SEI Asia is recruiting a highly motivated Research Fellow with a strong background in migration, climate change, and disasters research. The successful candidate will develop and execute research on the linkages between climate change, disasters, and development with migration and mobility.
Location: Bangkok, Thailand
Type of contract: Full-time, fixed-term, two-year contract with possibility of extension depending on funding availability and performance
Deadline: 31 March 2023
Start date: As soon as possible
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Based in Bangkok, SEI Asia has a diverse team of multinational experts who integrate scientific research with participatory approaches to co-develop and share knowledge, build partnerships, and influence policy for resilient development. SEI Asia’s work focuses on gender and social equity, climate adaptation, disaster risk reduction, water insecurity and integrated water resources management, transitional agriculture, renewable energy and urbanization.
SEI Asia is an affiliate of Chulalongkorn University (CU), Thailand. SEI and CU have an agreement to foster innovative scientific research combined with effective policy engagement on development and environmental challenges in Asia. The key areas of collaboration are intellectual engagement for joint research applications and fund mobilization, lectures and seminars for CU students, post-graduate supervision and examination, and CU–SEI employee links.
The successful candidate will be based at SEI’s Asia Centre in Bangkok, Thailand to develop and execute research on the linkages between climate change, disasters, and development with migration and mobility. This exciting position will involve spearheading high-quality research from design to policy influence. The Research Fellow will join the Migration and Mobility Hub and SEI’s global initiative on climate change adaptation, as well as contributing to the work of the Climate Change, Disasters and Development and other research clusters as appropriate.
The Research Fellow may also work across disciplines, sectors and teams including those working on gender, water, urban, and disaster issues. The position also has opportunities to mentor early-career researchers and regularly contribute to capacity building of multiple actors. A key part of the position is generating and communicating interdisciplinary research insights to a range of audiences, including high quality peer-review publications, policy briefs, and blogposts or podcasts.
The position is based in the SEI’s Asia Centre in Bangkok, Thailand and will report to the lead of the Migration and Mobility Hub, in coordination with the Climate Change, Disasters and Development cluster lead and the SEI Asia Centre Director.
Research and policy influence
Broader SEI responsibilities
You are an experienced social science researcher with a strong interest and proven track record in designing and implementing successful research projects in the area of migration, climate change disasters, and adaptation. You also have excellent writing skills and are able to communicate with a variety of actors. You are an outstanding team player who has good listening skills and capacity for collaboration in diverse and dynamic settings.
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With a team comprising over 17 nationalities, SEI welcomes global applicants for all posts, and provides an Internationally competitive level NGO salary and benefits package, with all employee contracts under Thai labour laws. For this post we expect candidates of Middle levels to apply
SEI is an equal opportunity employer and we consider all applicants on the basis of qualifications and competencies regardless but not limited to race, national origin, religious beliefs, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability and marital status. We are committed to ensuring diversity and equality within our organization and applicants from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
We are reviewing applications on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 31 March 2023, 23:59 Bangkok local time.
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