The African Leadership Centre is pleased to announce the appointment of Moses Tofa as its first Post-Doctoral Fellow. The Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme is designed to assist the career development of African scholars who have recently completed their PhD programme or are nearing completion of their PhD programme (meaning in the last five years), by directing their research interests around a well-defined, ongoing research agenda within a broad collaborative network or scholars.
Moses Tofa is an alumnus of the ALCs Peace and Security Fellowship for African Scholars, as part of the 2010-11 cohort. He is completing a PhD in Politics and International Relations with the University of Johannesburg. Before taking up his post-doctoral fellowship with the ALC, Moses was working as a Senior Researcher with the Center for Conflict Resolution. He has worked as a Programme Officer with the Open Society Foundation for South Africa, as a Lead Researcher with the Mass Public Opinion Institute, and as a Lecturer with the University of Zimbabwe and the Women’s University in Africa. Moses has published on politics and governance in Africa.
The Carnegie Corporation of New York has is currently supporting the ALC programme titled ‘Future Peace, Society and the State in Africa: Building Knowledge with Future Leaders’. This includes funding to support the ALC’s research agenda on Peace, Society and the State in Africa, which for the first time includes funding for this Post-Doctoral Fellowship programme.
Dr Moses was selected from amongst a strong field of candidates, and will begin his position at the ALC-Nairobi in August 2018. He will be supporting ALC's research agenda and the work of the centre more broadly, whilst undertaking a research project in-line with ALCs agenda and objectives.
The whole ALC family very much welcomes into this role and look forward to working with him in the coming months.