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Internship at consultancy firm (Germany): project management focusing on evaluation

Particip GmbH, a consultancy firm specialized in international development cooperation, humanitarian
aid and public diplomacy, is hiring an intern for their evaluations team (deadline 13 May). More information here.

Securing Water for Food project seeks student field evaluators for summer research project

Are you a recent Masters-level graduate or current Masters-level student who wants to participate in a self-paced, dynamic, and meaningful research project in Ethiopia, India, Uganda, Bangladesh or South Africa? SWFF seeks Field Evaluators to conduct in-country, field research in summer 2019. More information here.

5 PhD Positions in Transformation to Sustainability; Grassroots Social Movements in Agriculture

Utrecht University has opened five new positions for PhD candidates in the field of Transformation to Sustainability, with a focus on radical grassroots innovations in agriculture. The five PhD candidates will become part of the new, cutting-edge international research programme "Societal transformation to sustainability through the unmaking of capitalism? A comparative study of radical grassroots innovations" (UNMAKING). More information here.

Product Development Manager (YEP) – Max Water Social Business, Bangladesh

Max Foundation addresses the need for water in the houses of the Bangladeshi rural population through a scalable and financially viable piped scheme model. They are looking for a young entrepreneurial thinker, a Dutch YEP person that will operate from Dhaka. More information here.

PhD candidate ‘Amazonian Forest Governance to Sustainability’

The Centre for Latin American Research and Documentation (CEDLA, University of Amsterdam) is hiring a PhD researcher for a new project ‘Amazonian Governance to Enable Transformations to Sustainability’, led by Dr Fabio de Castro. More information here.

2 International land administration professionals at Kadaster International

Kadaster International is looking for 2 land administration professionals to work in an advisory position on international land administration projects. More information here.

2 PhD positions at IDS on Investment-Induced Displacement and Resettlement in Mozambique

At IDS (Utrecht University) we are hiring 2 PhD candidates for our NWO ASPASIA project Inside the investment frontier", on investment-induced displacement and resettlement in Mozambique. More information here.

Internship Migration & Refugees at Cordaid (in Dutch)

Cordaid is hiring an intern from 1 September 2018 onwards, focusing on lobby and advocacy on the topic of migration / refugees in the Netherlands, Europe and internationally. More information here (in Dutch)

PhD position on transitions in basic service sectors and slum upgrading in African cities

This position is at the Eawag, the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, and starts in October 2018. More information here.

Nuffic hiring a researcher on student internationalization (in Dutch)

Nuffic, the Dutch organization for internationalization of education, is looking for a researcher on the topic of internationalization in primary and secondary education, with qualitative and quantitative methods. More information here.

BothEnds looking for interns on various topics

BothEnds is looking for interns / volunteers for seven different assignments for their office in Amsterdam; various of these assignments include research. More information here.

OECD Watch Network Coordinator / SOMO Researcher

This vacancy is twofold: as OECD Watch Network Coordinator you will lead the secretariat of OECD Watch and represent the network in international policy fora. As a SOMO researcher, you will carry out research and advocacy within SOMO’s Rights, Remedy and Accountability (RRA) programme. More information here.

Two junior positions at BothEnds

The Dutch NGO BothEnds currently offers two junior officer positions: one on sustainable water management and climate adaptation, and one on sustainable land governance and climate adaptation. More information here.

Intern Programmes at ActionAid

ActionAid is looking for an Intern Programmes to support with the documentation of program outcomes and broader program activities (should be registered as MA student). More information here.

Lecturer in Development Studies

The Sociology of Development and Change Group (SDC) at Wageningen University is looking for a candidate for the position of lecturer in development studies (should have a recent or nearly completed PhD). More information here.

GIZ internships on migration management in Ethiopia and Djibouti

GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) is hiring one or more expatriate interns for the Better Migration Management project in Ethiopia and Djibouti, to be based in Addis Ababa. More information here.

Advisor on international affairs / EU lobbyist, Municipality of Utrecht

Represent the Municipality of Utrecht in their international ambitions in this challenging position (in Dutch). More information here.

Two research positions on CSR in East Asia at LeidenAsiaCentre

LeidenAsiaCentre is searching for two researchers for a project on Corporate Social Responsibility in East Asia, starting February 2018 to March 2019. Recent graduates and PhD researchers are eligible to apply for these positions. Deadline 22 January 2018. More information here and here.

Internship at the World Resources Institute – Europe Liaison office

The World Resources Institute (WRI) is a global research organization. The Intern will provide key research and operational support to the WRI Europe Liaison office in The Hague, and will be able to take over an assignment within one or more of WRI's core focus areas: food, forests, water, energy, climate, or cities. Start Date: 1st March 2018. More information here.

