African Researchers Fellowship At University of Pretoria – South Africa 2020

African Researchers Fellowship At University of Pretoria – South Africa 2020

The Food Systems Research Network for Africa (FSNet-Africa) hosted by the University of Pretoria, South Africa, is offering a one-year postdoctoral fellowship starting January 2021, with the possibility of renewal for a further 2 years, dependent on satisfactory performance.

FSNet-Africa is a partnership between the University of Pretoria, the University of Leeds (United Kingdom) and (FANRPAN) which aims to conduct research that enhances understanding of Africa food systems and identify climates-mart, nutrition-sensitive, poverty-reducing interventions in six focus countries: Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia.

Application Deadline: 4th December 2020

Eligible Countries: Africa

Type: Postdoctoral 

Number of Awards: Not Specified

Value of Award: The value of the fellowship is ZAR 240,000 – ZAR 360, 000 per annum (dependent on experience) as a tax-free stipend. No benefits or travel allowances are included in the value of the fellowship.

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Duration of Award: 1 year with the possibility of extension


  • A PhD obtained in the past five years.
  • Experience in quantitative data analysis, and in-depth knowledge of statistical analysis methods.
  • Advanced proficiency in using either SPSS, R, Python or similar tools for data analysis.
  • Proficiency in developing and delivering online surveys.
  • Excellent English verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong IT skills, including – at minimum, advanced proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Detail-oriented with excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple deadlines.
  • Self-motivated, with the ability to get things done and a strong “end-product” orientation.
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How To Apply: Applicants should provide the following before 4 December 2020:

  • A letter of application describing their suitability for the fellowship
  • Certified copies of academic transcripts and evidence of having graduated with (or submitted for) the PhD degree
  • A CV including any publications or research output
  • An example of a written output – either an academic publication or technical report.
  • The names and contact details of 3 references.

Further information can be obtained from, and applications submitted to Dr Melody Mentz-Coetzee via email at [email protected]

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