Reporting to the Chair of the SCOR Board the Interim Executive Director is responsible for the successful delivery of the UKCDR’s vision, which aims to maximise the coherence and impact of UK research investments on international development outcomes.  As UKCDR recruits a new permanent Director the interim will lead a committed and high performing team to deliver agreed projects, support the SCOR Board and liaise with key stakeholders.

At UKCDR, we firmly believe that research across disciplines and in partnership with low- and middle-income countries is essential to drive global development progress. This changing funding landscape provides a fantastic opportunity to address the global goals through the generation of knowledge.

The Interim Executive Director will be based remotely at first, with the possibility of returning to the office according to Government guidelines. The office is based at the Wellcome Trust on Euston Road in Central London. The successful candidate will be employed through a contract, or secondment arrangement would also be considered. Full-time and part-time (minimum 2 days per week) appointments will be considered.

This position will be for a maximum of 6 months, and the position is open to applicants residing in the UK only.

Application process
Please submit a CV and cover letter to by 23:59 on Tuesday 22nd June 2021.

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