Post-Doctoral Researcher Job Description

Governing the Un-governable: Understanding the space-violence relationship through an interrogation of municipal and police functioning 

Post-Doctoral Researcher

One year, full-time; Fixed term.

Located in Kathmandu, Nepal; travel as necessary for project

Reports to: Subindra Bogati, Chief Executive, Nepal Peacebuilding Initiative;


Up to EUR 2,300 per month.

Start date

January 2020

The Governing the Un-governable (GTU) project (funded by the Gerda Henkel Stiftung, Principal Investigator – Dr Jaideep Gupte) seeks to interrogate these questions with a view towards envisioning new urban horizons whilst also identifying workable policy alternatives through which municipal authorities can strengthen the provision of security in their cities. We will work closely with local civil society partners and municipal authorities in two cities in Nepal (Janakpur and Dhangadi) to trace the policy processes related to the provision of urban security in participatory and novel ways. We will use the findings that emerge to curate multi-stakeholder and multi-scaler dialogues within these cities, as well as at a city-to-city level, bringing in a range of stakeholder groups from Commonwealth cities with whom we share an ongoing working relationship. Our outputs and the dialogues will serve to strengthen best practices and support the iterative sharing of ideas to create legacies of change.

For more details on the post and for details on how to apply, see the attached file.

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