January 24, 2018 maHp News 0 Comments

Call for applications: Part-time Research Assistant

The Migration and Health Project Southern Africa (maHp) is looking for a Research Assistant to work on a public engagement project.  This position would suit a doctoral student in their first year of registration working on migration and health.

Involving a series of unique research and public engagement projects, maHp aims to explore (and evaluate) ways to generate and communicate knowledge in order to improve responses to migration, health, and wellbeing in the SADC region. Multiple disciplinary perspectives, mixed method approaches, and the involvement of various stakeholders – including migrants themselves – are central.    

Remuneration: ZAR 10,000 per month

Timeframe: 12 months in the first instance with possibility of extension depending on performance and available funding

Start date: 1st March 2018

Deliverables will include:
– Supporting the organisation and facilitation of community dialogues on migration and health
– Monitoring and evaluation of public engagement activities
– Qualitative research
– Report writing
– Desktop research
– Support to social media and communications work
– Support to events
– The appointed individual will be expected to work from the ACMS offices and participate in the activities on the ACMS

For PhDs:
– Working for 20 hours per week (as outlined above)
– 20 hours per week for own research/proposal development
– If in 1st year of registration, submission of PhD proposal for examination


– Fluent in one or more southern African languages, other than English
– A MA in Migration & Displacement or equivalent
– Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team
– Previous experience in working on issues associated with migration in southern Africa
– Familiarity with civil society organisations working on issues associated with migration in Johannesburg and southern Africa would be beneficial
– Being currently registered for a PhD programme at Wits, ideally in the first year of registration
– Research topic aligned to maHp

Applications will be assessed by a committee at the ACMS.


For further information and to apply, please submit the following to jovearey@gmail.com:
– A recent CV
– A covering letter outlining your suitability for the position
– Details of 2 referees

CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF APPLICATIONS: 5pm, Wednesday 31st January 2018. No late applications will be accepted.