The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM), an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases, is seeking to contract a Research Uptake Manager (Ref 083) in collaboration with the ReBUILD Research Consortium. It is a fixed term contract until February 2017.
ReBUILD is a consortium of 6 institutions working in the UK, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe with an aim to deliver new knowledge to inform the development of pro-poor health systems in countries recovering from political and social conflict. The programme is conducting 13 individual research projects across 4 study countries in Africa and Asia and the purpose of the role is to identify research and support the development of relationships with key stakeholders in health systems decision making, who can apply the research findings. The role will also be responsible for developing and implementing the research uptake strategy for the consortium at both a global and national level. It will coordinate and have oversight of the development, production and distribution of research uptake and communication products.
- You will be possess a Masters in a health, politics or international development related subject (and be able to demonstrate continued professional development)
- Relevant experience of working with organisations in low and middle income countries is essential as is experience of working with governments and NGOs in an international development context.
- It is also necessary that you have experience of working in a research setting or of evidence based practice.
- With well-developed time management and organisational skills, you will have the capability to work independently as well as a team member and develop effective working relationships with colleagues and partners in a multicultural environment.
- You must have entrepreneurial ability in finding opportunities to engage with audiences, see where research is relevant to them and translate and present knowledge in a way that is meaningful to them.
- Understanding of the barriers to research uptake by decision makers and the challenges of communicating research to them is essential along with skills in developing overall strategy and a range of communication outputs to deliver this.
Further details: Research Uptake Manager
Closing Date: Friday 11th April 2014
Interview Date: 1st May 2014
Salary: £34,565 to £38,907 (pro rata). Part Time (0.7 FTE, 24.5 hours per week).