Internship Migration & Refugees at Cordaid (in Dutch)

In this internship you support Cordaid's and the Caritas network's lobby & advocacy work in the field of migration and refugee policy in the Netherlands and Europe. Deadline: 11 January 2018. More information here.

Programme officer Human rights & business (in Dutch)

The human rights organization India Committee of the Netherlands (ICN) or Landelijke India Werkgroep (LIW) is hiring a programme officer on their human rights and business programme. The vacancy is only available in Dutch. Deadline: 13 December 2017. More information here.

Oxfam Novib Academy internship positions

The Oxfam Novib Academy looks for interns twice a year to start in February and September to assist teams with specific research questions. Applications for the internship positions on many different topics for the Spring period of 2018 are now open: more information here.

KIT Gender seeking 2 interns

The gender department of the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam is hiring one Research Assistant on gender, food security and agriculture, and one Programme Assistant on the Professional Development Programme for Gender Trainers.

Intern for 2SCALE project at BoPInc

The 2SCALE project is one of the largest agribusiness incubators in Africa, working with farmers and small scale entrepreneurs to improve rural livelihoods and food and nutrition security in nine countries in Africa. The intern will start September 1, 2017. More information here.

Two trainee positions at UTZ

Do you have a passion for sustainability in business? UTZ (a label and program for sustainable farming worldwide) is looking for a trainee Productivity Environment and a trainee Social Issues. Deadline 28 June 2017.

IRC offers 6-month internships on WASH (The Hague)

IRC is an international think-and-do tank that works with governments, NGOs, entrepreneurs and people around the world to find long-term solutions to the global crisis in water, sanitation and hygiene services. IRC has recently started facilitating internship opportunities. More information on current internship positions is available here.

Graduate Editor/Communications Position at Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC)

The Rachel Carson Center for Environment and Society (RCC), an international, interdisciplinary research institute located in Munich, is looking for a recent graduate and/or doctoral student to join its communications team. Deadline May 31 2017. More information here.

UTZ is looking for a Partnerships Officer

Do you want to be involved in the international dynamics of sustainability, where ideals and pragmatism meet? Required: proven track record in writing successful project and program proposals; up to date with CSR and sustainable economic development. Deadline: April 3. More information here. 

Research internship on migration diversity

The Dutch Scientific Council for Government Policy (WRR) is looking for an intern to conduct quantitative research on migration diversity in the Netherlands. More information here (in Dutch).

Rutgers looking for a planning, monitoring and evaluation advisor for advocacy on SRH

Rutgers leads the Right Here Right Now (RHRN) strategic partnership. The main aim of this partnership is to strengthen the capacity of partners and to advocate towards governments responsible for law and policy development, budgeting and implementation in the field of sexual and reproductive health and rights of young people. RHRN operates in ten countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America and in the Caribbean. Youth participation and country ownership are crucial elements of the programme. They are looking for an enthusiastic and experienced Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Advisor in the field of advocacy for the RHRN international advocacy programme. More information here. 

Policy officer: Mondiaal FNV

Mondiaal FNV is looking for a policy officer for the Asia region.  Mondiaal FNV is part of the FNV trade union confederation. FNV Mondiaal supports projects in over 100 countries located in Africa, Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe through resources from the Ministry of Development Cooperation of FNV and its affiliates. More information here (in Dutch). 

Junior researcher opportunity in project on Ghanaian and Indonesian diaspora in Europe

The Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space is hiring a junior researcher (65 %) in the Volkswagen-funded research project "New regional formations: rapid environmental change and migration in coastal regions in Ghana and Indonesia”, in the subproject “Migrant trajectories” as soon as possible. More information here. 

Great opportunity with Shared Value Foundation in Indonesia

Shared Value Foundation is currently looking for a candidate who is available to conduct a bottom-up impact study of infrastructural projects in Indonesia that are funded by the Netherlands. We’re searching for a recent IDS-graduate (master’s level) who can start this temporary assignment as soon as possible and has relevant fieldwork experience in Indonesia. In addition, we’re looking for someone who likes to take the initiative, who is analytic and willing to spend at least 2 months in the field. Knowledge of Bahasa Indonesia is a plus! 

Shared Value Foundation conducts bottom-up field research for companies and organisations that are operating in developing countries to stimulate shared value creation. By linking up recent IDS-graduates and their knowledge with these companies and organisations, we aim to help them increasing their development impact. 

Are you interested in working for Shared Value Foundation as a consultant in Indonesia? Send a brief motivation and your CV or direct your questions to Romy Santpoort.

