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Vacancy at IDEAS: Health Research Systems Coordinator

published 28 November 2017

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is seeking to appoint a Health Systems Research Coordinator for the IDEAS project based in Ethiopia.


The Health Systems Research Coordinator will be based in Ethiopia and will work in close collaboration with the country team and multidisciplinary stakeholders to coordinate and implement the action research on the Data-Informed Platform for Health (DIPH) – a district-level health-system initiative to promote maternal, newborn and child Health  by improving  data-sharing, evidence-based decision-making, planning and resource allocation.

Applicants should have a Masters’ degree in Public Health or closely related discipline; experience of working with Ethiopian health systems; excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multidisciplinary environment together with the ability to communicate and negotiate at all levels;  and the ability to speak the Amharic language. Experience of teaching or providing professional training and experience of managing teams and research projects would be an advantage.

The post is funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation until 30th June 2020 and is available immediately. Salary is on the Academic Pathway Grade 5 from £33,567 – £38,533 per annum (inclusive of London Weighting). The post will be subject to the LSHTM terms and conditions of service.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year, pro rata for part time staff. In addition to this there are discretionary “Director’s Days”. Membership of the Pension Scheme is available.

Applications should be made on-line via our website at The reference for this post is EPH-PH-51.  Applications should also include a CV and the names and email contacts of two referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted. Interested applicants are invited to contact Bilal Avan ( for further information.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to

The supporting statement section should set out how your qualifications, experience and training meet each of the selection criteria. Please provide one or more paragraphs addressing each criterion. The supporting statement is an essential part of the selection process and thus a failure to provide this information will mean that the application will not be considered. An answer to any of the criteria such as “Please see attached CV” will not be considered acceptable.

Please note that if you are shortlisted and are unable to attend on the interview date it may not be possible to offer you an alternative date.

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