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A selection of the latest science-related international development jobs, including research, policy and programme vacancies in the UK and around the world. Please submit any relevant jobs to UKCDS Communications Manager, and we will post the details here.

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  • Senior Program Officer, Program Advocacy and Communications, Global Fund


    The Senior Program Officer, Program Advocacy and Communications, will play a key role in the development and implementation of the foundation's engagement strategy with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, TB and Malaria.

    Source: Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
    Deadline: 4 September 2017
  • Programme Director

    Wetlands International is seeking a Program Director for the new Mangrove Capital Africa (MCA) programme. The Programme Director will be the lead representative, responsible for the development, implementation and reporting for the programme.

    Source: Oxford HR
    Deadline: 4 September 2017
  • Post-Doctoral Research Associate

    The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is seeking Post-Doctoral Research Assistant to join the Capacity Research Unit's (CRU) multi-disciplinary team. The purpose of this role is to lead on the implementation of the CRU's role in LSTM's NIHR Global Health Research Unit on Lung Health and Tuberculosis in Africa.

    Source: Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    Deadline: 6 September 2017
  • SOS Sahel UK Trustee - Sudan/Ethiopia/South Sudan Knowledge

    We are seeking a trustee who has an excellent understanding and insight into the current development contexts in Ethiopia, Sudan and/or South Sudan. Trustees should have an interest of background in international development and, through strong strategic vision and leadership, will work with the SOS Sahel team to maximise the organisation's impact. We would also be particularly interested in peopel with experience of living in or working with African organisations.

    Source: SOS Sahel International UK
    Deadline: 10 September 2017
  • Chief Scientific Adviser, Environment & Natural Resources

    Applications are invited for this key Senior Civil Service science role as Chief Scientific Adviser, Environment & Natural Resources in the Scottish Government. This provides a unique opportunity to have a direct influence on strategic policy outcomes affecting the future of Scotland.The appointment is for 3 years on a part-time basis (3 days per week).

    Source: Scottish Government
    Deadline: 18 September 2017
  • Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Workshops (South East Asia)

    Newton Fund Researcher Links Regional Workshops bring together early-career researchers from the UK and other regional partner countries to allow them to make international connections that can improve the quality of their research. The specific partner countries for this call are Malaysia, Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam and Thailand.

    Source: British Council
    Deadline: 19 September 2017