Do you not have experience in Indonesia, but you are interested to conduct research for Shared Value Foundation in the future? Sign up for our talent pool, and we’ll contact you when we have a project that fits your experience. 

PhD positions on transnational youth mobilities at Maastricht University

Looking for PhD opportunity on transnational migration? The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, Department Technology and Society Studies, Maastricht University is looking for three PhDs to conduct ethnographic research amongst youth of Ghanaian migrant background in four case-study countries. More information here.

AFEW International is looking for interns

AFEW International (AIDS Foundation East-West) is looking for interns with a keen interest in the topic of labour migrants and mobility in Eastern Europe and Central Asia (EECA). Full-time internship contains a combination of desk- and field research for 4-6 months. See their website for more information!

Assistant CSR Officer at Nature's Pride

An private sector opportunity in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility: Nature's Pride, a vegetable & fruits distribution company, is looking for a new colleague in the field of sustainable trade. More information here (in Dutch). 

Interns and recent grads needed: Akvo West Africa & YEP

Akvo is looking for interns or recent graduates interested in joining the team for assignments in West Africa through the Young Expert Program. Akvo works on improving the development sector by assisting organizations by means of tools for data collection, data analysis, reporting and communication and knowledge (see Akvo website for more information). Contact Dagmar Verbeek or Machteld Galema for more information and to express interest. Good luck!

Project officer market intelligence:  Netherlands Enterprise Agency (Dutch)

The Netherlands Enterprise Agency (RVO) has a vacancy in the field of marketing and communication for CBI (Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries). CBI Market Intelligence develops information for exporters, business support organisations and policy makers from developing countries and provides up-to-date insights on trends, competition, market channels and market requirements in the European market for 27 sectors. Deadline 20 May 2016.  More information here.

University of Vienna: doctorate & post-doctorate positions

The Department of Geography and Regional Research at the University of Vienna has open positions, both post-doc and PhD, dealing with population dynamics, environmental change and development, including forced migration and displacement. Deadline to apply is no later than 16 February 2016. More information about the positions and how to apply is available here and here.

Internship at Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Direction Green Growth: Cluster Food Security (Dutch)

Het cluster Voedselzekerheid is op zoek naar een stagiair(e) vanaf begin maart 2016 voor minimaal 5 en maximaal 6 maanden. Het gaat om een meeloopstage bij het cluster voedselzekerheid waarbij de stagiair(e) onder begeleiding van een beleidsmedewerker voorkomende werkzaamheden uitvoert en zich kan ontwikkelen op de competenties die bij deze functie horen (coördineren, samenwerken, strategisch inzicht, organisatie-sensitiviteit, netwerken, resultaatgerichtheid, initiatief nemen). Daarnaast biedt deze stage enige ruimte om je eigen agenda in te vullen met opdrachten binnen IGG. Meer informatie hier of hier.  Via deze emailadressen kan ook CV en motivatiebrief worden opgestuurd, uiterlijk op maandag 11 januari 2016 . 

M&E Officer: UTZ Certified

UTZ Certified, a label and a program for sustainable farming worldwide, is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Officer for their Amsterdam office. Click here for more information. or to apply. Good luck!

Programme coordinator Business & Politics (Clean Clothes Campaign)

Schone Kleren Campagne (Dutch division of Clean Clothes Campaign) aims to improve working conditions in the international fashion industry. They are looking for a new colleague for their politics, lobby and business activities. Deadline 16 November. More information here (in Dutch). 

3 PhD positions at UU 'Digital Crossings in Europe. Gender, Diaspora and Belonging'

Based at Utrecht University's department of Media and Culture Studies, these three PhDs will work on a project that aims to investigate the relation between migration and digital technologies, in particular the way in which the ‘connected migrant’ contributes to new forms of European integration and cosmopolitan citizenship. Deadline 30 October. More information here. 

Internship at Migration Policy Institute in Brussels

MPI Europe is seeking candidates for a full-time internship in Brussels for Autumn 2015, offering a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge and practical experience working with a broad network of experts in a wide range of policy areas, including EU immigration and asylum systems, labor migration, and immigrant integration. The deadline for applications is October 27. More information here.

IDS is looking for alums working in migration and development!

As IDS is establishing a number of new activities in the field of Migration & Development, we would like to be in touch with alumni who have expertise in the field of migration and refugee issues. If you have involvement or expertise in this field, please send a mail with a brief description to Annelies Zoomers, head of IDS, who will then contact you to talk about possible collaboration.

Three ISS/NWO PhD positions on politics of disaster in cases where disaster happens in conflict situation

The Institute of Social Studies in The Hague (part of Erasmus University Rotterdam) invites applications for three fully funded PhD positions commencing in January 2016. The positions will be part of the research project entitled ‘When disasters meet conflict. Disaster response of humanitarian aid and local state and non-state institutions in different conflict scenarios’. More information here. 

