Tailored opportunities: Short-term postdoctoral research fellowship-Scientific review of Ecosystem based adaptation


The (African Climate & Development Initiative) ACDI is in the processing of developing its research strategy with regards to ecosystem based adaptation, in the broader context of UCT’s ecosystem services, livelihoods and climate change research.  This research strategy will support the ACDI to leverage funding to identify and address critical research gaps that need to be addressed to make EbA a viable adaption intervention/ strategy under different contextual settings throughout Africa, and to train the next generation of African researchers in this key area.


  • The candidate should be a PhD holder within the last five years with topics related to ecosystem services, climate change adaptation or integrated natural resources management, with demonstrated ability to produce peer-reviewed research articles, excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, desire to work in an interdisciplinary research setting


  • No benefits or allowances are included in the Fellowship, but the fellowship stipend is tax free.
  • The successful applicant will be required to register as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Cape Town immediately and will not be considered a UCT employee.
  • The value of the fellowship is ZAR 60 000 for 3 months.


Applicants should submit: (i) an application letter that includes a short description of their expertise and research interests, and how these relate to the position, (ii) a CV including a publication list, (iii) copies of academic transcripts and/or certificates, and (iv) email addresses of at least two references who been directly involved in their PhD and/or previous postdoctoral research.


Applications should be emailed to: nomabelu.somatube@uct.ac.za before 31 January 2018.

Interviews will take place in the week of 5-9 February 2018 and the successful candidate is expected to start as soon as possible thereafter.

Contact details for submission of applications: Noma Somatube at nomabelu.somatube@uct.ac.za or http://www.acdi.uct.ac.za/vacancies/short-term-postdoctoral-research-fellowship-scientific-review-ecosystem-based-adaptation

Contact details for enquiries about the fellowship topic and ACDI: mark.new@uct.ac.za

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I am an Agricultural Economist and now I am PhD candidate in Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Forest and Resource Economics.

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