UONGOZI Institute is implementing its strategic plan 2016/17 – 2020/21 within which “advancing knowledge and practice of good leadership” is one of its goals. The purpose of this goal is to generate and disseminate new knowledge on leadership. With this, the institute believes it will inspire and engage the research and academic community, think tanks, leaders, and the wider public and hence contribute to advancing the practice of good leadership.
While leadership is important everywhere in the world, the way that it is practiced differs by region and by context. Many studies have examined the practice of leadership in western cultures, but leadership in most of Africa has not been explored in much depth, and there are so many impressionistic assertions about leadership in the continent.
The Institute is seeking to appoint a Senior Research Associate to provide intellectual guidance to its Research Programme on Leadership in Africa. The three-year Programme aims to explore and understand the many dimensions of leadership development and practice in postcolonial Africa. The Programme will contribute towards building a body of knowledge on leadership development and practice in Africa; leadership related policy-discussions across the continent; the design of leadership development initiatives; and strengthened research networks in the area of leadership.
Duties and Responsibilities
The main duties of the post are:
- To contribute to the development of the Research Programme on Leadership in Africa;
- To contribute to preparing proposals and other activities to secure funding;
- To undertake research that contributes to the programme outputs and outcomes;
- To contribute towards capacity building of researchers at the Institute;
- To participate and present work at seminars, workshops and conferences; and
- To participate in round-tables or events open to policy-makers;
Other duties may be assigned from time to time by the Executive Director.
Modality of Engagement
This role is a part-time position and its award is not a contract of employment. The successful applicant can be engaged as a resident or non-resident fellow and for the latter, flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. For resident fellows, it will be the responsibility of UONGOZI Institute to arrange for travel, accommodation, transport, office space and make any other living arrangements for the duration of their stay (a maximum of one year).
The successful applicant will hold a Research Degree (Master’s based on research, MPhil) or PhD. S/he will be a scholar with advanced knowledge of at least 10 years on the subject of leadership. The Programme requires considerable organizational and intellectual skills including a practical understanding of spoken and written English language. It is expected that the successful candidate will already have held a postdoctoral fellowship or the equivalent.
Interested candidates should forward a CV with a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org
The closing date for completed applications is 28th February, 2017
For further inquiries use the contact information provided below:
Plot No. 62, Msasani Road, Oysterbay
P.O. Box 105753, Dar es Salaam
Phone: (22) 260 2917 Fax: (22) 260 2918
UONGOZI Institute exists to support African leaders to attain sustainable development for their nation and for Africa. We seek to inspire leaders and promote the recognition of the important role of leadership in sustainable development through research, capacity development and public dialogues.