Job Posts: Research Officer Vacancies

INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION University of London Faculty of Policy and Society

Research Officer Vacancies

Salary will be in the range pro rata of £28,997 to £34,624 plus £2,323 London Allowance

Job share considered – Appointments available immediately
Post 1 – Gender, Education and Development – reference 7AC-PSEFPS-4699

Full-time and initially for one year

You will join the project teams for two ActionAid international research projects: Transforming Girls’ Education in Nigeria and Tanzania and Stop Violence Against Girls in Schools in Kenya, Ghana and Mozambique.  In addition, you will provide support with teaching on the MA in Education, Gender and International Development and with other research and advocacy projects dealing with gender, education and development.  Duties include supporting the coordination of the work of the projects, assisting with the design of qualitative and quantitative research, and with data analysis, providing administrative support and, assisting with the delivery of conference and workshop presentations in the UK and abroad

Post 2 – Young People in an Urban Neighbourhood reference 7AC-PSEFPS-4704

0.6 of full-time for 2 years; salary will be pro-rata

Appointment subject to enhanced CRB disclosure
Your primary role will be to work on the ESRC funded research project ‘Negotiating Danger, Risk and Safety: An exploration with young people in an urban neighbourhood’.  You will work closely with the PI to support all aspects of the project including, planning, qualitative data collection and data analysis, co-writing  a literature review, research and conference papers, building collaborative networks and organising dissemination activities.

For both posts you will have a good degree or equivalent qualification, preferably at Master’s level, in a social science or cognate discipline (for post 1 this should include a substantial component on gender or women’s issues), experience of conducting research, excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively both verbally and  in writing.

In addition, for post 1 you will have experience of supporting learning on issues of gender, education and/or development, possibly gained as a student involved in peer support/reading groups during an MA.

Reference:    Please quote appropriate reference

Closing date: 25th September 2008
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We positively encourage applicants from all sections of under-represented communities

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