Senior Research Fellow job opportunity

HEARD is looking to appoint a suitably qualified person to take on the responsibilities of a Senior Research Fellow. The successful candidate will collaborate with researchers and policymakers at a national, regional, and international level on issues around men, gender, sexual and reproductive health (SRH) in the context of HIV and AIDS. This person should have research experience on male involvement in SRH beyond just clinical services – this includes thinking about men not only as clients, but also as partners, parents, and potential agents of positive change in their own relationships as well as among their peers and the broader community. 

Minimum requirements
  • A PhD in the Social Sciences or Humanities or related disciplines
  • Must have a minimum of 12 peer-reviewed publications in accredited international and local academic journals
  • At least 3 first author or sole-authored publications in accredited international or local academic journals
  • At least seven (7) years’ senior research experience is needed, preferably in a research institution or a University
  • At least three (3) years’ supervisory or management experience
Key requirements for this position
  • Excellent writing skills necessary for publication in high impact accredited local and international peer-reviewed academic journals, and for drafting briefing papers and reports
  • Excellent research experience to guide research from developing proposals through to analysis and report writing
  • Knowledge of and experience in conducting research in South Africa and/or other parts of the sub-Saharan African region
  • Ability to multi-task, provide oversight, and to meet projects’ and other deadlines
  • A sound grounding in quantitative and/or qualitative research methods;
  • Excellent research skills including awareness and appreciation of research methods that are used by other disciplines in the social and behavioural sciences
  • Ability to undertake multidisciplinary research
  • Experience in raising funds for research
  • Ability to work well under pressure and to meet deadlines.
  • Intellectual and personal integrity, imagination and drive
  • A strong user orientation, based on a commitment to social science that makes a difference
Key responsibilities:
  • Conducting high-level scholarly research, particularly focusing on men, gender, and sexual and reproductive health and rights (using qualitative and/or quantitative methodologies) which meets the challenge of peer review, and has both strategic and policy relevance
  • Networking with major users and funders of social science research to understand their research needs
  • Responding to requests for grant applications
  • Designing programmes for problem-oriented interdisciplinary research
  • Using an evidenced-based approach to engage with stakeholders and inform policy
  • Delivering high-quality results and reports to budget and deadline
  • Communicating research findings and publishing in peer-reviewed journals
  • Building national and international research links
  • Mentoring younger researchers.
Applications & Queries
  • *Only applicants who meet the minimum requirements need apply*
  • Closing date: Friday, 17 November 2017
  • Position commences –  January/February 2018
  • Download the application form/s here
  • Email application form/s to Robyn-Lee Wagner
  • For formal inquiries about the position contact Dr Kaymarlin Govender
  • Phone: +27 (0) 31 2607837

Website: HEARD