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(Francophone) Research Assistant: Journalism Studies

04.09.2019 21:29 | Anonymous member (Administrator)

University of Sheffield

Deadline: September 12, 2019

We are looking to recruit a part-time French-speaking Research Associate (for 5 months starting end October/beginning of November 2019) to work with us on the /FemmePowermentAfrique /project, assessing the impact of radio, and particularly Studio Tamani, on women’s rights and empowerment in Mali, Niger and Burkina Faso.

Since 2013, Studio Tamani, a news-providing radio initiative run by Fondation Hirondelle, a Swiss-based media development organisation, has been producing and broadcasting a daily two-hour news and information programme in Mali in five languages (French, Bambara, Peulh, Tamasheq, and Sonrhaï). Its aim is to provide independent information to all sectors of society, raise awareness and contribute to the development of one of the poorest countries in the world. Studio Tamani is currently broadcasting women-themed programmes on a series of topics to raise awareness of women’s rights and empowerment.

Working in collaboration with Fondation Hirondelle in Lausanne and Studio Tamani in Mali, you will be based in the Department of Journalism Studies at the University of Sheffield and will involved in the quantitative and qualitative analysis of data, radio programmes and radio generally in Mali, but also Niger and Burkina Faso.

Fluent French is essential.

Key areas of investigation will be radio, women, politics, and Mali/Niger/Burkina Faso. Experiencein these areas will be beneficial.

You will have a good honours degree and will be undertaking or have recently completed a PhD in a relevant area.

The deadline is 12 September with interviews on 27 September.

To apply, please click here

For informal enquiries about this job, contact: Dr Emma Heywood - .



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