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UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

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UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

The University of Dar es Salaam (UDSM) is the oldest and premier public university in Tanzania. It is situated 13 kilometers on the western side of the city of Dar es Salaam, occupying 1,625 acres on the observation hill, famously known as Mlimani in Kiswahili.

It was established on 25th October 1961 as the University College Dar es Salaam (UCD), an affiliate college of the University of London. It was temporarily hosted in the premises belonging to Tanganyika African National Union (TANU) located in Lumumba Street, Dar es Salaam from its establishment up to 1964 when it was moved to the current location at the Hill.

At its inception, it had only one faculty, the Faculty of Law, with 13 students among them one female, Julie Manning. In 1963, it became a constituent college of the University of East Africa together with Makerere University College in Uganda and Nairobi University College in Kenya. UDSM became a full-fledged university on 1st July 1970 through Act No. 12 of 1970.

PhD Scholarship

Governing Adaptation Finance for Transformation (GAP) University of Dar es Salaam

The University of Dar es Salaam, in collaboration with the GAP research group, would like
to invite interested and qualified candidates holding a graduate degree in Natural Resources Assessment and Management, Climate Change, Social Sciences and/or any relevant disciplines to apply for fully funded 2 PhD positions under the GAP research programme.

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

The GAP research programme

GAP focuses on analysing how (de)centralized modes of governance influence the distribution and use of finance for adaptation during implementation, using a comparative study of Tanzania and Kenya. GAP’s overall goal is to provide evidence for how and by whom decisions are taken, and on what and where adaptation funds are spent.

GAP is organized around 3 analytical components, each unfolded in a work package (WP), focused on: the financial architecture of adaptation finance in Tanzania and Kenya (WP1); the politics of adaptation finance in Tanzania and Kenya (WP2), and building North-South partnerships and capacity for scrutinising adaptation finance and make policy recommendations for how they may become transformative (WP3).

GAP is funded by the Consultative Research Committee for Development Research (FFU)
under Denmark’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs (DANIDA). The 2 PhD positions are invited to contribute to the WP1 and WP2 of the programme.

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

General conditions for the PhD positions:

1. The positions are fully funded and come with an attractive package.

2. Successful PhD candidates will be enrolled at the University of Dar es Salaam, Institute of Resource Assessment (IRA) to pursue a PhD in Climate Change and Sustainable Development

3. The duration of the scholarship is 3.5 years and starts November 2021. It includes a
research stay in Denmark.

4. The candidates are expected to undertake about seven months of fieldwork in Dar es
Salaam and Dodoma at the national level and Arusha region in the selected study

UNIVERSITY OF DAR ES SALAAM
INSTITUTE OF RESOURCE ASSESSMENT
P.O. BOX 35097 DAR ES SALAAM – TANZANIA
Direct line: +255-222410144
Extension: 2410
Telefax: +255-222410393
E-mail: [email protected]
Website: www.ira.udsm.ac.tz

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

The University of Dar es Salaam is an Equal-Opportunity institution committed to non-discriminatory manner of students admission and staff recruitment LGAs; and to fully participate in GAP project activities; as well as follow UDSM Postgraduate studies regulations.

a. The candidate in WP1 will have a strong climate change adaptation profile and interest in financial architectures, decentralisation, government policies and practices on climate change adaptation, and link this knowledge, and the results from WP1 to the political economy, and associated adaptation finance in selected study areas

b. The candidate in WP2 will have a strong social science profile and interest in governance, decentralization, policies and practices on climate change adaptation, and be able to link this knowledge, and results from WP2 to understandings of governance of adaptation finance in local and regional contexts.

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

Eligibility criteria

a) The candidate for WP 1 (Focus on rural settings/LGAs)

 A master’s degree in Climate change, natural resources assessment and management,
social science, or another relevant field

 Be highly motivated to develop an academic career and to pursue fulltime doctoral
studies.

 Be willing to conduct fieldwork in rural district councils/local government authorities
of the Arusha region, and preferably possess previous fieldwork experience.

 Ideally have been engaged in climate change adaptation issues before.

 Be willing to travel and actively participate in the GAP project activities.

 Possess good writing and communication skills.

 Be a constructive and engaged team worker.

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

b) The candidate for WP 2 (Focus on urban settings/LGAs)

 A master’s degree in Anthropology, Climate change, or another relevant social
science field.

 Be highly motivated to develop an academic career and to pursue fulltime doctoral
studies.

 Be willing to conduct fieldwork in urban local government authorities of the Arusha
region, and preferably possess previous fieldwork experience

 Ideally have been engaged in climate change adaptation and governance issues before.

 Be willing to travel and actively participate in the GAP project activities.

 Possess good writing and communication skills.

 Be a constructive and engaged team worker.

The University of Dar es Salaam is an Equal-Opportunity institution committed to non-discriminatory manner of students admission and staff recruitment

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

Application process

Applicants are invited to develop a short PhD concept note that takes departure in at least 2 of the following 4 questions:

1. What are the essential factors in the historical and/or contemporary socio-political
context that can inform the politics of adaptation in Tanzania?

2. In what way may ambiguity over adaptation terminologies (i.e. understandings of what constitutes adaptive actions) lead to confusion, opportunistic influence or direct interference with funds that are being channelled down to the implementation level in Tanzania?

3. How and why may we understand access to adaptation funds as an arena for political
contestation between actors and institutions or struggles between (in)formal institutions?

4. What could be the appropriate pathways of funds allocated for adaptation action to
implementing institutions

The concept note should be about 4 pages (max 1,600 words, excluding references) and
outline a focus for the proposed PhD project.

The following details must be included:

 Statement of the research problem

 Research questions

 Theoretical framework or Conceptual Framework?

 Selection and rationale thereof of the proposed study district in Arusha region

 Methodological approach, including fieldwork considerations

 Time plan In addition to this concept note, submission of the application should be accompanied by the following documents:

 A detailed CV stating the applicant’s educational and professional history

 Copies of academic certificates and transcripts

 An electronic copy of the applicant’s relevant publications

 Contact details of two references

 If possible, an admission letter

The University of Dar es Salaam is an Equal-Opportunity institution committed to non-discriminatory manner of students admission and staff recruitment

UDSM GAP PHD SCHOLARSHIP 2021/2022

The application Deadline for submitting the application is 20th September 2021 at 12 noon (East African Time).

Applications should be sent by email with the subject title ‘GAP PhD application’ to the
Director, Institute of Resource Assessment ([email protected]) and copy to Dr. Noah Makula
Pauline ([email protected] and [email protected]). For access to a detailed
GAP research programme description and more information about the PhD call, please
contact Dr. Noah Makula Pauline.

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

The assessment committee will consist of a panel of UDSM and GAP researchers.
Interviews with short-listed candidates will take place in the last week of September.

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