The African Climate and Environment Center – Future African Savannas (AFAS) is one of eight Global Centres for Climate and Environment funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). AFAS is hosted conjointly at the University of Nairobi (UoN) with its Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA) in Kenya and the Université Félix Houphouët-Boigny (UFHB) with its African Centre of Excellence on Climate Change, Biodiversity and Sustainable Agriculture (CEACCBAD) in Côte d’Ivoire. The lead partner in the consortium is Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn, Germany, and the other partner is the Global South Studies Center, University of Cologne, Germany.

AFAS aims to address the urgent need to develop sound and robust evidence-based and science backed strategies to preserve and protect the fragile environments of the West and East African savannas against the combined threats of extensive and diverse land use and rapid climate change. It focusses on addressing societal needs and business opportunities and to develop both social ecological resilience and human capacities to overcome the barriers to the implementation of innovative approaches on climate change adaptation and biodiversity conservation and to produce scientific outcomes that are relevant to policy and practice and implementable for the public and private sectors. AFAS particularly complements the already existing expertise in the regions with a new and innovative component on the Science-Policy-Practice Interfaces to co-produce capacity development and research outputs that are relevant to policy and practice and implementable for the public and private sectors

The University of Nairobi wishes to recruit one (1) post-doctoral researcher, on a full-time 100% FTE basis for a period of two years, renewable once, starting 1st January 2022, or as soon as possible thereafter. This position, specified below, will provide research and technical input to the AFAS Center, and will also contribute to teaching and other functions in the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Nairobi, in accordance with the University of Nairobi’s 2017 Policy on Postdoctoral Training.

How to apply

Applications should include the following: (1) cover letter, (2) a strictly 500 word motivation statement related to the proposed research theme (3) A two page CV (4) certified copies of BA/BSc, MA/MSc, and PhD degree certificates, (5) two academic and one non-academic references.

Application extended to Wednesday 19th January 2022.

All applications should be submitted through email only and should be received on or before midnight (East African Time). The email address is: icca@uonbi.ac.ke  with a copy to lewy.ayietta@yahoo.com 

Applications should be addressed to: The Project Coordinator – AFAS Kenya Institute for Climate Change and Adaptation (ICCA), PO Box 30197-00100, Nairobi, Kenya