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Research Assistant - MultiChina

Deadline: 05.12.2021

Chinese Multilateralism and its Impact on Environmental and Democratic Governance in Africa and Latin America (MultiChina)

Universitetet i Oslo

The University of Oslo is Norway’s oldest and highest ranked educational and research institution, with 28 000 students and 7000 employees. With its broad range of academic disciplines and internationally recognised research communities, UiO is an important contributor to society.

Job description

The research assistant will assist with the project Chinese Multilateralism and its Impact on Environmental and Democratic Governance in Africa and Latin America (MultiChina) – a 3 year project funded under the Chinnor program of the Research Council of Norway, led by Professor Benedicte Bull. The research assistant is expected to contribute actively in the different stages of the research process and undertake the following broadly formulated tasks:

  • Collect published material and create and manage databases
  • Assist in financial management and project reporting
  • Assist in the day-to-day follow-up of the project network
  • Assist in the production of publications (print and online), including academic articles, policy briefs and blogs
  • Maintain and update social media accounts and webpages associated with the projects
  • Assist in the organization of meetings, seminars and conferences in Norway and abroad
  • Assist in production of digital material, including online teaching modules, videos, podcasts, etc.
  • Undertake miscellaneous tasks as agreed with the project leader

The above tasks are indicative, and the work description may be adjusted depending on the skills and qualifications of the successful candidate. Selected candidates may be invited to an interview. We aim at concluding the recruiting process by the end of December 2021.

Start/end date: This is a full-time, temporary position for a period of six months. The position may be renewed for an additional eighteen (18) months. The starting date is as soon as possible but no later than 1 February 2022.

Qualification requirements

  • A Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.
  • Excellent ICT skills (especially Microsoft Word and Excel, and web/social media platforms).
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, with an ability to work independently.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken Norwegian and English
  • Work and residence permit in Norway.
  • Desirable skills for the position include: Knowledge of Chinese Mandarin, Experience with cooperation with Chinese partners, Experience with international cooperation

We offer

  • salary NOK 419 600 - 431 900 per annum
  • attractive welfare benefits and a generous pension agreement, in addition to Oslo’s environment with its rich opportunities for culture and outdoor activities

How to apply

The application must include

  • cover letter statement of motivation and research interests
  • CV (summarizing education, positions and academic work)
  • copies of educational certificates (academic transcripts only)
  • evt. documentation of english proficiency
  • The application with attachments must be delivered in our electronic recruiting system, please follow the link “Apply for this job”. Foreign applicants are advised to attach an explanation of their University's grading system. Please note that all documents should be in English (or a Scandinavian language).

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