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Research Fellow on Co-production of Climate Services in Africa

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in climate services? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a researcher to conduct research on the co-production of climate services in East Africa. This position is funded by Horizon 2020 as part of the project ‘Co-production of Climate Services in East Africa’ (CONFER).

CONFER aims to co-develop dedicated climate services in East Africa for the water, energy and food security sectors with stakeholders and end-users to enhance their ability to plan for and adapt to seasonal climate fluctuations.

This post will be based at Leeds and will involve coordinating and managing, together with the PI, a work package whose aim is to facilitate and support the co-production of climate services and enhance preparedness to climate risks in three priority sectors in the region - energy, water and food security. You will be working with stakeholders and end-users in the region as well as CONFER scientists. Your activities will include engaging with a range of stakeholders in the region through qualitative and participatory methods, conducting literature reviews, guiding and supporting the various stages of co-producing new climate services in the region with project partners and stakeholders as well as its co-evaluation and exploring the potential for upscaling and using the services developed with other organisations in the region. 

The post-holder will be based at the Sustainability Research Institute at the University of Leeds and will be part of the research group on Climate Change Adaptation, Vulnerability and Services. There will also be opportunities to interact with the Priestley International Centre for Climate at the University of Leeds.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Dr Marta Bruno Soares, Met Office University Academic Fellow


Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  School of Earth and Environment
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,797 to £40,322 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 January 2024 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Wednesday 05 August 2020
Closing Date:  Friday 04 September 2020
Reference:  ENVEE1414
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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