Application Due Date: 15 October 2018, at midday.

Security Ramifications of United Nations Peacekeeping in Ghana

Advance theoretical, research-based and policy-applicable understanding on the domestic security ramifications of Ghana’s contributions to UN peacekeeping

University of Ghana, Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre (KAIPTC), Danish Institute for International Research Studies (DIIS), and Danish Institute Versus Torture (SELF-RESPECT) are carrying out a collective research study job on the Domestic Security Ramifications of United Nations Peacekeeping (D-SIP) in Ghana. D-SIP’s goal is to comprehend the linkages in between peacekeeping contributions, domestic security arrangement and chauffeurs of stability in Ghana. By producing understanding on how involvement in global peacekeeping forms the authenticity and efficiency of security organizations and practices in troop contributing nations, D-SIP provides insight into wider characteristics of peace and state-building.

Because the early 2000 s, UN peacekeeping has actually increased in scope and intricacy. The worldwide invest in 2016 was $7.87 billion with 118,792 workers released to 16 operations. The sustainability of UN operations depends upon nations from the worldwide South that make up the leading 10 troop factors. Their inspirations to supply peacekeepers are financial, political, institutional and normative. Nevertheless, understanding is doing not have on how peacekeeping involvement influence on domestic security and stability in troop contributing nations, both at nationwide and regional levels.

As part of the D-SIP program, the University of Ghana welcomes interested and competent people of Ghana, holding MPhil/MA/MSc/ LLM degrees in law, social or governments, to send their applications for 3 PhD positions. The effective prospects will be registered at the Institute of African Research Studies at the University of Ghana and get a PhD in African Research studies with an expertise in security and peacekeeping. They will be monitored by a joint group of D-SIP scientists from the University of Ghana, KAIPTC, DIIS and SELF-RESPECT.

The prospects will invest their experiential knowing accessories at DIIS and KAIPTC, consisting of research study stays and thesis writing time at both organizations, in Accra and Copenhagen, respectively. The prospects will be totally incorporated members of the D-SIP research study group.


  • The effective prospects will get a stipend throughout the 4-year duration of their research studies, and all expenses for fieldwork, PhD training-related travel, and conferences abroad will be covered by D-SIP.

The positions are for 4 (4) years full-time and will start on 1 February 2019 or as quickly as possible afterwards. While carrying out qualitative fieldwork in Accra, Tamale and/or another place in rural or city Ghana, the 3 effective PhD prospects will each embrace a particular thematic focus, for instance:

  • Nationwide level organisation of security and how it has actually been affected by Ghana’s peacekeeping experience;-LRB- **************).
  • How security is supplied in Accra, and trace how Ghana’s experience of peacekeeping has actually formed local-level policing; and
  • How security is supplied in Tamale, and trace how Ghana’s experience of peacekeeping has actually formed local-level policing.
  • Other style associated to security arrangement and peace-keeping in rural or city Ghana.

The prospects are anticipated to carry out approximately 8 months of ethnographic fieldwork, and to take part in mentor at the University of Ghana.

The effective PhD prospects will add to the general research study goal of determining the domestic security ramifications of UN peacekeeping contributions in Ghana.

D-SIP is moneyed by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.


Effective prospects are needed to:

  • Hold a master’s degree in the social sciences, government, law or inter-disciplinary research studies.
  • Be extremely inspired to establish a clinical profession, and to pursue doctoral research studies inning accordance with the authorized research study strategy.
  • Possess and show excellent clinical writing abilities.
  • Have a strong methodological and conceptual background in the pertinent clinical disciplines or locations.
  • Preferably have ethnographic fieldwork experience.
  • Preferably have actually dealt with security associated problems in Accra, Tamale or in other places.
  • Be an useful and engaged group employee

Application Process

Prospective candidates are welcomed to prepare a 4-5-page principle note (optimum 2,000 words) which, with referral to the picked PhD focus (please choose from above), describes a comprehensive focus for the proposed PhD job along with research study presumptions and concerns. Candidates, who want to look for the PhrD position under 2 or more thematic locations, must establish a different principle note for each of the focus locations. The following information need to be consisted of in the principle note:

  • Declaration of the research study issue and how it will be examined through more particular research study concerns.
  • Conversation of the analytical structure of the research study issue because of pertinent theory.
  • Description of the geographical and socio-political context of the research study (Accra/Tamale).
  • Discussion of the research study style and the approaches that will be utilized to create the information.
  • Practical factors to consider.
  • Ethical factors to consider.
  • Time strategy.

Please make certain to plainly show which of the PhD positions you look for.

In addition to this principle note, the application needs to be accompanied by a CV, consisting of a list of publications along with names and contact information of a 2-3 scholastic referrals.

Due date for application is 15 October 2018, at midday.

To Learn More:

Check Out the Authorities Website of the DIIS/Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Centre PhD Scholarships

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