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Knowledge Officer: IDS, University of Sussex – Deadline 12 September

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Knowledge Officer, IDS, University of Sussex

Deadline: 23.59 hours BST on Sunday, 12 September, 2021
Location: University of Sussex, Brighton, UK
Working Pattern: Full time, 35 hours per week
Term: Fixed Term – 30 months
Salary: £26,861 to £40,121 per annum
Other: Candidates must have permission to work in the UK

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is recruiting a new Knowledge Officer position to play a pivotal role in an exciting new 2.5 year programme to support an evidence-informed COVID-19 response and recovery in Bangladesh.

The COVID Learning, Evidence and Research (CLEAR) Programme will deliver policy-relevant COVID-19 research and evidence for Bangladesh, promote the use of that evidence among policymakers, and capture lessons from the COVID-19 response to better prepare for future shocks.

IDS is the lead implementing partner of CLEAR and will lead the co-development of the research agenda, selection of research institutes, and management of research grants. As part of this management role we will support these grantees to design effective policy engagement activities and support learning across the cohort of partners and stakeholders.

As the programme Knowledge Officer, based at IDS, you will play a central role in the programme from inception right through to development and implementation. You will lead work on the production and synthesis of research evidence generated by the programme, and the delivery of an effective demand-led engagement strategy to ensure that evidence informs policy and practice. You will work closely with research partners to support learning across the programme, to help identify evidence gaps, and to generate appropriate and timely knowledge products.

You should have a good knowledge and understanding of current issues and debates in international development with respect to impact of COVID-19 and its impact specifically related to South Asia, along with a good understanding of current thinking and approaches to policy engagement in South Asia. International experience of working with government, civil society, and research organisations and actors is essential and this experience will preferably be in Bangladesh or South Asia.

Interviews will be in the week commencing 20 September, 2021.

To apply for this position or for more information, please click here.


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