Research Fellow: The West Africa Peace and Security Network (WAPSN): From Network Partnerships to Impact, Innovation and Income

Vacancy Description – Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences School of Area Studies, History, Politics and Literature Research Fellow Employment type: Fixed-term contract for 18 months Employment basis: Full-time Salary: £35,845 – £39,152 per annum  Post number: ZZ006142 Date published: 26 March 2020 Closing date: 18 April 2020 Interview date: 05 May 2020 The University of Portsmouth is a dynamic and ambitious institution with a track record of success. One of only four universities in the south east of England to achieve a Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework, it is also ranked 21st in the 2020 Guardian League Table University Guide, and 113th in the Times Higher Young University World Rankings. The University of Portsmouth is looking for an exceptional candidate to join us as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow specialising in West African security. With support from established academics, you will be responsible for pursuing your own research agenda on West African Security, applying for research funding (both for group projects and individual funding) and promoting the University of Portsmouth at external events. We would particularly welcome specialists on Security and Development in the Sahel region. You will work with the Principal Investigators to support a Faculty Strategic Project entitled ‘The […]

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Update on Central African Republic

According to RFI, the security situation in Central African Republic continues to deteriorate. The number of victims and internally displaced people increases constantly. However, according to an International Crisis Group report, local initiatives give a glimmer of hope. Humanitarian aid has improved, some ex-combatants have become motorbike taxi drivers. Stabilising the country of 622,000 square kilometers outside Bangui still remains a difficult task. The numbers of soldiers, gendarmes and policemen outside the capital remain insufficient and the deployed soldiers rely heavily on MINUSCA for logistics.    

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