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Oxford Department of International Development – Queen Elizabeth House © ODID / Rob Judges
Oxford Department of International Development – Queen Elizabeth House

Research Officer, Refugee Economies Programme 

Refugee Studies Centre, Oxford Department of International Development, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford, OX1 3TB

Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927

Full time. Fixed term 1 March 2022 - 31 August 2023.

The Refugee Economies Programme undertakes research on the economic lives of refugees and their impact on host societies, with a focus mainly on camps and cities in Africa. It engages in qualitative and quantitative research, including based on participatory methods and collaboration with external partners organisation. The Programme is complemented by a series of outreach activities, which aim to support refugees’ participation in research.

Reporting to Naohiko Omata, the lead researcher on the Borders, Mobility, and Livelihoods Project of the Refugee Economies Programme, the post holder will be an active member of the team with the responsibility of coordinating fieldwork in Africa and other developing countries.

The successful candidate will prepare, coordinate and undertake extensive field research in Africa, and where appropriate other developing countries, to examine refugees’ cross-border strategies and the relationship between borders, mobility and livelihoods. You will hold or be close to completion of a PhD/ DPhil in development studies, anthropology, humanitarian studies, sociology, human geography, or African studies with a focus on (forced) migration.

The University of Oxford and the Department of International Development are Athena Swan Bronze award holders in recognition of its efforts to introduce organisational and cultural practices that promote gender and race equality and create a better working environment for all.

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. Interviews are expected to commence during the third week of January 2022.

Only applications received before 12 midday on Tuesday 4 January 2022 can be considered.

Vacancy ID: 153825

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