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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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  • Policy Adviser

    The Royal Society is recruiting for a permanent Policy Adviser position, to join the international affairs team to help with our exciting international programme. Salary is from £32K, deadline for applications is Monday 30th October, with interviews w/c 6th November.

    Source: The Royal Society
    Deadline: 30 October 2017
  • Head of Global Health Research

    We are seeking to appoint a Head of Team to provide strategic oversight to the expanding team and on-going programme development. Furthermore, this post will ensure overall management of the GHR ODA budget to deliver global health research initiatives that will provide evidence to improve the health of patients and the public in to direct health benefits to the world’s poorest people. 

    Source: Department of Health
    Deadline: 3 November 2017
  • India Research Analyst

    This is a specialist role with the South Asia and Afghanistan Research Group (SAARG), a small, highly motivated team of all-source analysts with deep experience of the region, within the FCO Research Analysts Cadre. We are looking for someone with an excellent, relevant in-depth knowledge of India. Expertise on Indian domestic politics and foreign policy is essential.

    Source: Foreign & Commonwealth Office
    Deadline: 6 November 2017
  • Senior Research Specialist

    Princeton University's Innovations for Successful Societies (ISS) program seeks to hire a senior research specialist for the period November 2017- November 2018.

    Within a focus area, a research specialist is responsible for producing 5 case studies and one cross-cutting brief following a schedule the program sets out. 

    Source: Princeton University
    Deadline: 10 November 2017
  • Research Officer – Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

    Reporting to the Programme Director, Dr Sabina Alkire, the Research Officer will form a key part of the Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) team, working on the implementation of multidimensional measures proposed by OPHI. The post is full-time, and tenable for 1 year in the first instance, to start as soon as possible. The work requires overseas travel of approximately 60 days a year.

    Source: Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)
    Deadline: 18 November 2017