Research, Policy and Practice Advisor -- Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, United Kingdom

Research, Policy and Practice Advisor (Ref: 083)

Salary: £34,565 to £38,907 (pro rata)
ReBUILD Research Consortium - International Public Health
Fixed term contract until February 2017 Part Time (0.7 FTE, 24.5 hours per week)

The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for research in tropical diseases.  Through the creation of effective links with governments, organisations and institutions and by responding to the health needs of communities, LSTM aims to promote improved health, particularly for people of the less developed / resource poorest countries in the tropics and sub-tropics.

ReBUILD is a consortium of 6 institutions working in the UK, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Zimbabwe with an aim to deliver new knowledge to inform the development of pro-poor health systems in countries recovering from political and social conflict.  It is now at a stage where findings are emerging and feeding into policy discussions on Health Systems Development, Universal Health Coverage across low and middle income countries, and how to ensure a supply of health workers where they are needed most.

This is a critical role at an important stage of the research programme. We need a dynamic policy and communications professional with experience of working in the area of health systems development internationally to take forward the research into the public domain. The role will support the development of relationships with key stakeholders in health systems decision making, to ensure research findings are put into practice to improve access to health care for people living in conflict affected states.

You will be responsible for developing and implementing the research uptake strategy for the consortium at both a global and national level. You will coordinate and have oversight of the development, production and distribution of research uptake and communication products including the use of online media and social networking tools to generate interest and engage key players in conversations that lead to change.

You will possess a Masters in a health, politics or international development related subject (and be able to demonstrate continued professional development).  Relevant experience of working with organisations in low and middle income countries is essential as is experience of working with governments and NGOs  in an international development context ideally in a communications role. You will need to have an appreciation of working in a research setting or of supporting evidence being applied to practice.

With well-developed time management and organisational skills, you will have the capability to work independently as well as a team member and develop effective working relationships with colleagues and partners in a multicultural environment.   You must have entrepreneurial ability in finding opportunities to engage with audiences, see where research is relevant to them and translate and present knowledge in a way that is meaningful to them.

Understanding of the barriers to research uptake by decision makers and the challenges of communicating research to them is essential along with skills in developing overall strategy and a range of communication outputs to deliver this.

You can find out more about ReBUILD by visiting
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If you are interested in applying, please return your completed Application Form, Personal Details Form and Equal Opportunities Monitoring Form, stating vacancy reference number 083, via email to, or by post to HR, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA

Closing Date: Friday 15th August 2014
Interview Date: 27th or 28th August 2014



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