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IDS Vacancy: Research Fellow - Impact Innovation and Learning (Ref 502)
24 April 2012

Acknowledgements: FANRPAN acknowledges Institute of Development Studies (IDS) as the source of this information

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is a leading global charity for research, teaching and information on international development, based in Brighton. This is an exciting opportunity to join one of the world's leading organisations for research, teaching and information on international development.

IDS is seeking to recruit a Fellow, with the aim of strengthening its capacity to develop and deliver cutting edge, mixed methods approaches to impact assessment that will improve development effectiveness. We seek to appoint someone with an established international reputation for high quality research, practice and publications in the area of impact evaluation and learning. We will consider candidates from any relevant disciplinary background and with any geographical focus. Depending on background, interests and orientation, the appointee will be placed in one of the institute's six research teams.

The post-holder will have a PhD or substantial practical experience and a scholarly publications record that demonstrates an equivalent academic standard. Applicants should have experience in fundraising and project design and management will be expected to provide leadership for an initiative to establish a centre of excellence in impact and learning within the institute.

In depth knowledge of contemporary debates regarding impact and learning and the intellectual and historical roots of the main approaches to impact assessment within one or more areas of development are essential, as are quantitative and qualitative research methods, and a willingness to work across the quantitative – qualitative divide.

If you are a non-EU National then please refer to the UK Border Agency website, for information regarding your eligibility to work in the UK.

Our vision is a world in which poverty does not exist, social justice prevails and economic growth is focused on improving human wellbeing.

£32,808 - £51,424 per annum, (depending on experience)

Closing Date:
21 May 2012 at 12 midday UK time

Telephone interviews:
31 May 2012

Main interviews at IDS:
12 June 2012


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IDS values diversity and is committed to equal opportunities; applications are welcome from all suitably qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.

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