Wednesday, November 14, 2007

GRANT- PhD Fellowship, Land and Water Use, Center for Development Research (ZEF), Bonn

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GRANT- PhD Fellowship, Land & Water Use, Center for Development Research (ZEF)

Posted by: Bernd Kuzmits <>

PhD Researcher
Economics and Politics of Agricultural Service Organisations under Transition
(Khorezm Province, Uzbekistan)
(PhD fellowship)

ZEF (Centre for Development Research), Bonn, Germany
Department of Political and Cultural Change

Applications before 10 December 2007

The PhD researcher will conduct PhD research as part of ZEFs long-term
interdisciplinary research project on sustainable land and water use
in that the Khorezm province, which is part of the Amu Darya basin,
Aral sea region (full project title Economic and Ecological
Restructuring of Land and Water Use in the Khorezm Region
(Uzbekistan): A Pilot Project in Development Research)

The PhD researcher will study the economic and socio-political
dynamics of emerging regional agricultural service organizations
(farmer associations, machine/tractor parks, rural banks and commodity
exchange) in the context of a political economy in transition. The
practical aim of the research is to provide concepts for institutional

- Conduct PhD research (shorter or longer fieldwork period in all
project years)
- Actively participate in project activities

Start and duration:
>From 1 February 2008, for three-four years, including project-related
tasks other than the PhD research.

Duty station:
- During fieldwork: Khorezm province, Uzbekistan
- Otherwise: Bonn, Germany

- Relevant Masters degree in (development) economics, new
institutional economics, sociology or political science (preferably
including topics like rural service providing organisations, policy
analysis, rural development, etc.)
- Previous experience in Uzbekistan and/or the Central Asian region preferred
- Excellent writing skills in English
- Uzbek and/or Russian language skills are a recommendation
- Good team member

In case of equal suitability female candidates will be preferred.

More information:
Background information available on request is the executive summary
of the third phase of the project, of which this research is a
component, and the text of the relevant work package.

Dr Anna Hornidge, ZEFa, Bonn, email:
Phone: 00-49-228-73-1731

Bernd Kuzmits
Zentrum fr Entwicklungsforschung
Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität - Bonn
Walter-Flex-Strasse 3
53113 Bonn

Tel.: ++49 (0)228 73 1722
Fax: ++49 (0)228 73 1972

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