Vacancy for post-doctoral researcher on Everyday politics and practices of family planning in the DRC

ISS is seeking a full-time post-doctoral researcher for the period 1 March 2017-31 December 2018. The research concerns Everyday politics and practices of family planning in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The researcher will work at ISS in The Hague in close collaboration with the Institut Supérieur de Développement Rural in Bukavu, DRC, in particular with its Centre d’Expertise et de Recherche sur le Genre et Développement.

At ISS, the researcher will be part of a dynamic, international and cross-disciplinary research group under the academic leadership of Professor Thea Hilhorst and Wendy Harcourt.

Application deadline and vacancy details

Interested researchers should send their applications to ISS by 13 February 2017. Interviews will take place on 20 February 2017.

Download the document below for full vacancy details.

About the reserch project

Everyday politics and practices of family planning in DRC
Promoting and protecting women’s reproductive rights and health is key to women’s empowerment and gender equality. This proposal concerns current policies and practices of family planning; debates on policy and perceptions of people regarding family planning and the role of societal stakeholders. It takes a 360 degrees, mixed methods look at family planning services.

The researcher will be part of a large research programme consisting of multiple projects, entitled ‘Power, Poverty and Politics (PPP) in DRC’, a subproject of the Secure Livelihoods Research Consortium led by the Overseas Development Institute (ODI) in London.



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