The YIAGA Center for Legislative Engagement (YIAGA-CLE) is building a cohort of researchers and scholars with the ability to rapidly respond to emerging research needs in the democratic governance space. Established by one of Africa’s premiere civil society organizations, YIAGA-CLE aims to produce in-depth knowledge on democratic governance and development as well as provide cutting edge solutions to emerging challenges of democracy and development that require practical results-focused qualitative and quantitative research.

To this end, YIAGA is currently seeking researchers capable of coordinating scientific research, data analysis, and writing clear and readable reports for an academic and non-academic audience. This program is for entry-level and mid-level researchers. The ideal applicant must have a master’s degree or PhD or be enrolled in a doctoral program in the following fields; Law, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Development, Legislative Studies, Gender studies, Elections, Technology and Communications and youth.

Successful applicants will undergo series of trainings on advanced research methodology, development research and writing. In addition to access to top-notch trainings and professional development benefits, participants of the program will play a leading role in YIAGA-CLE research projects.

Interested researchers should apply by email with the subject title “YIAGA-CLE Scholars Program Application – [First Name] [Last Name]” and attach the following documents:

  • Letter of Motivation (Maximum 2 pages): Outlining the applicants research interests, why they are interested in the YIAGA-CLE Scholars Program and what skills they would bring to our organization.
  • CV: Including professional experience, academic background, and list of all publication (s)
  • Writing Sample (5-10 pages): A published or unpublished work by the applicant in Law, Political Science, Economics, Sociology, Development, Legislative Studies, Gender studies, Elections, Technology and Communications and youth. The sample may be an excerpt from a larger work.

Application deadline is November 24, 2017. Submissions should be submitted to cle@yiaga.org. Please follow all the above instructions, as applications with missing or incomplete information will not be considered. For questions and clarifications on the scholars’ program, kindly contact Dafe Oputu via dopotu@yiaga.org.

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