Four PhD positions at ISS on the socio‐environmental impacts of oil extraction in Ecuador and Peru

The International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (The Netherlands) offers four positions to join an exciting and dynamic multidisciplinary group carrying on research on the socio‐environmental impacts of hydrocarbon extraction in the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Amazon. The positions require willingness and ability to conduct long‐term participatory
field research in the Amazon. More information here. 

CIFOR post-doc on gender & land

CIFOR is seeking a qualified, committed and collaborative post-doctoral fellow to undertake research on gender and agribusiness expansion in tropical countries. The successful candidate will document the mediating factors that affect rural women and men in the process of agribusiness expansion, and assess how different outcomes can be realized under smallholder-inclusive investment models. The post-doctoral fellow will be a part of the CGIAR Research Consortium on Forest, Trees and Agroforestry (CRP FTA) Flagship 5 on “Global Trade and Investments”, and work closely with researchers at CRP Policy Institutions and Markets (PIM) and CRP Water Land and Ecosystems (WLE), focusing on the gender differentiated impacts of large-scale land and water acquisition. For more information, check out the announcement here.

Researcher in development and digital labor

The Oxford Institute is looking for a researcher in development and digital labor to work on the IDRC-funded project "Microwork and virtual production networks in Sub-Sahran Africa and Southeast Asia." Find out more and apply online (before October 1, 2015) here.

Project coordinator at Cross Your Borders

Looking for a job related to youth, education and development? Cross your Borders is looking for a project coordinator who will organize educational projects on international development in Dutch schools. More information here (in Dutch).

International Cooperation Policy Fellow at SOLIDAR, Brussels

SOLIDAR is looking for a young and dynamic candidate to join the team in Brussels as an International Cooperation Policy Fellow. Deadline: 4 September. More information here. 

Opportunity for self-sustained internship with the CIAT Gender & Climate Change team

The Gender & Climate Change team of the International Centre for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT) is seeking a self-sustained (outbased) master student for a 6 month (part time) internship. CIAT is an international research center located in Cali, Colombia and works on international projects in Africa, Asia and Latin America. More information here. 

Research internships at Kadaster International

Kadaster International offers various interesting research internships related to land administration in an international development context (in Dutch). More information here. 

Internship: Project officer Sustainable Entrepreneurship at VBDO, Utrecht

The Dutch Association of Investors for Sustainable Development (VBDO) is looking for an intern to work as a project officer on sustainable / responsible investment and business (in Dutch). More information here. 

Internship on Indigenous and Community Land Rights (Global Campaign) at Oxfam Novib

The Oxfam Novib Academy is looking for a student with a relevant background in the area of land rights about for the duration of 3-6 months and at least 3 days a week. Start Date: 31st of August. More information here. 

Vacancy for junior staff 'Sustainable Land Use' at BothEnds

Excellent position for recent graduates: BothEnds is hiring a junior staff to work on sustainable land use (in Dutch): more information here. 

Internship Migration and Development at Cordaid Netherlands

Cordaid Netherlands is looking for an intern on Global Governance of Migration and Development from August to December 2015. Deadline: 17 June. More information here (in Dutch). 

New Business Challenge 2015: Ghana

Participate in a unique business case competition where 20 Dutch and 20 Ghanaian students work together in Ghana and the Netherlands on actual business cases. More information here. 

Participate in Masterclass Storytelling

LokaalMondiaal is looking for ambitious campaigners with an interest in the topic of women, peace and security, to participate in a Masterclass Storytelling from August to November 2015 (in Dutch). More information here. 

PhD vacancy at RU Nijmegen: Migrant Entrepreneurs as Actors of Urban Change and Innovation

The Nijmegen School of Management at Radboud University of Nijmegen is looking for a PhD candidate for the research project Migrant Entrepreneurs as Actors of Urban Change and Innovation. Deadline: 30 June 2015. More information here

Research associate on Migration (University of Luxembourg)

The Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning of the University of Luxembourg is looking for a research associate (M/F) for a research project on migration. Application deadline is 22 May 2015.  More information here. 

UNICEF: Interns needed in Jordan

UNICEF Jordan Country Office invites applications from students enrolled in a relevant Masters program for a full-time internship from 1 July to 31 August 2015.

The internship offers an opportunity to explore issues related to a variety of areas such as child protection, health and nutrition, education, and water and sanitation within a “social cohesion” theme that was launched in response to the Syria emergency, and the influx of refugees to Jordan. The assignment involves a combination of desk and field work, and interns will be grouped into teams of 2 or 3, and work under the supervision of selected research section staff.

