Land and Customary Law Research

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CERT seeks to appoint a researcher for a short-term archival study to be conducted from July to September 2024.

The successful candidate is required to deliver a high standard publishable desktop research report within a strict non-negotiable deadline by end September.

Key Requirements:

  1. A PhD or Masters’ degree in the Humanities
  2. Research experience in one or more of these fields in southern Africa:
    • Governance Systems, Legal and Policy Frameworks, Tribal Authorities, and Customary Law
    • Community and Sustainable development
    • Land ownership, Claims, Reform and Disputes
    • Environmental Justice, Resource and Benefit-sharing
  3. Contactable referees and verifiable research experience

Knowledge of San and Khoi Histories, and Nama tribal structures would be an advantage.

Please send the following to

  1. An application cover letter outlining your relevant research experience for this position;
  2. Updated CV with 2 contactable referees; and
  3. Certified qualifications certificates

Deadline: Friday 14 June 2024

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