CANactions
Research Fellow
CANactions School for Urban Studies is looking for a qualified researcher with demonstrated experience in urban/rural and regional research, with a focus on planning and governance issues. The researcher will primarily work in the project focused on capacity building of territorial communities ("amalgamated hromadas") in Ukraine in the field of spatial planning. The successful candidate will work in a multidisciplinary research team.

Expected skills and attributes:

■ above average Master degree in spatial planning, geography, sociology, regional economics or other relevant subject;

■ a completed PhD degree in a relevant discipline is a plus;

■ basic knowledge of spatial statistics, GIS;

■ knowledge of legislation and procedures of spatial planning in Ukraine;

■ strong academic writing skills in English and Ukrainian;

■ ability to collect and process raw data in the field, willingness to collaborate with territorial communities on issues of local socio-economic development and spatial planning.

The work may also include performance of other duties, such as administrative tasks and occasional research on other topics/projects, as well as imply infrequent traveling to local communities.

The deadline to apply for the position is at 23:59 EET on May 1, 2018.
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Test: comparative research on territorial community model in Ukraine. Basing on the adopted policy for decentralization in Ukraine: 1) make a brief analysis of a model of amalgamated hromada (об’єднана територіальна громада, ОТГ), comparing it to similar models in other countries; 2) suggest classification for amalgamated hromadas in Ukraine. Expected product: a written piece up to 1000 words. Format: single PDF file in English.