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 Research Adviser, South Asia Research Hub
 Department for International Development (DFID)

 Location: New Delhi
 Last Date: August 23, 2010
 Email: (Reference:


DFID Research and Evidence Division are looking for a Research Adviser to support the South Asia Research Hub, based in New Delhi. You must have the skills, enthusiasm and authority to build relations with, and influence, researchers and the funders of research active in south Asia to ensure that research helps to reduce poverty and supports countries to respond to climate change and other challenges to development.

The Department for International Development (DFID) is the United Kingdom Government Department responsible for delivering the official UK aid programme. DFID is placing increased importance on the collection and use of evidence to inform its policies and programmes. This evidence is collected through research and analysis funded by DFID and from other sources. DFID has a well-established Research and Evidence Division (RED) which leads on the collection and dissemination of research evidence. It is one of the largest funders of development research covering a wide range of sectors grouped under 5 key themes: Agriculture and Food Security; Climate Change and the Environment; Governance, Conflict and Social Development; Growth; and, Human Development. As part of a strategy to decentralise its research effort, RED has established the South Asia Research Hub (SARH) to support increasing awareness, collation and use of evidence by DFID country programmes; support capacity-building in the research in the region; and support the development of DFID research programmes that address key regional priorities.

Research Adviser
Competencies and Qualifications:

• The post holder should possess at least an MSc and preferably a PhD
• At least 10 years of working as a researcher or research manager
• A strong track record in conducting and managing research, experience in commissioning and/or coordinating research programmes or project management is highly desirable.
• Strong writing and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with a wide range of audiences.
• Knowledge of different research methodologies and understanding of the application of different methods in different situation
• Knowledge and experience of working at the policy-research interface and in getting research into use
• Ability to frame researchable questions, support research design and advise on the comparative quality and value of different sources of evidence
• Demonstrate competency in the following core competency areas: analysis and use of information; communication with others; planning and delivery of work; working with others; and, influencing.

The position will be based in the British High Commission in New Delhi. There will be an attractive and competitive local salary and benefit package. DFID is an Equal Opportunities employer and appoints on merit basis through open competition. We take a proactive approach to diversity. Applications are welcome from all parts of the community.

Please visit the DFID website ( ) where you can download the application form and job description. Completed applications should be sent with a current CV and short covering letter setting out why you are applying for this post to Only completed applications made on the prescribed application form will be considered. If you are unable to access the forms please contact Telephone enquiries after the deadline of the application will not be entertained.

Closing date for applications is Monday, 23 August 2010.


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