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Research Assistant or Research Fellow
Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health
£31,065 to £40,499
per annum, inclusive.
Tuesday 31 July 2012
Friday 24 August 2012
This post is for someone with strong qualitative and quantitative social science skills to join the Maternal and Neonatal Health (MNH) group in the Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology (IDE) at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSTHM). The post holder will work on the “Evidence for Action” (E4A) programme to accelerate progress in maternal and neonatal mortality reduction in Tanzania. He/she will be a member of the MNH group but will work closely with members of the E4A team at Options and in Tanzania; and the research programme on Getting Evidence Into Policy in Health (GRIP-Health) at LSHTM. The Principal Investigator for Tanzania is Professor Carine Ronsmans (LSHTM) with co-investigators/collaborators Jimmy Innes (Options), Professor Oona Campbell, Dr Veronique Filippi & Dr Justin Parkhurst (LSHTM).
Evidence for Action (E4A) is a five year programme (2011-2016) funded by the UK Department for International Development (DFID) to improve maternal and newborn survival through a combined focus on evidence, advocacy and accountability across six sub-Saharan African countries: Ghana, Ethiopia, Malawi, Nigeria, Sierra Leone and Tanzania. E4A will result in better maternal and neonatal health services and outcomes by using evidence more effectively to generate political commitment; strengthen accountability and improve planning and decision making at all levels. International and regional accountability frameworks will also be strengthened.
The post holder will have a key role within the project. In collaboration with colleagues, he/she will be expected to assist the E4A team in gathering the evidence on MNH in Tanzania and support strategies to translate this evidence into policy. Responsibilities include the undertaking of literature reviews, the analysis of the political nature of evidence use and the key networks and institutional structures that utilise evidence, the analysis of secondary data on MNH and health systems, and the synthesis of evidence to mobilise action. The post will require substantial travel to Tanzania. The post involves scientific work as well as the development and support of strategies to get evidence into policy. The post requires a high degree of personal initiative and great networking skills.
The post is funded full time, until 31st March 2016. The appointment will be made on Academic Pathway Grade 5 or Grade 6 depending on qualifications and experience, pay scale (£31,065 - £40,499) per annum, inclusive.
Applications should be made on-line via our website The reference for this post is CR1.To discuss the role itself please contact Professor Carine Ronsmans (email@example.com). Applications should be made on-line via our website at http://jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until midnight of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
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