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Call for Applications for Postdoctoral, PhD, Master’s and Undergraduate Student Interns at the University of Dar es Salaam Research Chair in Forced Displacement (UDSM-RCFD) with a Focus on East Africa

LERRN is pleased to announce the following Call for Applications from the University of Dar es Salaam, and our Partner Organization, the International Development Research Centre (IDRC). The following info can be found on the UDSM website or downloaded as a PDF:

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Project summary and background

With the support of the International Development Research Centre (IDRC), the University of Dar es Salaam Research Chair on Forced Displacement (UDSM-RCFD), located in the Department of Geography, College of Social Sciences under the project titled Strengthening Knowledge, Evidence Use and Leadership in the Global South on Forced Displacement: Focus on East Africa has established a Research Chair which conducts research, seminars, policy dialogues, capacity building and outreach activities on forced displacement/displaced.

The UDSM-RCFD is inviting applications for postdoctoral, doctoral, master’s and undergraduate interns who will work in the research, policy and outreach programmes. The UDSM-RCFD is a multidisciplinary entity with members from Geography, Law, Sociology, Political Science, Economics, Development Studies, Business School, and Food Science and covers Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Burundi and Rwanda. The RCFD focuses on two major types of forced displacement namely the refugees and internally-displaced persons (IDPs). With the IDPs, the research expands to include climate change, disaster, conservation or development-induced displacements such as construction and extraction industries and urban policies. The research conducted under the Chair will embrace a gender-transformative research approach, focusing on the adaptive capacity of the displaced, raising the voices of the displaced people, studying the existing social and legal protection, designing and outreach programmes on empowerment and conducting policy dialogues to ensure democratic and inclusive governance; sustainable and economic inclusion.

Submission requirements

Applications should include a statement of interest, a CV, and a concept note. Upon being accepted, more documents will be required. Female candidates and individuals who have experienced displacement are encouraged to apply.

Applications are to be submitted by email to the Research Chair of the UDSM-RCFD, Dr. Opportuna Kweka: and copied to

Application Deadline:

Monday, January 30, 2023.

Any enquiries related to the call and application process should be sent by email to the Research Chair of the UDSM-RCFD, Dr. Opportuna Kweka:

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