Job and Opportunities

Jobs & Opportunities

This page provides information on jobs currently available of interest to our members. Please contact the organisations directly via the contact information given, rather than address any queries to the DSA.

Further general opportunities are available here.


Director of Research at IDS

Salary:

80,000

The Institute is currently refreshing its vision, structures and strategy to meet the challenges of a rapidly-changing world. We are seeking to recruit a newly-created senior position, Director of Research, to play a central role in forming this vision and shaping directions of change and in designing and delivering the Institute’s new strategy.

The postholder will also play a critical role in the Institute’s new structures and decision-making processes, as a key member of the Strategic Leadership Group (SLG) and will work with the Institute’s overall Director to lead and manage the research area of the Institute.

Information pack available from:

Further particulars can be obtained by the following email address or website

website: www.ids.ac.uk/job/director-of-research
telephone:

Closing date:

The closing date is 5 September 2014


Senior Research Adviser - London

Salary:

39,000 - 45,000 depending on experience, training and career development.

The Senior Research Adviser role sits in Save the Children UK’s Policy and Advocacy Division which integrates policy and research, lobbying and campaigning.

The post holder will lead and deliver high quality research outputs on distributional issues of wellbeing, in topics such as: monetary child poverty, multidimensional child poverty, and inequality in life chances (particularly in nutrition, health and education).

The Adviser will build a strong track record of influential and cutting edge research that enhances Save the Children’s ability to achieve change for the most disadvantaged children at the global and national level.

To be successful in this role you will have: 

  • Strong quantitative analytical skills, including familiarity with various type of datasets and experience in using statistical software such as Stata, SPSS or equivalent
  • Existing knowledge and experience of working on issues relating to economic development policy, inequality, poverty, sustainable development, the post-2015 development agenda, health or nutrition
  • Strong communications skills (both written and verbal) at a level appropriate for external presentations, and the ability to tailor and translate complex research questions and findings for a variety of non-specialist audiences
  • Ideally you will have experience working in developing country contexts, preferably on advocacy or policy development and have an understanding of the Post 2015 MDG development agenda and key political and thematic issues

 

Information pack available from:

Further particulars can be obtained by the following email address or website

website: jobs.savethechildren.org.uk/vacancy/1000/description
telephone:

Closing date:

The closing date is 7 September 2014


Associate Professorship (or Professorship) of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration

Salary:

44,620-59,914

Start date: 1 September 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Applications are invited for an Associate Professorship of Refugee Studies and Forced Migration. The post is permanent and full-time. The appointment will be made in association with a non-tutorial fellowship at St Cross College.

The post-holder will teach on the MSc in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies and on the MPhil in Development Studies and will supervise doctoral students in the Department. S/he will also be an integral member of the Refugee Studies Centre (RSC), a constituent element of the Department of International Development, and the leading academic research centre on refugee and forced migration issues in the world.Applicants should have a doctorate in Anthropology, Development Studies, Geography, or Sociology, with a strong focus on forced migration, an outstanding research and publication record, commensurate with stage of academic career, in one of the above-mentioned disciplines and in areas related to forced migration, and a proven capacity for qualitative fieldwork, with a focus on the lived experiences of forced migrants and expertise in a major region of forced migration, in particular Africa, Asia, or the Middle East. Candidates should also have considerable university teaching experience in forced migration at postgraduate level, including thesis supervision.

The further particulars, which include details of the selection criteria and application procedure may be obtained from: http://www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies/current-vacancies or by contacting the recruitment team at: recruitment@qeh.ox.ac.uk.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Wednesday 1 October 2014. Please quote reference number VG-14-001.Applications are particularly welcome from women and black and minority ethnic candidates, who are under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Contact details:

recruitment@qeh.ox.ac.uk

Information pack available from:

Further particulars can be obtained by the following email address or website

website: www.qeh.ox.ac.uk/about/vacancies/current-vacancies
telephone:

Closing date:

The closing date is 1 October 2014