GCRF Challenge Leaders provide strong, intellectual and strategic leadership for each strategic research portfolio and to strengthen coordination across multiple delivery partners.
The following six strategic GCRF Challenge portfolios, aligned with the UN Strategic Development Goals (SDGs), will be developed by Challenge Leaders on behalf of the Delivery Partners across the whole GCRF programme. We are seeking to appoint the equivalent of a full time Challenge Leader for each of the following portfolios:
Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure (50% position only)
GCRF Challenge Leaders will be responsible for the building and success of individual Challenge portfolios, and together collectively responsible for maximising the portfolios’ overall research excellence and real-world impact. They will draw on the knowledge and experience of the GCRF Strategic Advisory Group as well as the various GCRF groups in the Research Councils and Academies.
Challenge Leaders will:
They will be charged with maximising the coherence and impact of each portfolio, by working with the relevant Research Councils, other Delivery Partners and to seek opportunities beyond GCRF, through alignment/integration with the ODA portfolios (for example the Newton Fund) across UK Government and with other funders. They will strengthen international engagement and promote high-level dialogue with a wide range of international development funders, actors and agencies. They will work closely with the GCRF Hubs and other strategic investments as they come on stream, to ensure a close match between new insights emerging from GCRF researchers and the strategic needs and ambitions of development partners as framed by the SDGs.
We are currently advertising for the second round of Challenge Leaders, more information on the vacancy, including the key job requirements and how to apply please visit: http://www.topcareer.jobs/Vacancy/irc243608_7782.aspx