Do you want to join the largest global effort to address acute malnutrition?

We are looking for a new Research Officer.


Severe acute malnutrition affects over 16 million children around the world, and is responsible for 1-2 million deaths annually. Recognising the scale of the challenge and the opportunity for change, a coalition of UNICEF, DFID, ECHO, CIFF and ACF have joined forces to launch the No Wasted Lives Initiative. The aim of this initiative is to accelerate collective global action to prevent acute malnutrition and double the number of children with severe acute malnutrition receiving treatment to 6 million a year by 2020. A key component of this initiative will be to invest in and accelerate the roll-out of the best approaches to prevent and treat severe acute malnutrition, and help ensure new ideas get put into practice quickly at the global, regional and national levels. This will include ensuring the operational research that is managed under this initiative is supported by robust costing and cost-effectiveness analysis.


Job Description

We are recruiting for a Research Officer (RO) to join the team hosted by Action Against Hunger UK, working closely with the No Wasted Lives Team to ensure cost-effectiveness analyses are effectively linked into the broader No Wasted Lives work and used to support the roll-out of cost-effective programming for the prevention and treatment of severe acute malnutrition.

The Research Officer (RO) will be principally responsible for leading the design, implementation and reporting of cost-effectiveness analyses across the Nutrition Unit’s operational research portfolio. This currently includes a variety of projects in South Sudan, Kenya, Burkina Faso and Senegal with future potential work across Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The main responsibilities of the RO are to lead costing and cost-effectiveness research activities for protocol and tool development, data collection, analysis and reporting. This will include management of the teams in the field involved in these activities and require close coordination with the specific operational research teams

The RO will be expected to collaborate with the Action Against Hunger International Cost-Effectiveness Group to share knowledge and approaches for cost-effectiveness analysis across AAH projects, align on the development of new tools and trainings and ensure best practice across the portfolio. 

Whilst the RO’s principal focus will be CEA, the position will also support the Nutrition Unit’s portfolio of ongoing research and dissemination activities under the No Wasted Lives Initiative. This will be coordinated with the Head of Evidence and No Wasted Lives team members as opportunities arise

We are always looking to recruit passionate and dedicated individuals who are keen to join our team and contribute to the fight against child hunger. For more detailed information on the role, please download the attached pdf Job Description.  

The post will be based in Action Against Hunger-UK’s London office, only candidates with the right to work in the UK may apply.

Closing date for applications: 10am on 6th March 2018. Interviews scheduled to begin on 12 March 2018


Download the full Job Description and apply here