LONDON SCHOOL OF HYGIENE & TROPICAL MEDICINE (LSHTM)

Assistant Professor (LINK Programme Coordinator)

Location
London (GB)
Salary
£44,978 to £51,490 per annum
Posted
31 Aug 2017
End of advertisement period
30 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours
Full Time

Assistant Professor (LINK Programme Coordinator)

Faculty of Infectious & Tropical Diseases

Salary:   £44,978 to £51,490 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Saturday 30 September 2017
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  ITD-DCD-41


We are seeking to appoint an Assistant Professor (LINK Programme Coordinator) to work on the LINK programme, which aims to improve the use of data to inform decision making for malaria control in Africa. 

The programme is led by LSHTM in partnership with Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), based in Nairobi, Kenya. LSHTM brings expertise in public health, malaria epidemiology, health systems research, policy development and management to support the use of epidemiological profiles developed by the KEMRI team, which has technical excellence in the compilation of malaria data from diverse sources and the application of geospatial techniques. Together, LSHTM and KEMRI will build and support the use of epidemiological profiles to provide new insights into malaria and to enhance evidence-informed decision making for better malaria control.
 
The Link Programme Coordinator (PC), to be based in London, will work full time on the programme and act as the liaison between the programme staff in London and Nairobi and key stakeholders across Africa. These will include National Malaria Control Programme (NMCP) members, research groups, implementing partners and donors. The PC will be supported to develop and plan programme activities, prepare reports, and identify and work with partners to enhance the projects reach and impact. The PC will supervise and support the Project Officers (2) to facilitate the identification and flow of data to the NMCP and KEMRI teams, the development of comprehensive epidemiological malaria profiles and the dissemination and use of this information in the respective countries and sub-regions. 
 
The PC will have a PhD in epidemiology, public health, health systems, health economics or other relevant subject and first-hand experience of malaria control and operational research in Africa. The post-holder will have experience of involvement with national policy makers and programme implementers in endemic countries and an understanding of current issues in malaria control. In addition, the PC will have proven abilities to manage competing work priorities to meet deadlines, to write technical reports and to communicate complex issues orally. Fluency in English will be essential, as will a willingness to travel extensively. Further particulars are included in the attached job description.
 
A PhD in public health/epidemiology/malaria or a related subject, and experience of medicine in Africa, fluency in French and/or another appropriate language, an understanding of policy processes and the political economy of health decision making in low income countries would be desirable. The programme is funded by the UK Government's Department for International Development up to 30 September 2018. The post is available immediately. Salary is on the Academic Pathway Grade 7 from £44,978 to £51,490 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 “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. 
 
Applications should be made online via our website at jobs.lshtm.ac.uk.  The reference for this post is ITD-DCD-41. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm UK time on the closing date.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.
 
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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