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CLOSED: Job: ACT Consortium Policy Liaison Officer

February 8, 2012 - 19:17 -- MalariaWorld Jobs

London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine; Faculty of Infections & Tropical Diseases


Salary:   £41,477 to £57,621 per annum inclusive
Closing Date:   Thursday 16 February 2012
Interview Date:   To be confirmed 
Reference:  DS2
An opportunity has arisen for a lecturer or senior lecturer in malaria research and control to work on a full or part time basis as the Policy Liaison Coordinator for the Artemisinin Combination Therapy (ACT) Consortium led by Prof David Schellenberg.

The post holder will be based at LSHTM and be a senior member of the ACT Consortium core team. The ACT Consortium, coordinated through the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, is funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and has partners throughout Africa, Asia, Europe and the United States. The secretariat and core scientists are based at LSHTM and support 26 projects in 10 countries.  
The Consortium’s vision is to support evidence-based policy making and implementation activities so that the delivery and effectiveness of ACTs is optimized.  In order to achieve this, the Consortium is establishing a mechanism, referred to as SCALE (Syntheses, Collaboration, and Analyses for Liaising Evidence effectively).
SCALE will act as a conduit of information between the ACT Consortium, policy makers and programme managers at national and international levels.  Members of the Consortium and core team already interact with members of the research, policy and programme communities. The post holder will provide a focal point at the interface between the larger malaria research and control communities and the Consortium’s investigators and core scientists. The post holder will be responsible for developing and maintaining the SCALE Workplan and for the implementation of approved activities within it. Typical activities are likely to include the analysis and synthesis of cross-cutting issues, the development of policy briefs and outreach to relevant groups.
The post is available for two years starting March 2012. Salary is on the Academic Pathway Lecturer salary scale £41,477 - 47,502 per annum inclusive, or Senior Lecturer salary scale £50,183 - £57,621 per annum inclusive.  Annual leave entitlement is 30 working days per year for all staff.  In addition to this there are 6 fixed-date "Director's Days".
Applications should be made on-line via our website at  The reference for this post is DS2.  Any queries regarding the application process may be addressed to   

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