Research Officer – Somalia and the Horn of Africa, Conflict Research Programme

London School of Economics and Political Science - International Development

This is a fixed term appointment for 3 years in the first instance

Part-time for 17.5 hours per week

The Conflict Research Programme is currently funded by the Department for International Development (DFID) to March 2021 with the goal of providing operationally relevant evidence on the impact of conflict and violence. The Programme is based in the International Development department, which promotes interdisciplinary postgraduate teaching and research on processes of social, political and economic development and change.

The Research Officer will join a team working with a range of international partner organisations to undertake research that will support more effective policy responses.  The Research Officer will be required to present the work of the programme at donor workshops and to liaise closely with the relevant DFID regional offices.

Candidates should have a PhD in a relevant discipline, or be able to demonstrate outstanding equivalent experience of Somalia and the Horn of Africa.  They should have a publication record with world-class journals as well as the ability to produce policy-focused summaries of complex academic work.  They should demonstrate an ability to work under limited supervision and to prioritise work in response to deadlines.

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK.

We offer an occupational pension scheme, generous annual leave and excellent training and development opportunities.

For further information about the post, please see the how to apply document, job description and the person specification on the LSE website. 

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The closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 14th March (23.59 UK time). Regrettably, we are unable to accept any late applications.

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