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  • Posted: Sep 7, 2021
    Deadline: Not specified
  • Stellenbosch University is recognised as one of the four top research universities in South Africa. It takes pride in the fact that it has one of the country’s highest proportions of postgraduate students of which almost ten percent are international students. The University lies in the picturesque Jonkershoek Valley in the heart of the Western Cape...
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    About the job


    Responsibilities of the incumbent include, but are not limited to, the following:

    • Conducting and coordinating (primary and secondary) research that enables a better understanding of the role of DFIs in post-COVID-19 socio-economic recovery;

    • Initiating and managing international stakeholder networks, including the facilitation of the mixed classroom initiative;

    • Assisting the Project Lead(s) in the analytical work that compares findings and leads to a synthesis of key lessons for critical stakeholders;

    • Contributing research dissemination and the co-production of academic publications, reports and policy briefs and various working papers;

    • Assisting the Project Lead(s) in the day-to-day management, reporting and administration of the project;

    • Participating in all activities of institution building at CST.

    Job Requirements/Pos Vereistes

    • A Master's degree in a relevant discipline such as energy policy, energy systems, energy economics, or energy finance. Other disciplines such as political science, sociology, anthropology, public policy, public administration, with a dissertation focused on energy finance, energy policy, energy systems, the politics of energy transitions, will also be considered;

    • Evidence of facilitation and stakeholder engagement experience across the science-policy-society interface;

    • Evidence of academic publications and excellent academic and report writing capabilities;

    • Familiarity with trends in the global energy transition, with a particular focus on the dynamics of finance and investment;

    • Experience with the academic fields of sustainability transitions, energy policy, and energy finance;

    • At least one to two years¿ relevant work experience in the field of energy policy, energy finance, and energy systems with respect to research or practice, project management and fieldwork;

    • The ability to work in international research collaborations as well in partnership with social actors;

    • Track record and experience in managing and coordinating research projects;

    • The ability to communicate and write in English.


    • Evidence of international work in the sustainability-related science-policy field;

    • Specialist experience in transdisciplinary research and facilitation methods, with a preference for design thinking and 'techniques of futuring';

    • Evidence of strong scholarly performance and commitment to publishing;

    • Specialist experience in the energy transitions, energy finance, energy policy fields;

    • Participation in international development finance or climate finance networks.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Stellenbosch University on to apply

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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