For more information, please see the application form and the guidelines for the application process. The application deadline is 7 May, 2015. Good luck!

IDSAA content editors needed

IDSAA is looking for volunteer content editors who will contribute to keeping the news stream on our website up to date and relevant on all things IDS (think job vacancies, seminars, news stories, etc.). Are you interested in joining our team as we build this growing platform? Then read on...

IDLO vacancy: program coordinator in The Hague

The International Development Law Organization (IDLO) is looking for a part time Program Coordinator for their Indonesia Rule of Law Program. IDLO are looking for a candidate that speaks Dutch and is familiar with Dutch institutions working on Rule of Law. Application deadline is March 8, 2015. More information is available here.

Vacancies BICC: project officers in Sudan and Mali

BICC (Bonn International Center for Conversion) is looking for two project officers in Sudan and Mali. More information here.

Vacancy: Fian International

Fian International is looking for a Communications Officer to join their Heidelberg office. For more information, please see the full announcement here. Please apply by February 1, 2015.

Intern Lobby & Advocacy at Context, international cooperation (Utrecht)

Context, international cooperation is a social business whose mission is to improve the performance of individuals, organisations and businesses that deliver social change. They are currently hiring two interns for the period of 1 February - 1 July 2015. One internship is in the field of Lobby & Advocacy, and the other in Research and Project Assistance. More information (in Dutch) here.

Publish an article about your thesis on OneWorld

OneWorld, the largest Dutch website on global interconnectedness and sustainable development, gives you the opportunity to publish an article about your thesis on their website. If your thesis is related to sustainable development (in the broadest sense) and was graded with 8 or higher, you are invited to contact OneWorld: more information (in Dutch) here.

Stagiair wetenschapsjournalistiek Duurzame Ontwikkeling en Internationale Samenwerking m/v (in Dutch)

NCDO is per direct op zoek naar een enthousiaste kandidaat voor de functie Stagiair wetenschapsjournalistiek Duurzame Ontwikkeling en Internationale Samenwerking, met als specifieke expertise communicatie (ten minste 16 uur per week, voor een periode van zes maanden). De deadline is 7 november. Meer informatie hier.

Internship at Netherlands-African Business Council (NABC)

The Netherlands-African Business Council is offering a dynamic internship in an international business environment, as a project coordinator. More information here.

Research competition on entrepreneurship in fragile states

A great idea for a research project on entrepreneurship development in fragile states? Participate in SPARK’s Research Competition during the IGNITE! Conference in order to receive funding and monitoring for your research project! Deadline for submissions is November 6 th  2014.  More information here. 

Land Matrix Project Support Coordinator

The Land Matrix Initiative (LMI) is a global and independent initiative monitoring competition over land use in the Global South. Its goal is to facilitate an open development community of citizens, researchers, policy-makers and technology specialists to promote transparency and accountability in decisions over land and investment. In the framework of LMI expansion and decentralization, it has been decided to establish a Project Support Unit (PSU), for which a Coordinator is sought. The PSU Coordinator is responsible for organizing, monitoring and improving project activities and will be based in Pretoria (South Africa). The deadline for responding to this vacancy is 31 October 2014. More information here.

Red Cross looking for young WASH experts

The Dutch Red Cross is contracting three urban and rural young WASH experts in the Philippines, Zambia and Malawi. More information here.

Womankind Worldwide offers Erasmus work placement

Womankind Worldwide is an international women's rights charity working in partnership with local women's rights organization in Africa, Asia and Latin America to prevent violence against women and increase women's political and civil participation. You can find more information on their work here.

Womankind Worldwide is interested in hosting a work placement student through the Erasmus+ Scheme at their office in London. This opportunity might be of particular interest to students of International Development Studies. For more information please contact them here.

UoA: PhD scholarships in sustainable landscapes

The University of Amsterdam's Department of Human Geography has three PhD scholarships within the project Inclusive partnerships and innovation platforms for sustainable landscapes and greater food sovereignty among tree crop farmers in Ghana and South Africa. Go here and here for more information on the project and how to apply. Closing date is September 7, 2014.

IFPRI: Associate Research Fellow

The International Food Policy Research Institute is looking for an Associate Research Fellow for research on policies, institutions and climatic risk. For more information or to apply by August 25, 2014, please visit the announcement. Good luck!

Account manager FairTrade

The Fair Trade International business team at Eosta BV is looking for an Account Manager to help manage our organic and fair trade chain of fruits and vegetables. While we currently sell sustainable products from our worldwide growers in Europe, the Far East and USA, we are extending our sales to Southern Europe. For more information and to apply, please see the job announcement at Greenjobs.

