Post-Doctoral Fellow in Climate Change & the Development Nexus

African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP)

The African Institute for Development Policy (AFIDEP) is a regional non-profit research and policy Institute established in 2010 to help bridge the gaps between research, policy and practice in development efforts in Africa. Our primary purpose is to contribute to sustainable development through the use of evidence and advocacy to strengthen political commitment and resource allocation for development issues; informing the design and implementation of effective interventions; and strengthening governance and accountability structures for tracking development challenges in Africa. AFIDEP is registered as a Non- Governmental Organisation in both Kenya and Malawi (where it has offices) and as a non-profit institution in the USA with 501(c)3 status. For further details about AFIDEP and its work refer to

AFIDEP is looking to recruit an experienced senior researcher and a postdoctoral researcher who will join our Environment and Climate Change Group to conduct research, policy analysis and engagement on the interlinkages between climate change, health and economic wellbeing.

The posts will be based at either AFIDEP’s Lilongwe or Nairobi office.

The successful candidates will have a PhD in Environmental Studies, Climate Change, Biodiversity and Conservation, or a related field. For the Senior Researcher role, a successful candidate should have a minimum of eight years of experience, with at least five years of post-PhD experience in managing large research programs and developing partnerships. For the Post-Doctoral Fellow position, applicants should be within four years of their PhD thesis submission.

To apply: please visit our website ( to view the detailed advertisement and full description of these positions. Send a cover letter and detailed CV with three relevant referees to, including the post titles “Senior Researcher” or “Post-Doc Fellow” in the subject line, no later than July 15, 2024. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

AFIDEP is an Equal Opportunities Employer and does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process.