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A selection of the latest science-related international development jobs, including research, policy and programme vacancies in the UK and around the world. Please submit any relevant jobs to UKCDS Communications Manager, and we will post the details here.

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  • DFID Entry Scheme for Advisers (DESA) - Social Development

    The three-year DESA programme combines development placements in DFID offices in the UK (for 1 year) and overseas (for the following 2 years) with coaching and other structured learning. By the end of the three year development programme you will be expected to take up a DFID Advisory position.

    Source: DFID
    Deadline: 30 April 2017
  • Knowledge and Community Manager

    The primary responsibility of this role is to further MSI’s Goal: The Prevention of Unwanted Births and its mission of ensuring the individual’s right to: Children by Choice Not Chance.

    Source: Marie Stopes International
    Deadline: 30 April 2017
  • International Communications Manager

    The purpose of this role is to coordinate and manage the delivery of MPS’ international communication strategy and country specific communications plans. Increase engagement and seek new and innovative methods of communicating with members (individuals, groups and corporates). Utilising industry leading marketing communications approaches and campaigns, promote our purpose, value and core benefits with clear and repeatable messaging.

    Source: Medical Protection Society
    Deadline: 30 April 2017
  • Head of International Communications

    The purpose of this role is to create and lead the international communications and engagement strategy with both international members and stakeholders. The post-holder will devise, direct and oversee member and stakeholder engagement plans to support and drive international strategy and corporate plans.

    Source: Medical Protection Society
    Deadline: 30 April 2017
  • Research Coordinator

    NIESR are looking to recruit an experienced Administrator to help establish and administer a large new research project. The objective of the project is to transform economics back into a useful and policy relevant social science.

    Source: The National Institute of Economic Research
    Deadline: 1 May 2017
  • Head of International Programmes

    The Head of International Programmes will work at a strategic level in driving the implementation of our international programme, leading and providing direction to a small team.  The position will have a significant representational and network building function both internally with Big Lottery Fund’s teams and governance structures and externally with other stakeholder organisations, such as other funders. 

    Source: Big Lottery Fund
    Deadline: 1 May 2017