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Research Advisor, Maternity Leave CoverProgram : Nutrition / Health
Type of position : ACF headquarter position
Language : English
Starting date: 2019-07-16
Closing date : 2019-08-16
Length : Fixed Term – 8 months
Positions details : Click here to download the file.

Action Against Hunger has a vision of a world free from hunger. For almost 40 years, across nearly 50 countries, we have led the global fight against hunger. We save the lives of children and work with their communities before and after the disaster strikes. We enable people to provide for themselves, see their children grow up strong, and build prosperous communities. We constantly search for more effective solutions, while sharing our knowledge and expertise with the world. We push for long-term change. We will never give up. Until the world is free from hunger.

Severe acute malnutrition affects an estimated 17 million children around the world, and is responsible for 1-2 million deaths annually. Recognising the scale of the challenge and the opportunity for change, a coalition of UNICEF, DFID, ECHO, CIFF and Action Against Hunger have joined forces to launch the No Wasted Lives Initiative. The aim of this initiative is to accelerate collective global action to prevent acute malnutrition and double the number of children with severe acute malnutrition receiving treatment to 6 million a year by 2020.

A key component of this initiative is to invest in and accelerate the roll-out of the best approaches to prevent and treat acute malnutrition, and to help ensure new ideas get put into practice quickly at the global, regional and national levels. The Secretariat supports this in two ways. First through direct support to research and technical teams and through work with our technical advisory group to drive acceleration of high impact areas of evidence generation and to fill critical gaps in the knowledge base that are needed to improve programmes and policies. The second is through the broader advocacy efforts and communications about the work of No Wasted Lives and our partners and the latest evidence-based approaches to tackle acute malnutrition at scale.

The Research Advisor will provide technical and research support, working with the No Wasted Lives team hosted by Action Against Hunger UK. Work will include producing technical and non-technical documents to support dissemination and uptake activities, supporting on-going work on cost-effectiveness of nutrition interventions as well as ensuring high quality implementation of research projects. Overall this will ensure that our research and technical work is effectively linked into the broader No Wasted Lives work and used to support the roll-out of cost-effective programming for the prevention and treatment of severe acute malnutrition.

We are always looking to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals who are keen to join our team and contribute to the fight against child hunger. For more detailed information on the role, please download the attached pdf Job Description.

The post will be based in Action Against Hunger-UK’s London office. Only candidates with the right to work in the UK may apply

Closing date for applications: 5pm, Friday 16th August 2019 

Apply online by clicking the Apply Now button below; do not forget to attach your CV and a cover letter (maximum two pages), telling us why you are applying for the role, and demonstrating how you meet the essential criteria in the person specification.

Unfortunately, due to the number of applications we receive we are only able to contact shortlisted candidates. Thank you for your understanding. 


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