Organisation/Project: These studies will be jointly implemented between University of Nairobi, the National Museums of Kenya and the German Institute for Agriculture in the Tropics and Subtropics (DITSL) at the University of Kassel in Germany. GlobE Project: RELOAD: Reduction of Post Harvest Losses and Value Addition in East African Food Value Chains
Application deadline: Selection of candidates will start on 1st of May 2013 and continue until positions are filled.
and starts in June 2013.
- Assessing the potential of stratified livestock production and
marketing systems to reduce losses along the pastoral meat value chain.
Interest and good knowledge on: Rangeland management, livestock nutrition and husbandry and livestock marketing.
Contact: Dr. Oliver Wasonga, University of Nairobi, email firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com. Scholarship starts in January 2014.
- Assessing the potential of pastoral marketing associations to reduce economic losses.
Interest and good knowledge on: community based approaches, farmer groups and collective action, institutional economy, network analysis, linking farmers to markets.
Contact Assoc. Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann, DITSL, email firstname.lastname@example.org or Dr. Oliver Wasonga, email email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Starts in January 2014.
- Upgrading traditional meat preservation techniques.
Interest and good knowledge on: Value addition in meat processing, food science, community based approaches, indigenous knowledge in pastoral production system, micro-enterprise development.
Contact: Dr. Hassan Roba, National Museums of Kenya, email: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org. Scholarship starts in August 2013.
- Collaborative learning approaches for stakeholders in the pastoral meat value chain.
Interest and good knowledge on: Designing interactive learning: adult learning & experiential learning; facilitating and managing learning processes.
Contact: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Brigitte Kaufmann, email@example.com. Starts in September 2013.
- Excellent master or equivalent degree in agricultural sciences, natural resource management, range management, animal production, veterinary sciences, agricultural economics, geography, development studies or related fields.
- Very good English communication and writing skills
- Team work orientation and networking skills.
- have your family background in pastoral systems.
- have practiced and liked participatory research and cooperation with practitioners.
- Have experience in the area of the PhD study for which you apply.
Please specify the topic to which you apply and provide a statement of motivation for you to choose this topic. Submit your documents to the respective contact person. Application documents comprise: A letter of motivation (indicating the topic you apply for), Curriculum Vitae, Publication list, Summary of the master thesis, Copies of relevant certificates, Contact details of 2-3 referees. Please submit these documents by email in one single PDF file. Selection of candidates will start on 1st of May 2013 and continue until positions are filled.