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Call for New Postgraduate Study Group Leader for the Development Studies Association of Ireland

Development Studies Association Ireland (DSAI) seeks a Postgraduate Student Representative for the role of study group convenor and to join the Steering Committee.

The postgraduate student representative is the link between DSAI and the postgraduate community, alongside development researchers from across DSAI.  DSAI is a resource for researchers and students who work on or are interested in engaging with international development issues.

The position is supported by the administrative co-ordinator and the chair of DSAI.

Role Description: 

  1. Convenor of the DSAI Post Graduate Network Study Group.
  2. Attend and represent postgraduate students’ members on the DSAI steering committee which meets every two months.
  3. Provide a postgraduate student perspective on DSAI’s activities, plans and communications.
  4. Foster and maintain links between postgraduate students and student groups with DSAI.
  5. Deliver three DSAI events and assist with the Annual Conference.
  6. Promote DSAI membership among students.
  7. Support and promote DSAI social networking channels.

The role of postgraduate student representative will provide an excellent opportunity for a master’s or PhD level student working on development research to; network with others working in this area, gain a broad perspective on and contribute to the management of an international development initiative and to organise and contribute to DSAI activities and events.  You will be part of one of eight DSAI study groups

This is a voluntary position and will provide the student in question with valuable insights and experience.  Each convenor is provided with a budget to organize events for the year.

How to apply

If you are interested in becoming the DSAI post graduate network study group convenor, please submit your cv and a one-page statement outlining the following two points:  why you would like to lead the study group and what skills you can bring to meeting the goals of DSAI.

Please send to the DSAI administrative co-ordinator, Clodagh Colleran by 12 noon on Monday 13th April 2020 with ‘post graduate network’ in the subject line.

Informal enquiries also welcome, please contact the Chair of the Association, Pádraig Carmody via email at  

Further information on DSAI

The Development Studies Association of Ireland is a dynamic and rapidly expanding, membership-led and driven organization.  It acts as a national platform to harness the knowledge of higher education for Ireland’s international development programme, in dialogue with the NGO sector and policy makers.

DSAI organizes a high-profile annual conference, a Summer School workshop, and multiple study group seminars, lectures and events during the year.  It welcomes members studying, working or generally interested in the area of international development.

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