Cordaid Internship Migration & Development

Cordaid Netherlands is looking for an intern to support their Migration And Development (MADE) project and network. Check out more information about this opportunity here (in Dutch).

Africa Thesis Award

The African Studies Centre in Leiden, aiming to encourage students to study and write about African cultures and societies, is looking for outstanding thesis for their annual Africa Thesis Award. The award, € 1000 and publication in the ASC’s African Studies Collection, is presented to a student whose Master’s thesis has been completed on the basis of research conducted on Africa and which received a score of 8 or higher. For more information on how to apply, check out the flyer. The deadline is July 11, 2014. Good luck!

PhD positions in Climate Change

The Doktoratskolleg ‘Climate Change – Uncertainties, Thresholds and Coping Strategies’, funded by the Austrian Science Foundation, has 16 PhD positions available. More information here.

Internship in economic and social rights at Justitia et Pax Netherlands

Justitia et Pax Netherlands, located in the Hague, is looking for an intern for four days a week for the period May 1st to September 1st. Activities include assisting the program officer on economic and social justice, particularly in relation to land rights, conducting research and developing proposals. Applicants must be proficient in both Dutch and English. For the full job description and application procedure, see here.

PhD position for SSA citizens: Right Livelihood College

The Right Livelihood College - Bonn and the German Academic Exchange Service are offering a three year PhD scholarship for candidates from Sub-Sahara Africa to study "Productivity and Sustainability of Ecological Organic Agriculture Systems in Kenya." Deadline for applications is April 31, 2014. Full details are available here.

People & Planet: Interns needed

People & Planet has three paid internship positions running from August 2014 until July 2015 and based in Oxford. Don't delay - interviews are currently scheduled to take place the week beginning 26th May 2014!

PhD positions in water governance

The Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management at Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands has openings for two PhD candidates for interdisciplinary research projects in water governance. For more information on how to apply, click on the following links: Shifting Grounds Project and Strengthening Strategic Delta Planning. Deadline to apply is April 30, 2014.

Opportunity for IDS alumni: internship on Responsible Business / Shared Value (Dutch)


Graag kom ik in contact met afgestudeerden (MSc ontwikkelingsstudies, antropologen, economen etc.) met onderzoekservaring in Azië, Afrika en Latijns Amerika, die het interessant vinden samen te werken met Nederlandse midden-en kleinbedrijven (MKB) en beschikbaar zijn voor uitzendingnaar het buitenland in het kader van een pilot project op het terrein van Responsible Business en Shared Value.

Aard van activiteiten :

Het ondersteunen van Nederlandse MKB-ers in het ontwikkelen van activiteiten in Azië, Afrika en Latijns Amerika (behulpzaam zijn bij het zoeken van informatie, leggen van contacten, het ontwikkelen van een strategie om ontwikkelingsrelevantie te verhogen).

Nadere informatie wordt verstrekt aan geselecteerden na sluiting van de sollicitatietermijn.

Voorwaarden :

Stageplaats met vergoeding (onkosten + beperkte vergoeding). Evt. follow up als baan, (afhankelijk van verloop van pilot-project).


  • Je bent praktisch en communicatief, flexibel en avontuurlijk
  • Je ben afgestudeerd (MSc in ontwikkelingsstudies (IDS), economie, antropologie etc.) en beschikt over ontwikkelingsrelevante kennis
  • Je hebt affiniteit met het bedrijfsleven, private sector/ community development, responsible business, Bottom of the Pyramid, Shared value etc.
  • Je hebt praktische veldervaring/ werkervaring in Azië, Afrika en/of Latijns Amerika (minimaal 6 maanden)
  • Je hebt kennis van methoden en technieken van onderzoek
  • Je beschikt over goede talenkennis en bent vaardig  in mondelinge en schriftelijke rapportage
  • Je bent bereid je te committeren voor een  periode van minimaal 6 maanden en beschikbaar voor uitzending naar het  buitenland
Een ondernemer, actief in verschillende Afrikaanse landen, is op zoek naar  'bijdehante / assertieve goed Frans sprekende kandidaten" met kennis van en interesse in plattelandsontwikkeling, cooperaties, sociale vraagstukken, onderwijs, niet-westerse cultuur, etnologie, gezondheidszorg, etc. 



Stuur voor 1 mei 2014 een sollicitatiebrief met CV naar Annelies Zoomers onder vermelding van ‘sollicitatie shared value’.


Na de sluitingstermijn wordt een selectie gemaakt van  kandidaten die zullen worden uitgenodigd voor een sollicitatiegesprek. Ook  kandidaten die niet worden geselecteerd ontvangen bericht.


