Posted: Feb 12,2020
Closing: Mar 11,2020
Location: England
Source: partner

Job reference
Application closing date
Loughborough, England 

Job description                                                                                                           

Fixed-Term for 36 Months.

An opportunity has arisen for an experienced research associate to join the Modern Energy Cooking Services Programme (MECS); a 39.8 million programme funded by UK Aid through the Department of International Development, led by Loughborough University. The key purpose of the role is to lead the southern partner workstream. MECS will be working in at least 15 countries, pre-dominantly in sub-Saharan Africa and South East Asia. Within each country is a lead Southern Partner. These southern partners are a mix of NGOs, universities and research organisations. Each southern partner is developing and leading on research activities to accelerate the transition to clean cooking within their country. The role of the Senior Research Associate will be to act as the technical lead for research with the southern partners. They will also play a role in the strategic management of the programme, making sure that the southern partner workstream operates in a harmonised way with the other workstreams in order to facilitate changing the narrative on clean cooking.

The post-holder will work in close collaboration with the existing MECS Project Management team and engage in strategic partnership work with other organisations as required.

If you are an organised, methodical team player, with excellent communication skills, this is a great opportunity to join our team and to make a positive contribution to the project.


Informal enquiries about the post should be made by email to Dr Louise Medland at


Application Closing Date: 11 March 2020

Interviews will be held during the week commencing 30 March 2020


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