LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM)

Research Fellow - LINEA II

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£37,889 to £39,705 per annum
Posted
20 Apr 2017
End of advertisement period
20 May 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Research Fellow - LINEA II

Faculty of Public Health & Policy
Salary: £37,889 to £39,705 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date: Monday 22 May 2017
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: PHP-GHD-26

The Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) within the Department of Global Heath at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Research Fellow for the LINEA II initiative http://same.lshtm.ac.uk/projects-2/linea/. This is an exciting opportunity within a vibrant multidisciplinary group with an international research portfolio, of which LINEA II is a key component. The Gender, Violence and Health Centre (GVHC) focuses on intervention-based research on the extent, causes and consequences of gender-based violence.

As Research Fellow for LINEA II, the post holder will support the research and action of the second phase of the Learning Initiative on Norms, Exploitation and Abuse (LINEA II), a multi-year project to explore the role that social norms play in perpetuating exploitation of children and adolescents. In particular, the post holder will coordinate and oversee the development of an intervention on social norms to prevent sexual exploitation of children in a country in Sub-Saharan Africa (Tanzania and or Uganda) along with local partners and experts. Additionally, the post holder will  provide support organising the LINEA annual meeting, reviewing relevant literature on a regular basis, writing LINEA outputs and writing related grants and reporting to the main funder.

The successful applicant will have a post-graduate degree (PhD or MSc for candidate who satisfy all other criteria) in a relevant social science or social epidemiology subject with experience of leading intervention work in Sub-Saharan Africa or a developing country, excellent interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written), and experience of university teaching in a relevant field. Experience conducting and analysing qualitative research is essential, as is a demonstrable commitment to issues related to violence against women and girls and the sexual exploitation of children. Further particulars are included in the attached job description. 

The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, 15-17 Tavistock Place.

The appointment will be full time available immediately for 12 months in the first instance and will be based in London. Salary will be on LSHTM’s Academic Pathway Grade 6, £37,889 to £39,705 per annum, including 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk. Please quote reference PHP-GHD-26.

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. If you are invited for the interview a presentation might be asked as part of the selection process.

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.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is committed to being an equal opportunities employer.