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Christina Clark-Kazak, DPhil
President, Canadian Association for Refugee and Forced Migration Studies
Assistant Professor/Professeure adjointe
International Studies/Études internationales and/et Public and International Affairs/Affaires publiques et internationales
Glendon College, York University
2275 Bayview Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, M4N 3M6
Tel: +1 416.736.2100 ext/poste 88106
Email: [email protected]
Call for applications: Research assistance on age mainstreaming in Canada’s development policy and programming
Spanish-speaking PhD student in international development studies or related field sought for part-time research assistance for 3-year, SSHRC-funded research project on age mainstreaming in Canada’s development policy and programming. Led by Christina Clark-Kazak, the project involves content and discourse analysis to examine the ways in which age is presented in CIDA's key policy documents and in the agency's country programming framework for Colombia, which has an explicit child-focus. Then, two projects from the Colombia program will be selected for detailed analysis to determine the extent to which age and generational factors have been incorporated into development programming.
The research assistant will devote approximately 10 hours per week to the project. Duties will include: Locating, analyzing and translating (where applicable) Spanish language documents related to the project; Assisting the principal investigator (PI) with content and discourse analysis of policy and programming documents; Assisting the PI with logistical and substantive preparations for fieldwork in Colombia; Assisting with, conducting and/or translating interviews in Colombia; Assisting the PI with analysis of fieldwork data; Assisting the PI with organizing a workshop on opportunities and challenges of mainstreaming in development; and, Assisting the PI with writing, editing and presenting research results.
Essential qualifications: PhD student/candidate in international development studies or related field at a Canadian University (preference will be given to York University students); Excellent oral and written communication skills in Spanish and English; Understanding of Canada's international development assistance policy and programming; Research interests in gender and/or age mainstreaming; Research experience/coursework/practical experience with children and young people (preferably in contexts of poverty, migration and/or conflict); Full-time student; Eligible to work in Canada; and, Willing to travel to Colombia for field research.·
Asset qualifications: Excellent oral and written communication skills in French Practical work experience in development contexts Knowledge of social context in Colombia Available and eligible to work part-time for duration of project (2011-2014)
To apply, please submit a CV (résumé), cover letter and the names of three referees (letters not required) by Wednesday, June 15th to Christina Clark-Kazak at [email protected] Vi NguyenEcohealth Research Award RecipientAgriculture and Environment ProgramInternational Development Research Centre150 Kent StreetOttawa, ON, K1P 0B2Office: 613-696-2546Email: [email protected]