We are seeking an established expert in global health policy research to lead the Chatham House Centre on Global Health Security.
The Centre examines key global health challenges and how they manifest themselves as foreign policy and international affairs problems. It seeks to help leaders around the world - in government, private foundations, international organizations and business - reach well-informed decisions that improve global health security. It does so by conducting independent research and analysis and facilitating dialogue between the international affairs and public health communities.
The Centre's work to date has focused on understanding disease threats and determinants that transcend borders; improving access to health-related products, technologies and services; and sharpening international governance. Emphasis has been placed on topics such as antimicrobial resistance, global health surveillance, universal health coverage, and infectious disease response. These activities have resulted in a large number of Chatham House publications and peer-reviewed publications in medical journals.
Building on this strong track record, you will lead the Centre into a new phase, delivering a bold, innovative and exciting agenda of research and activities to address pivotal challenges facing global health today.
You are an inspirational leader, with an established track record of policy-relevant research, fundraising, and management. As an excellent communicator you can command attention and respect from internal colleagues and external organizations at senior levels.
You will have a strong interest and comprehensive understanding of global health from an international affairs standpoint. You will have some international experience and are likely to have a specific focus on one or more of our core research topics.
While further enhancing our international profile, audiences and networks, you will also develop collaborative research projects internally with other Chatham House departments and programmes, in keeping with the Institute’s central objective of promoting interdisciplinary research.
Your priorities include:
Take responsibility for the quality of research outputs, maintaining our existing high standards and continuously striving for improvements. Other priorities include:
Generation of Funding
Take the lead in identifying and generating funding to cover the budget, supporting staff in their own funding activities and ensuring a diverse distribution of funders across our activities.
Responsible for the oversight of Centre finances and accountable for performance against budget.
Key priorities: Raise the Centre’s profile through development of strong networks with policy-makers, policy experts and the media.
Supervision of Staff, Consultants & Associate Fellows
Key priorities: Leadership; management of a team which has a mix of research and managerial staff. Additionally, you will supervise the contributions of consultants who work on a per-project basis, as well as Associate Fellows, ensuring they are fully integrated into the Centre’s plans and strategy.
Essential Qualifications, Experience and Knowledge:
Essential Skills and Abilities:
Chatham House encourages flexibility and we are an equal-opportunity employer who values diversity.
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