UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


We're Recruiting for a new Lectureship in Humanitarian Studies

15 December 2019

We’re also recruiting a Monitoring and Evaluation Coordinator and a Research Finance Manager for a new project, GRRIPP - a network of networks on Gender and Intersectionality, funded by the UKRI Collective Fund

We're recruiting

Lecturer in Humanitarian Studies

Application deadline: 27th January 2020

Interviews: 25th February 2020

For a full job description and the application portal, please search for job reference 1854003 on www.ucl.ac.uk/jobs

We are seeking to appoint a Lecturer in Humanitarian studies, who will carry out research, teaching and administration within the IRDR, especially in the areas of conflict, crises and humanitarian studies.

The UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) is an exciting cross-UCL Institute, which leads research, knowledge exchange and teaching in the area of risk and disaster reduction (RDR). By providing a focus for UCL’s RDR activities, with its breadth of disciplinary emphasis, promotion of novel multidisciplinary research and translation into practice, the Institute aims to assume a role of leadership in RDR both in the UK and internationally. The Institute is hosted in the Faculty of Mathematics and Physical Sciences, but operates across all UCL’s faculties, spanning earth and space sciences, mathematics and statistics, engineering and development planning, population health, anthropology, ethics and laws, and contributes to UCL’s Grand Challenges. It has a leading role in the UCL Humanitarian Institute.

The IRDR has established and is developing research around several themes within the broad field of Risk and Disaster Reduction. These themes include natural and technological hazards, socio-economic issues in disaster risk reduction, gender, conflict and disasters, population health, and organizational resilience. The IRDR runs four masters programmes, an MRes and three MSc’s with over 40 students, and has a research student population of about 25. We are launching an International development undergraduate programme in BSc Global Humanitarian Studies, with partners in the UCL Departments of Statistical Science and Anthropology, the Institutes for Global Health and Education and  the School of Management. We aim for an intake of 40 students.

The postholder should hold a PhD and have excellent interdisciplinary and intersectional knowledge of humanitarian themes. They should have a track record of high quality research in conflict, disaster and humanitarian themes. They should have teaching experience and the ability to deliver public presentations, as well as the ability to write clearly for a range of audiences. They should be committed to high quality research, teaching, and fostering a positive learning environment for students.

This is an open ended academic position, available from 1st April 2020.


Global Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator for Gender Responsive Resilience project

Application deadline: 11th January 2020

Interviews: 4th February 2020

For a full job description and the application portal, please search for job reference 1846029 on www.ucl.ac.uk/jobs

We are seeking to appoint a Global Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Coordinator, who will work with colleagues in the IRDR Centre for Gender and Disaster (CGD) on the GRRIPP project.

The CGD has been successful in receiving a 'UKRI Collective Fund' award, called ‘Gender Responsive Resilience and Intersectionality in Policy and Practice (GRRIPP) - Networking Plus Partnering for Resilience’, which will be implemented in three regions, South Asia, Africa and Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). GRRIPP began on 1st November 2019 for 48 months. The GRRIPP project aims to support the evolution of gender and intersectionality, resilience and sustainability for social transformation through establishing a new Network of Networks. We aim to support a stronger understanding of gender and intersectionality, and a much-improved ability to embed that understanding in policy and practice. GRRIPP includes a large commissioning budget to be spent in ODA countries within our three regions. The commissioning will include research, policy advocacy and activities of many kinds and designed according to the regions’ own needs.

The main purpose of this job is to oversee overall M & E Functions of the ESRC Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) funded GRRIPP project (UKRI Collective Fund award). The job involves developing M & E tools and indicators, M & E of the GRRIPP activities, project management, reporting and publication.

The post holder should hold a PhD related to gender and intersectionality in disaster, development and/or conflict, or have demonstrable equivalent experience in these areas. They should have a high level of awareness of gender and intersectionality in the disaster context. We are seeking a candidate with excellent oral and written communication skills, including experience of report writing. They should have strong team working and interpersonal skills, with the ability to work both independently and to adapt to work collaboratively in different social and cultural contexts.

This full-time position is funded until October 2023. The post is immediately available.


Research Finance Manager for GRRIPP

Advert will go live in early January. It will be job reference 1856697.