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IMMANA Communications Officer

Department of Population Health

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Thursday 13 May 2021
Reference:  EPH-DPH-2021-14

The Faculty of Epidemiology & Population Health has approximately 400 staff members organised into four research departments, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Medical Statistics, Non-communicable Disease Epidemiology and Population Health.

The Innovative Methods and Metrics for Agriculture and Nutrition Actions (IMMANA) is a research initiative co-funded by the UK FCDO and BMGF to accelerate the development of a robust scientific evidence base needed to guide changes in global agriculture and food systems to feed the world’s population in a way that is both healthy and sustainable.

IMMANA is seeking for a Communications Officer to be part of a dynamic and friendly team. The Communications Officer will be responsible for developing and delivering an innovative programme-wide communications strategy for IMMANA. This will involve proactively generating and tailoring campaigns and content for web, print and social media, as well as supporting wider activities of IMMANA to deliver workshops, meetings and other events that raise the programme’s profile in different arenas.  

The role involves exercising a range of skills relating to relationship management, administration and information management. The ideal candidate will be highly motivated, enjoy working as part of a hard-working and professional team, have a keen interest in food systems and nutrition, will have experience in journalism/communications/PR or marketing, preferably from within an international development environment, as well as proven publishing, editing and writing skills.  

The successful candidate will have a degree in international development, food policy, public health, development communications or related fields, significant proven experience of developing and implementing communications strategies and plans for complex, multi-partner research or practice programmes are essential. Further particulars are included in the job description.

The post is full time and fixed-term until 31 July 2022, and is available from 1 June 2021.

The salary will be on the Professional salary scale Grade 5 in the range £34,854 - £40,011 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available. The post is based in London at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

Applications should be made on-line via our website at Applications should also include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as "Please see attached CV" will not be considered acceptable. 

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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