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Policy Research Officer

London International Development Centre

Salary:  £33,567 to £34,456 per annum, inclusive.
Closing Date:  Friday 27 July 2018
Reference:  LIDC-LIDC-2018-07

The Global Panel on Agriculture and Food Systems for Nutrition is seeking a Policy Research Officer to be part of a Secretariat team supporting the Global Panel; a small group of influential independent experts who have a commitment to tackling global challenges in food and nutrition security. The Panel is co-chaired by Prof Sir John Beddington, former UK Chief Scientific Adviser, and H.E. John Kufuor, former President of Ghana. It is hosted by the London International Development Centre (LIDC).

Reporting to the Foresight Project Manager, the Policy Research Officer will be responsible for collating, analysing and helping to synthesise research on the links between agriculture, nutrition and health, liaising with academics and publishers, and supporting the co-ordination of timelines and logistics to ensure delivery of policy briefs and papers on these topics. He or she will have a postgraduate degree or equivalent experience in nutrition or food systems; experience in desk-research, including literature searches and research synthesis of findings relevant to agriculture, nutrition and food systems; experience of writing content, fact-checking and proofreading materials and briefs for accuracy and consistency for scientific and non-scientific audiences; excellent written and oral communication skills, including good attention to detail; ability to present research data in a clear and logical format. Further particulars are included in the Job description.

Starting salary will be for a grade 5 position, £33,567 inclusive per annum. Access to a pension scheme and interest free season ticket loan, sports and social facilities are available.

This is a full-time position will run until the end of December 2020, and candidates will preferably be available for an immediate start.  Any queries can be directed to Ivan Kent, Deputy Director Global Panel, on 020 7612 7955.  Applications should be made online at our website at  The reference for this post is LIDC-LIDC-2018-07.  Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10 p.m. BST.Applications should include the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to  Only applications in the format outlined in the recruitment pack will be considered. Closing date for applications is 27 July 2018. For more information about the school visit

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 giving one or two brief examples of how each criteria is met.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.  

Please note: 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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