REACH Communications and Knowledge Exchange Manager

Oxford University

Oxford, , GB

School of Geography and the Environment, Oxford University, UK
Grade 7: £31,076 – £38,183 p.a.
Deadline: 23 February 2017

The REACH programme is a 7-year (2015-2022), £15m programme funded by the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID). The programme is led by Oxford University and involves a consortium of global leaders in water science, policy and practice. It aims to increase water security for five million people in Africa and South Asia by 2022 and is one of DFID’s largest investments in water security research.

The Communications and Knowledge Exchange Manager is responsible for the strategy and delivery of internal and external communications for the programme, and ensuring the effective delivery of the Research into Action Strategy. You will be an experienced and self-motivated communications or knowledge exchange specialist who will work closely with all members of the consortium to communicate the programme’s research and bring about change in policy and practice. The postholder will also lead the organisation of a programme of events including annual workshops and conferences.

The successful candidate will combine the experience and capability of delivering innovative communications or knowledge exchange work with ideally a knowledge of water security for poverty reduction. You will be a keen team player and have the ability to build strong working relationships with University staff and international partners. Excellent writing skills and experience in planning and managing budgets is essential. The role will involve some overseas travel.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of an ambitious research programme and global science-practitioner partnership working to deliver significant benefits for people living in poverty.

The post is fixed-term until 31 May 2019 (with the likelihood of extension to May 2022 subject to the programme’s successful completion of the DFID mid-term review).