Policy Research Officer

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Policy Research Officer

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine – London International Development Centre

Location: London
Salary: £35,377 to £40,611 per annum, inclusive
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 31st August 2021
Closes: 8th September 2021
Job Ref: LIDC-LIDC-2021-04

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is seeking to appoint a Policy Research Officer. The Global Panel is an independent group of influential experts with a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security and is chaired by Prof Sir John Beddington, former UK Chief Scientific Adviser. The Panel is supported by a Secretariat based within the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the Policy Research Officer will be responsible for collating, analysing and helping to synthesise research on the links between agriculture, nutrition and health, liaising with academics and publishers, and supporting the co-ordination of timelines and logistics to ensure delivery of policy briefs and papers on these topics.  He or she will have experience conducting research on topics relevant to the Global Panel’s work, and will have prepared publications or policy briefs and reports that effectively synthesise evidence for a scientific and/or policy audience in an international development context.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31 December 2021, and candidates will preferably be available for an immediate start.  The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 5 in the range £35,377 to £40,611 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Wellbeing Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at 20 Bloomsbury Square, London.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference LIDC-LIDC-2021-04.

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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