The Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM) at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) seeks applications for a postdoctoral fellowship on African city food systems. The research forms part of an international collaborative project under the auspices of LEAP-Agri and includes researchers from South Africa, Uganda, Netherlands and Belgium. The project aims to promote sustainable and nutrition-secure city food systems by developing knowledge and tools for local and national development planning.
The research will be undertaken in two case studies (Cape Town and Kampala) and includes:
- characterizing city food systems through identifying key food system activities, drivers, feedbacks and outcome indicators;
- modeling current food systems dynamics and exploring alternative futures;
- developing response strategies that target local and national development planning;
- running and evaluating knowledge co-production and participatory planning approaches for achieving impact.
Applicants should send a full CV, contact details for three references, and a cover letter that details their interest in the position and outlines their relevant skills and experience. The cover letter should be a maximum of 2 pages.
Please submit all materials as one pdf file. The submission should be made by email with subject line ‘Postdoc Application: LEAP-Agri’ to Ms Marjolijn Staarink (email@example.com). Contact Dr Jeanne Nel (firstname.lastname@example.org) should you have questions.
The application deadline is Friday 19 October 2018
For more information, consult the attached document below: