The Bartlett Development Planning Unit



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Current Vacancies

Teaching Fellow MSc in Development Administration and Planning

Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Part Time
Hours per week (%FTE): 7.3 hours per week (20% FTE)
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £39,353 - £42,70 per annum

The Development Planning Unit (DPU) is an international centre specialising in academic teaching, practical training, research and consultancy in the field of national, metropolitan and regional development and planning. It is concerned with promoting sustainable forms of development, understanding rapid urbanisation and encouraging innovation policy, planning and management responses to the economic, social and environmental development of cities and regions, especially in Asia, Africa and Latin America.

The Development Planning Unit, University College London, wishes to appoint a part time teaching fellow to teach 10 sessions over terms 2 and 3 on the module Development in Practice, with the majority of teaching in term 2. Term 3 comprises a two week overseas fieldtrip that the post-holder will lead on, with support from the rest of the DAP team. The module is a core component of the Masters Degree in Development Administration and Planning (see http://www.ucl.ac.uk/dpu for more details).

The post is funded for 8 months initially. Teaching to take place in Terms 2 and 3 of academic session 2018/2019. 

Closing Date: 26 Dec 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Further information and application here (link)

“Bringing Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to Life” Project

POST:                          Research Consultant
CONSULTANCY:         50-60 Days between Jan 2019 and July 2019
REPORTS TO:             DPU’s Dr Andrea Rigon
CONTRACT:                Consultancy contract fee £170-250 per day, depending on experience


CAFOD and UCL are looking for a Researcher to conduct participatory research on Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.  Please apply if you are passionate about development and giving voice to people living in poverty and marginalisation. You will be confident in conducting high-level research with communities in Africa, understanding the UN Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, have experience of working in the global South, particularly Africa, and able to produce participatory research that is innovative and inspiring.

Job summary

In coordination with Diego Martinez-Schutt, CAFOD’s Policy Lead on Agenda 2030 and under the management of DPU Lecturer Dr Andrea Rigon, s/he will be responsible for designing and carrying out research, mentor local researchers, and facilitate participatory learning workshops with key stakeholders and write up high quality research reports for a variety of stakeholders.

The deadline to send your application is 26 December 2018.

Interviews will take place on Thursday 3rd January 2019 via Skype.

Informal enquires about the post may be made to Dr Andrea Rigon, Development Planning Unit by email: andrea.rigon@ucl.ac.uk.  The subject of the email must be SDGs Research query.

Full details and how to apply in the PDF below:

Research Fellow for Assistive Technology

Location of position: London
Grade: 7
Hours: Full Time
Salary (inclusive of London allowance): £35,328 per annum

Based in DPU’s vibrant hive of activity, a full time post-doctoral research associate is required to work in a new £10 million UK Department for International development (DFID) funded project called AT 2030, to be led by the Global Disability Innovation Hub (GDI Hub). The AT 2030 programme focuses on Life Changing Assistive Technology for All. Its aim is to reach over 3 million people (in particular, people with disabilities), testing new approaches and backing ‘what works’ to get assistive technology (AT) to those who need it. 

The post holder will join an active research environment in DPU and Leonard Cheshire, made up of PhD students, research associates, NGO programme staff and academic staff members including both disabled and no-disabled people. The post-holder will be invited to contribute to the DPU and Leonard Cheshire’s wider research and knowledge production activities.  The post holder will also be invited to be part of the network of the wider GDI Hub AT2030 partnership.

This position is funded for 1 years in the first instance.

Key Requirements

The successful applicant will have a PhD or equivalent practice based experience in a relevant social science discipline (e.g. social anthropology, urban studies, development studies, sociology, or disability studies) and is expected to have experience of researching diversity issues (ideally related to disability), Strong critical and interdisciplinary analytical skills and capacity in managing and organising information, and writing up data is also required.

Closing Date: 20 Dec 2018
Latest time for the submission of applications: 23:59

Full details and application here (link)