a doctorate) in an appropriate social sciences discipline; excellent communication skills; evidence of developing a track record of high quality publications in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic journals and/or major presses; a strong background in quantitative research methods; the potential to make an original and outstanding research contribution to the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies; and an academic background in economics, political economy, or a related field.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 noon on Friday 11 March 2016 can be considered. 

To apply, and to access the further particulars for this post, please go to:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=121583

JUNIOR RESEARCH FELLOWSHIP IN GLOBAL REFUGEE POLICY – REFUGEE STUDIES CENTRE

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 7: Salary £30,738 – £37,768 p.a.

In the context of various refugee crises including the European context, the RSC is launching a Centre-wide project called ‘Rethinking Refuge.’, which will include a series of workshops and seminars.  To advance this project and to stimulate creative academic reflection relating to refugee policy, the RSC seeks a JRF in Global Refugee Policy. The JRF will work collaboratively on the development of this centre-wide initiative, work with RSC staff on a series of joint outputs notably on ‘responsibility-sharing in the refugee regime’, and undertake independent research.  The successful candidate may be asked to teach an option course on the MSc in RFM Studies. The post is full-time, for two years, to start in April 2016 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applicants should have: a doctorate (or be close to completing a doctorate) in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. politics, international relations, public policy, law, modern history, geography, anthropology, or sociology) with a focus on refugee issues; a track record of publishing work in highly ranked, peer-reviewed academic publications, including a sole authored publication in a highly regarded journal in a relevant field, or in leading academic press; proven interest in refugee policy, demonstrated by engagement with relevant institutions and/or policy processes; ability to organise and convene academic events that engage both academics and policy-makers in dialogue; excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the Refugee Studies Centre at meetings; and the potential to make a significant academic contribution to the field of Refugee and Forced Migration Studies.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 noon on Friday 11 March 2016 can be considered. 

To apply, and to access the further particulars for this post, please go to:https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=121584

PART-TIME FORCED MIGRATION REVIEW PROMOTION AND FINANCE ASSISTANT

Oxford Department of International Development, Queen Elizabeth House, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford

Grade 4: £20,989 – £24,298 per annum (pro rata)

The Forced Migration Review (FMR) team at the Refugee Studies Centre seeks a part-time Promotion and Finance Assistant.

FMR magazine (printed and online in four languages www.fmreview.org) is disseminated worldwide and funded by a wide range of external agencies. The post-holder will support the FMR team by identifying and following up opportunities for publicising and disseminating the magazine, coordinating distribution, and handling requests and enquiries. He/she will also prepare budgets and financial reports for funders, process financial transactions and track income/expenditure.

This position is an excellent opportunity for someone wishing to gain experience of promotion and financial administration in a publishing context which combines humanitarian and academic interests. The post-holder will report to the two FMR Co-Editors and work in liaison with the FMR Administrative Assistant and the RSC Finance Officer.  The position is 18 hours/week and is for one year in the first instance, with an expectation of renewal.

The successful candidate will need to have excellent organisational and systems skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, a keen eye for promotional opportunities, a high level of numeracy and computer literacy (including considerable ability in Excel), and the ability to manage and prioritise a varied workload in a small team. Interest in and/or familiarity with refugee/internal displacement issues and the international humanitarian community would be highly desirable.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online.  You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Wednesday 2 March 2016 can be considered. 

It is expected that interviews for this post will take place on Tuesday 15 March 2016.

To access the further particulars for this post and to apply, please go to:

https://www.recruit.ox.ac.uk/pls/hrisliverecruit/erq_jobspec_version_4.jobspec?p_id=122140

Comments

  1. Tobias Otieno says:

    Thanks for your concentration on refugee matters. Refugee or forced migration is certainly a global menace and may burst beyond control if not checked.

    It’s becourse of this reason that I have taken my 20 yr old daughter to University of Nairobi,Kenya to study a first degree in Diplomacy and international studies with an eventual focus on specialization in refugee studies. She will clear in May 2018.

    In this regard, guide me on how she:
    1. Can be able to access a full schorlarship for her remaining course duration.
    2. Can prepare herself for an Oxford university sponsored masters studies.
    3. Can access an intership with you, sometimes in 2018.

    Mine are both commendation and equiries.
    Kindly give a feedback.

    I am a Kenyan.

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