Research Associate in climate change adaptation [Application Extended 15.06.2023]

About ARIN

The Africa Research and Impact Network (ARIN) is a leading research-impact platform of over 200 researchers and policymakers with national focal points across 36 African countries. ARIN also draws from a database of over 3000 stakeholders from universities, think tanks, the private sector, and governments. ARIN’s mission is to promote research excellence and dialogue on best research and impact practices, by providing platforms for science-policy interface in Africa, building on evidence. ARIN recognizes that Africa is endowed with diverse researchers, innovation, and best policy practices that are not in the public domain yet are invaluable in the research and development agenda of the continent. ARIN, therefore, provides a peer review platform where best research and impact practices from different African contexts, are shared, profiled, and leveraged to inform transformative policy action. Among the areas that ARIN has pioneered path-breaking research, are climate change, knowledge management, science technology and innovation. The network currently convenes research and policy platforms on climate action, drawing from the perspective of researchers on, adaptation, science and technology and innovation status in Africa. Through the same approach, ARIN assesses opportunities for science-policy interface, through contextual projects on research commercialization, innovation, knowledge translation and practice. For more information visit:

VACANCY: Research Associate in climate change adaptation [Application Extended]

ARIN is seeking to recruit a Research Associate in climate change adaptation to support key research and policy work on adaptation metrics.

Overall Purpose of the Job

We are looking for a highly skilled researcher to make the next step in their career in an exciting programme exploring the politics of knowledge and measurement in climate adaptation.  The post-holder will form the core research team with the project leads CO-PI, Dr Joanes Atela, and post-doctoral counterparts in London and Nepal on a new UKRI project: Urgency with inclusion in global climate adaptation finance: why measurement matters. The project explores how measurement practices, knowledge and expertise shape the implementation of adaptation policies and programmes at multiple scales. It involves multi-sited research analysing the role of adaptation programmes in East Africa and South Asia, national government processes, UN negotiations and international climate finance. The project draws on theoretical approaches from Human Geography, International Relations and Science and Technology Studies. The post holder will work closely together with the postdoctoral researcher at UCL in London and Practical Action Nepal in Kathmandu and will also report regularly to Dr Susannah Fisher as project lead.

Application should be received on or before 15th June 2023.

Applicants from the Africa region are highly encouraged to apply.

Please apply by sending your application to human-resource[@] Your application should include:

  • Candidate statement setting out your interest and suitability for the role – this should be max 2 pages and should make the case for how your previous research and experience will be relevant for this role;
  • CV (max 2 pages to include any publications);
  • One piece of writing relevant to the role – this can be an academic paper, a PhD chapter or a working paper. If this is co-authored please specify your role in the research and writing process.
  • Details of 3 referees.

Further information about the application process may be obtained from the departmental HR administrator on human-resource[at] . For informal enquiries about the vacancy, please contact Dr. Joanes Atela, j.atela[at] and/or Susannah.fisher[at]

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