The Social Science Research Council is currently seeking program assistants in two of its Africa programs. One is the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) program:

amani_logoFunded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, the African Peacebuilding Network (APN) supports independent African research on conflict-affected countries and neighboring regions of the continent and the integration of African knowledge into global policy communities. The APN facilitates research projects and networking activities involving African academics, policy analysts, and practitioners working on peacebuilding issues by offering competitive research grants and other forms of targeted support.

The other is the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa program:

The Next Generation of African Social Sciences Fellowship Program responds to a shortage of well-trained faculty in African higher education. The program offers fellowships to nurture the intellectual development and increase retention of early-career faculty in Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, and Uganda. Additionally, the program features a thematic focus on renewing basic research agendas that address peace, security, and development topics, and on strengthening interdisciplinary social science research capacity on these issues. Funded by Carnegie Corporation of New York, this project complements foundation initiatives to develop and strengthen the next generation of African scholars.

Find more details on the openings here (APN) and here (Next Generation), and check out Kujenga Amani, APN’s recently launched digital forum on peacebuilding in Africa.