Vacancy: Research Assistants (still open)


Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates for the post of Research Assistants on a contractual basis to work with the National Working Group (NWG) on a Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa (CODESRIA) funded research project entitled: “Reappropriating the Empowerment and Citizenship Discourse-The Gender Divides of Mauritian Society”. Beyond administrative matters, this post also entails assistance in collection and analysis of primary and secondary data as well as on-site visits as and when necessary.

Applicants should be holders of at least a first Degree in Economics, Sociology, Political Scienc or Media and Communication including related disciplines. Preference will be given to holders of Masters Degrees. Candidates will be expected to demonstrate adequate level of analytical skills and adopt an interdisciplinary approach. They will also need to work in close collaboration with all the members of the NWG. Priority will be given to those who have been involved in surveys and primary data collection.

Upon successful appointment, the Research Assistants will be paid a monthly stipend equivalent to Rs 21,000 per month.

Duration of Contract:
The appointment will be on a contractual basis for a period of 2 months starting June 2014. The Research Assistant will be based at the Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities and will work under a team co-ordinated by Professor Sheila Bunwaree (

Interested applicants are advised to send their CV with a covering memo and submitted through sealed envelope personally or by post by 21st April 2014 (Update: You can still send your CV as the vacancy is still on) to the following address:

Professor Sheila Bunwaree, Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities
University of Mauritius, Reduit

Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. Short listed candidates will be called for an interview on 25th April 2014. Update: The interview is postponed to mid-May. Exact date to be communicated.

The National Working Group reserves the right:
i) to call for interview only the most appropriately and best qualified applicants;
ii) not to make any appointment as a result of this advertisement.

Professor Sheila Bunwaree
Department of Social Studies, Faculty of Social Studies and Humanities
University of Mauritius, Tel: 403 7934
Date Issued/Advertised: 14th April 2014


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