PhD position with the Rhodes University Sustainable Land Management for Rural Resilience Project (RU-SLMRR)

The Rhodes University Sustainable Land Management for Rural Resilience Project (RU-SLMRR) that forms part of a broader Global Environment Facility 5 (GE5F) funded sustainable land management (SLM) project implemented in South Africa is seeking a PhD candidate to investigate barriers and enablers to community-driven natural resources governance in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

The study will be focussed at Macubeni and Baviaanskloof communal farmlands in the Eastern Cape, but may be upscaled to the other GEF5 SLM Project sites if time permits. The project period is from April 2018-April 2021.

Requirements

  • A valid driver’s license;
  • Fluency in IsiXhosa is preferred;
  • Experience in the theory and practice of sustainable land management and NR governance in communal land-use settings.

Funding

The total allocated funding is R120 000/annum bursary funding and R50 000/annum to cover running costs for a three year period (2018-2021).

Application procedure

All applicants need to submit:

  • An updated CV;
  • Certified copies of previous degree certificates;
  • A short essay (no more than 3 pages, 1.5 line spacing) which gives a background to some of the key challenges of NR governance in communal land-use settings in the Eastern Cape of South Africa.

Please submit your application to Rebecca Powell (rebeccajoub@gmail.com) by 17h00 on Monday 9 April, 2018.

 

For more information consult the advert:

Rhodes University GEF5 SLM PhD Advertisement_2018-2021.

 

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