The ESRC, on behalf of DFID wish to appoint a Research Strategy Group for the DFID-ESRC Growth Research Programme (DEGRP) to lead on the academic guidance and agenda setting for the programme. This is a key role which will underpin broader ESRC and DFID strategies to ensure the academic quality and maximise the policy and practice relevance for developing countries of the research that they fund.
The Research Strategy Group will have a strong track record in international development-relevant research and demonstrate particular academic strength in the area of development economics. It will be expected to work closely with DEGRP’s Evidence & Impact Group (currently based at the Overseas Development Institute) and a range of national and international stakeholders with shared interests in the academic substance and research outputs of the scheme.
The call for proposals opens on 25 July and closes on 5 September 2013. Shortlisted candidate teams will be interviewed in London during the week of 23 September 2013. The appointment will commence in October 2013, or as soon as practicable thereafter