Research Fellow in Migration Health (0.6 FTE) 499 views

This is an exciting opportunity to work on a community-based study on labour migration decision-making and recruitment practices in Ethiopia. The research will examine determinants of safe labour migration as part of a “Mengeshachin (‘Our Departure’): Developing responsible recruitment models for low-skilled migrant workers in Ethiopia & beyond” project, funded by the US Department of State.

The London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine is a world-leading centre for research and postgraduate education in public and global health. Our mission is to is to improve health and health equity in the UK and worldwide; working in partnership to achieve excellence in public and global health research, education and translation of knowledge into policy and practice. 

The Department of Public Health, Environment and Society is one of three in the Faculty of Public Health and Policy. It carries out internationally renowned research into the social and environmental determinants of health and the evaluation and analysis of public health policy. It has a strong multi-disciplinary focus, with researchers working in the fields of sociology, anthropology, geography, history, epidemiology, and evaluation. 

The post is available as soon as possible and is funded for 17 months, part time at 0.6 FTE. The salary will be £40,011 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. 

The main purpose of the post is to contribute to study design, development of qualitative and participatory data collection methods, and data analysis, interpretation and write-up throughout the study. It will include liaising with policy and programme stakeholders. The post-holder will also support the local research partner in Ethiopia and help coordinate fieldwork. The role requires frequent travel to Ethiopia and within the country to up to 3 study sites for several weeks at a time. The successful candidate should have a postgraduate degree and demonstrated research experience in labour rights and/or migration/trafficking and health, as well as significant experience working in Low Income Countries, preferably Ethiopia. Applicants with fluent Amharic are particularly sought. 

Applications should be made on-line via our website at . Applications should include the names and email contacts of 2 referees who can be contacted immediately if shortlisted, and we also request a sample of written work, ideally a first-authored publication in a peer-reviewed journal. Alternatively, a report that has been published online or MSc thesis project (or equivalent) would be acceptable. Online applications will be accepted by the automated system until 10pm of the closing date. Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to . Please quote reference.

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.

More Information

Share this job
Organisation Information
Connect with us
Contact Us

All the world’s best Global Health opportunities. Register now.