Research Project Support Officer
London Senate House

Job reference: 000997

Location: London Senate House

Closing date: 09/02/2018

Salary: £32,163 per annum

Employment type: Fixed Term

Department: School of Advanced Study

Sub-Department: Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) - non academic

Hours per week: 35

RECAP is a four-year interdisciplinary research and capacity-building project to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of responses to humanitarian crises and epidemics.

The project will be delivered by a network of UK and international academic research centres and humanitarian organisations working on health and protection in humanitarian settings, including armed conflict, natural disasters, forced migration, and epidemics. It will deliver interdisciplinary research to inform and strengthen the decision-making and accountability of humanitarian agencies in acute and protracted crises. The project will also deliver research training and capacity-building, and develop a new network of regional hubs of research excellence in the UK, and locations such as Sierra Leone and Lebanon.

RECAP will contribute to the development of humanitarian guidelines, programmes and policies, in order to improve health, protection and broader development outcomes for crisis-affected populations. The RLI is a key partner in the RECAP project, and will lead research on protection and accountability.

The Research Project Support Officer will contribute to legal and social sciences research on accountability and protection in situations of humanitarian crisis and forced displacement. including desk-based research and fieldwork with refugees, IDPs and humanitarian service providers.

The successful candidate will work together with Field/Legal Researchers and the Project Co-ordinator, supporting them with research design, fieldwork, data analysis and editing, and conducting discrete pieces of research independently. S/he will also provide practical and administrative support in the planning and delivery of events and field research. The Research Assistant will be responsible for coordinating all communications between RECAP partners and the RLI, and provide regularly updates and briefings to the network and the RLI team. S/he will contribute to research methods training, including developing and delivering workshops, training materials and online study modules. 

For a full person specification and job description, please download the documents below.

Further Information

In order to be considered for this opportunity, please submit an up to date CV and covering letter (by clicking ‘apply now’ at the bottom of the page) before the closing date at midnight on Friday 09 February 2018. In your covering letter, please outline clearly how your skills and experience match the person specification.

Interviews will be confirmed.

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