The  Polytechnique National Institut Félix HOUPHOUËT-BOIGNY (INP-HB) is an institute of higher education and research in the fields of technology, agriculture and management sciences located in Yamoussoukro in central Ivory Coast. Since 2016, INP-HB has received support from the World Bank to create the African Centre of Excellence in Mining and Mining Environment (CEA - MEM).

TERMS OF REFERENCE FOR THE RECRUITMENT OF REGIONAL DOCTORAL CANDIDATES. 
BACKGROUND
It is a centre that aims to provide Africa and Ivory Coast with quality human resources in the mining sector. The aim is to ensure that mining activity is approached with an approach that makes it possible to develop all possible mineral resources from the surface. The centre will contribute to the adequacy of training and employment in the mining and mining environment sectors in order to combat graduate unemployment. It will develop training courses that will provide graduates with skills that will enable them to optimally integrate environmental protection into all stages of the mining life cycle. Finally, it will work on the emergence of high-quality scientific research to support the sustainable development of the mining sector.

OBJECTIVES OF THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
One of the criteria used by the World Bank to evaluate the EAA is gender. In order to meet this requirement, this exceptional call for applications is launched for the recruitment of six (06) non-Ivorian candidates to complete their doctorate in the centre.

RESEARCH THEMES
Topic 1: Impact of mining activity on the heavy metal content of surface waters in the central region of Côte d'Ivoire
Topic 2: Evaluation of the physico-chemical composition of soils resulting from heap leaching operations
Topic 3: Valuation of soils from heap leaching operations
Topic 4: Treatment of effluents from mining activities by electrocoagulation
Topic 5: Phytoremediation of mining sites: a screening of plants with potential activity in Côte d'Ivoire
Topic 6: Environmental impact assessment of mining activity on groundwater downstream of a mine