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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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  • Senior Programme Manager for Partnerships

    Gatsby Africa is recruiting a Senior Programme Manager to establish and manage strategic partnerships that will significantly enhance our ability to support economic transformation in East Africa.

    The successful candidate will be at the heart of this work, identifying and managing partnerships which strengthen our ability to be thoughtful, rigorous and relevant to the challenges faced by East African economies.

    Source: Gatsby Africa
    Deadline: 24 July 2017
  • Travel Co-ordinator

    The successful candidate will join a small, friendly and busy Facilities team. This is an important role within the team and you will be working with the Head of Facilities to provide cost savings and efficient processes as well as providing a prompt and organised travel service. The successful applicant should have excellent written and communication skills, enjoy administrative work and working under pressure.

    Source: The Royal College of Psychiatrists
    Deadline: 25 July 2017
  • Research Fellow - Spatial Epidemiology

    LSHTM requires a Research Fellow in spatial epidemiology, specialising in advanced statistics and modelling, to join a multidisciplinary team working on the spatial mapping and modelling of neglected tropical diseases.

    Source: LSHTM
    Deadline: 25 July 2017
  • International Project Manager

    Overall coordination, management and delivery of the final 3 months of the She Can project, including project close, final reporting and the endline evaluation. She Can is a three year multi-country project on Safe Cities funded by UK Aid Match, a scheme managed by the Department for International Development which gives the UK public a say in how a proportion of the aid budget is spent, by match funding public donations to appeals for projects to reduce poverty in developing countries.

    Source: ActionAid
    Deadline: 26 July 2017
  • Policy Manager

    The Fairtrade Foundation is looking for a Policy Manager to lead key policy and advocacy workstreams. You will be excellent at building strong relationships with senior policy makers and politicians. You'll understand how business works and how to work constructively as a critical friend to improve good practice.

    Source: The Fairtrade Foundation
    Deadline: 26 July 2017
  • Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow

    The Public Finance and Institutions programme are looking for a Research Fellow/Senior Research Fellow/Principal Research Fellow. The work will involve applied economic analysis using both quantitative and qualitative methods.

    Source: ODI
    Deadline: 26 July 2017