Research Assistant, Middle East and North Africa Programme
CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: 23 September 2013
Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Programme is seeking a Research Assistant, with a particular focus on the Gulf. The position will support the management and delivery of a research project on future political and economic trends in the Gulf Co-operation Council (GCC) countries and contribute to the MENA Programme more widely. The Research Assistant will be responsible for research support and project mangement, including responsibility for events, administration and project communications.
Candidates should have a graduate degree in politics, history or related disciplines, with a proven interest in the politics of the Gulf. They should have a minimum of one year of project management experience, ideally in a political research or NGO environment, including experience in managing budgets. They should also have excellent and demonstrable writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of people, and be highly organised and enthusiastic to work within a small team. The role requires someone who is persistent, resourceful, imaginative, able to work well under pressure and prepared to undertake plently of routine administrative tasks. Arabic language skills are desirable.
This is a fixed-term 12 month contract until September 2014.
Realisation of inclusive education for persons with disabilities at rural universities in South Africa
Author: Adrian Jjuuko
Executive Director of Human Rights Awareness and Promotion Forum (HRAPF); LLM (Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa) candidate, Centre for Human Rights, University of Pretoria, South Africa
South Africa’s efforts to implement inclusive education started before the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) – to which South Africa is a state party- came into force. This was owing to its legacy of apartheid, a policy of exclusion. It created different universities for both the white and black communities. White universities were comprehensive universities that prepared students for professional careers, while black or rural universities were meant to produce semi-skilled menial workers.
Equilibre de l’information : l’Un marche sur l’Ortb pour exiger la garantie d’accès
Une délégation de six députés de l’Union fait la Nation avec à sa tête Bruno Amoussou ont organisé une marche de protestation contre l’exclusion de l’opposition des antennes des organes de service publique. Partis du domicile de Bruno Amoussou dans les encablures du Codiam, ces députés sont allés à l’Ortb où ils ont eu une séance de travail avec le Directeur général Stéphane Todomè et le directeur de la télévision national Wabi Boukari.
**Call for Research Proposals**
As part of the second phase of our research project on ICTs (Information and Communmications Technologies), Peacebuilding and Statebuilding in Eastern Africa, we are currently accepting research proposals from Kenyan institutions to work with us on a case study on media during the 2013 elections. There will be an emphasis on how ICTs have been used for monitoring, curbing or promoting hate speech. Details about the call for proposals is attached. This project is in collaboration with the Center for Global Communications Studies, University of Pennsylvania and is funded by the Carnegie Corporation's Eliciting and Applying Local Knowledge for Peacebuilding and Statebuilding Programme.
Author: Dr. Morris Kiwinda Mbondenyi (co-edited with Prof. Tom Ojienda)
Title: Constitutionalism and democratic governance in Africa: Contemporary perspectives from Sub-Saharan Africa.
Publisher: Pretoria University Law Press, South Africa
Author: M.H. Swartz; G.F.Hess and S.M. Sparrow
Title: What the Best Law Teachers Do
Publisher: Harvard University Press