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Research Assistant in Cross-cultural Gender Norms

Department of Global Health & Development

Salary:  £34,854 to £40,011 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 August 2020
Reference:  PHP-GHD-2020-05-R-E

The Gender norms team within the Faculty of Public Health and Policy, linked to the Gender Health and Violence Centre at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) is seeking to appoint a Research Assistant in Cross-Cultural Gender norms.

The post holder’s primary responsibility will be to support the preparation of a research study on Gender norms, family planning and demand generation interventions to be carried out in Senegal. The two aims of this study will be 1) to generate greater understanding of how gender norms can affect women’s access to family planning and 2) create a process that donors can follow to design ethical demand generation interventions that increase women’s voice and inclusion. The Research Assistant will also support the work of the team, as agreed with the line manager when such opportunities arise.

The post holder will work under Dr Ben Cislaghi as part of a team studying the influence of social norms on violence against children and women. The successful candidate must have a MSc in a relevant field and a background in anthropology, sociology, development study or other relevant social science. Candidates should have knowledge of the challenges of creating demand generation interventions that do not become coercive in low and middle-income countries, and proven experience in technical writing and/or research outputs, and data analysis skills. Coordination and liaison skills with a proven history of effectively coordinating projects and the ability to work as a collaborative member of multidisciplinary scientific team are an added value. Experience conducting qualitative studies is highly desirable, but not essential. Further particulars are included in the Job Description.

The appointment is based in London at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. It is full-time commencing immediately until 30 June 2021. The salary will be on the Academic Pathway, grade 5 £34,854-£40,001 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. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website www.jobs.lshtm.ac.uk. Applications should 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 jobs@lshtm.ac.uk.

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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