Prof. Dr. Annelies Zoomers

International  Development Studies

Utrecht  University

Face the Future: Junior Analyst

Face the Future, specializing in the development of forest projects, forestry consultancy, carbon development and the marketing of carbon credits, is looking for a Junior Analyst. The candidate should have strong financial skills to support various activities. Start date is April 1, 2014. To learn more, check out the job announcement here.

IDS is contracting a new Assistant Professor

The Department of Human Geography and Planning (SGPL) at Utrecht University seeks to appoint an Assistant Professor in International Development Studies (IDS) with extensive field experience (in Africa, Asia and/or Latin America) and with expertise in the field of urban and land governance, focusing on rural/urban dynamics, responsible business and/or sustainable livelihoods. This position will augment and complement our departmental strengths in sustainable cities and regions. For more information and application, see the job description on Academic Transfer.

CIFOR is looking for researchers in a variety of fields

The Center for International Forestry Research (CIFOR) is looking for Postdocs to compliment their their science roster in a variety of fields. Topics range from environmental economics, to tenure reforms to gender (among many others). See here for application details and the full list of vacancies.

Research fellowships at Chang Mai University in the field of resource conflicts

The Regional Center for Social Science and Sustainable Development (RCSD) of Chiang Mai University is looking for research fellows to work in the field of resource conflicts in Cambodia and Burma. Applications are open to researchers who have recently completed their PhD in a related field, or PhD candidates in their final stage of completion. A total of two positions are available for a duration for two years. Application deadline is March 15, 2014. See here for more information.

Vacancies: Fairphone

Fairphone, started in 2010 by Waag Society, Action Aid and Schrijf-Schrijf to raise awareness about conflict minerals in electronics, is looking for a software engineer and a graphic design intern. For more information about Fairphone and on how to apply, go here.

Vacancies: Project manager, communication professional &

Greenjobs has openings for Project Manager Agriculture, Communications Professional (in Dutch), Stadsmanager (in Dutch), and a volunteer position as Festival Tour Coordinator (also in Dutch). Click on the vacancy title to find out more!

WAP: PhD fellowships in water and conflict

The Anton & Petra Ehrmann-Stiftung Research Training Group Water – People – Agriculture based at the University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany, is accepting applications from highly qualified, motivated and creative candidates who want to start a scientific project on topics related to “integrative solutions to water issues and conflicts.” Scholarships are available for a period of 36 months. For more information, check out the program and themes here.

Through the gender lens: E-Learning course Gender in Agriculture

FAO, IFAD and the World Bank have partnered with Michigan State University to develop a free, 17 module e-learning course on Gender in Agriculture. The aim of the different, interactive sub-sectors, which range from primary production to market access, is to explore how the development outcome of an intervention will improve if gender is mainstreamed. Interested? Check it out here!

EcoVadis is looking for talent

Do you want to work smart, have fun and make a difference? If so, EcoVadis is looking for you! Current openings include:

  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Analyst

  • Supplier Engagement Internship (Portuguese speaking)
  • Key Account Manager / Project Manager (German speaking)

EcoVadis aims at improving environmental and social practices of companies by leveraging the influence of global supply chains. For more information, visit their website. You can also contact 2011 IDS alum Stephen Wils for questions.

ICLEI internship: Urban research assistant

ICLEI, the world's largest association of cities and local governments dedicated to sustainable development, is a powerful movement of 12 megacities, 100 super-cities, 450 large cities and urban regions as well as 650 small and medium- sized cities and towns in 80 countries. Interested in an internship? Look here.

EUROSA+ scholarships for SA & EU nationals

Coordinated by the University of Antwerp and funded by the European Commission, EUROSA+ is an Erasmus Mundus Action 2 Partnerships scholarship program that promotes mobility for South African and European students, researchers, academic and administrative staff. For more information and how to apply, see the website.

Starters4Communities: starter and young professional training in Community Development

Starters4Communities offers a practical training program in community development and social entrepreneurship for young professionals who would like to build upon their work experience. During this 5-month program, our starters  investigate the dreams and wishes of the local community in order to upgrade and facilitate the neighborhood. The concept of Starters4Communities is  based on a win-win situation: young professionals receive skills training and practical work experience while local communities receive support to fulfill their dreams and initialize co-creative initiatives. Creativity, innovation and social entrepreneurship are the key factors ofthis program!

Are you interested in joining the next training program in The Hague? If so, please contact program coordinator Barbara Christiaanse. As the program will startin December, the application deadline is November 22. For more information check out the our website, our Facebook page and our crowd funding video (in Dutch), below!

