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Project Research Officer

Salary:  £26,464 to £39,528 per annum
Initial appointment will be in the above range per annum (depending on experience)
Post Type: Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (12 months)
Closing Date:  23.59 hours GMT on Sunday 25 October 2020
Reference:  34-2020

We have an exciting opportunity to work at the Institute of Development Studies, which is ranked first in the world for development studies (with the University of Sussex) by the QS University Rankings. 

IDS is starting a new research project, funded by the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) Humanitarian Protection programme. This research project will focus on the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and aims to provide new understandings and tools to both communities and aid providers to reinforce civilian protection, understand its gendered dimensions and effects, with a focus on sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV).

We are seeking to recruit a Research Officer to support the FCDO funded project ‘New Community-Informed Approaches to Humanitarian Protection and Restraint' through undertaking desk and field-based research, data collection and analysis as directed, contributing to publications and other communication methods, and working effectively with project and cluster colleagues, including partner organisations. 

Applicants will have a postgraduate degree in social sciences with a focus on Congolese (DRC) politics and society along with a good knowledge and understanding of current issues and debates in international development and humanitarian protection. Experience undertaking research in DRC, including field research in conflict-affected provinces is essential and applicants must have excellent French and English writing analytical, synthesis and editing skills.

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IDS is committed to eliminating discrimination, and to embedding and supporting equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, in our work and in all our activities. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of background, belief or identity and particularly encourage applications from groups which are underrepresented at IDS.

 Our vision is of an equitable and sustainable world, where people everywhere can live their lives free from poverty and injustice. 




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