Policy analyst: Gender equity & women's empowerment

The OECD is seeking a dynamic policy analyst to join the GENDERNET team. The position requires strong coordination and communication skills and extensive knowledge of gender equality and women’s empowerment in development co-operation. This is a fixed-term appointment of two years (renewable), starting as early as possible in 2014. In-depth information can be found here.

The Common Fund for Commodities: Temporary project manager

Based in Amsterdam, The Common Fund for Commodities provides assistance for commodity development from production to trade. The Fund urgently is seeking an experienced commodity project/portfolio manager to be based in the Amsterdam office for a short-term project. While the closing date for applications is Friday, November 15, the first suitable candidate will be hired. Details on selection criteria and application instructions can be found here.

Internship: Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs

The Department Sustainable Economic Development (DDE) of the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs is offering a 6-month internship position for university students in their section 'Business and Corporate Social Responsibility'. You can find more information (in Dutch) here.

Postdoctoral researcher: LDE Research Centre

Leiden University, Delft University of Technology and Erasmus University Rotterdam have an opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the LDE Research Centre 'Frugal Innovation in Africa.' Deadline for applications is October 31, 2013. More information can be found here.

Course: Migration

The Netherlands Institute at Athens and the Institute for Migration & Ethnic Studies at the University of Amsterdam in collaboration with Greek universities are offering an intensive course titled 'Migrations in the Margins of Europe' from January 5 to 14, 2014. The course is for Master and PhD students in the social sciences. More information about the course can be found here, or register in English, Dutch or Greek.

Course: Net-Map

Net-Map is an interview-based mapping tool that helps people understand, visualize, discuss, and improve situations in which many different actors influence outcomes. By creating Influence Network Maps,individuals and groups can clarify their own view of a situation, foster discussion, and develop a strategic approach to their networking activities.

A Net-Map certification course will be held in Washington, DC, on November 15-16th. Distance courses also are available. For more information, click here.

CGIAR Action Area Coordinator

The World Agroforestry Center (ICRAF) is looking for a suitably qualified and enthusiastic person to fill the challenging position of Action Area Coordinator of the Central Mekong Action Area of the Humidtropics, in which ICRAF is the lead institution. Humidtropics is the CGIAR Research Program on Integrated Systems for the Humid Tropics. The deadline for applications is November 5, 2013. More information can be found here.

Women Win Impact Research Interns

Women Win (WW), an internationally recognized center of excellence on gender and sport, is is looking for two Impact Research Interns. WW is a thought leader and global convener, strategically positioned at the intersection of women’s rights, development and sport to advance the case of sport as a powerful strategy to address gender inequity and empower adolescent girls and young women.

As an Impact Research Intern at Women Win, you will work directly with the Impact team in the headquarters in Amsterdam and could do fieldwork in certain phases of the research. Your findings will contribute to “prove” whether and how sports programs empower girls as well as how to “improve” these programs.

Full details can be found here. Application deadline is September 30th, 2013.

Social Franchise Advisor

Marie Stopes International (MSI) is looking for a Social Franchise Advisor to join their global Social Franchise team based in either Nepal, Vietnam, Bangladesh or Cambodia. This is a central role that forms part of the larger Health Markets team within the Health Systems Department. The Health Markets team is focused on harnessing the potential of social franchising and health financing to help position MSI’s country programs within the national health market to maximize health impact. Full details on this vacancy can be found here. Application deadline is September 20, 2013.

Research Coordinator: Gender and Development

TheUnited Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) seeks an outstanding researcher in the field of gender and development to coordinate its program of work in this area. Full details can be found here. The closing date is October 13, 2013.

PhD Position/Junior Researcher

The Department of Political and Cultural Change of the Center for Development Research (ZEF), University of Bonn invites applications for the position of PhD student/Junior Researcher for the new interdisciplinary research project HEALTHCAP. Full details can be found here. Deadline is September 30, 2013.

PhD Position in Capacity Building/Education (Leibnitz Universitaet Hannover)

This position is in the sub-project “Capacity Building” within the research project HORTINLEA - Horticultural Innovations and Learning forImproved Nutrition and Livelihood East Africa. HORTINLEA aims at improving research, training and networking skills of the African and German project partners.

Full details can be found here. Deadline September 29, 2013.

Call for proposals: BMGF Program for Emerging Agricultural Leaders

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation seeks proposals from MSc and PhD scientists at national agricultural research institutions and universities in sub-Saharan Africa for agricultural research that holds the potential to increasethe sustainable productivity of smallholder farmers in developing countries. Pre-proposal deadline is September 30th, 2013. Full details, including how to apply, can be found here.