Knowledge Exchange Associate (293890)
 

Salary: £32,817*
FTE: 1.0 ( 35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed Term
Closing date: Tuesday 26 May 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UKRI GCRF One Ocean Hub, a 5 year research for development programme which seeks to address intractable challenges faced by developing countries in relation to ocean management. Led by the University of Strathclyde the Hub’s research focuses on the specific challenges of South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Fiji and Solomon Islands in realising the economic, socio-cultural and environmental benefits from the ocean. The Hub will weave learning from the ocean, ranging from the traditional knowledge of the peoples who rely upon it to marine sciences, innovative legal approaches and artistic methods. Our aim is to bridge the disconnections in law, science and society across all levels from the local to the international. We aim to empower vulnerable communities, woman and youth to shape and benefit from the blue economy through inclusive and integrated governance approaches required to ensure a healthy ocean and flourishing economies. 

As a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate, you will play a leading role in KE and impact activities primarily in relation to ocean governance and legal research, whilst also working with other KE colleagues, researchers and project managers across all disciplines of the Hub to ensure a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to stakeholder engagement and impact.

With a background in environmental law, and experience in law and policy making processes at the global level, you will actively participate in global and regional ocean governance networks, representing the Hub at key events and fostering new relationships with a range of policy orientated stakeholders. You will proactively follow key international processes and identify KE opportunities for the Hub. Working with the Deputy Director you will develop a range of KE products and a portfolio of KE projects aligned with the Hub’s objectives and which will contribute to the delivery of the Hub’s outcomes at international level. Working closely with the Development Manager and Programme Manager, you will help to identify new sources of funding to support KE activities and contribute to the generation of new proposals. 

You will have the ability to translate complex information into an accessible form for a range of audiences, and will work with the Hub’s Communications Officer to contribute content to the Hub’s communications programmes (including social media). You will play a leading role in the development of legal content for the Hub’s global knowledge-translation platform. Working within the Hub’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team, you will develop impact case-study materials that will be shared on the Hub’s website and social media, as well as in reports to the funder and partners and in new research grant applications.

To be considered for the role, you will have a PhD (or exceptionally equivalent professional experience) in international law of the sea and/or international environmental law or related disciplines. The successful candidate will have relevant knowledge exchange experience and track record of engagement with the United Nations and/or other global or regional inter-governmental bodies, and/or with other law- and policy-making processes.

You will be able to hit the ground running and integrate quickly into a diverse, highly motivated team. You will be flexible and adaptable as the Hub is a dynamic learning network for transformational research for development, which operates at multiple scales and across three regions (Caribbean, Africa, South Pacific). *Please note that increments are payable on the 12 month anniversary of appointment. This allows progression to the next point on the salary scale until the top guaranteed point of the scale is reached.   

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Elisa Morgera, Hub Director, One Ocean Hub (elisa.morgera@strath.ac.uk). 

Formal interviews for this post will be held as soon as possible following vacancy closure. 

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Faculty
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department/School
School of Law
Staff Category
Knowledge Exchange
Type of Employment
Fixed-term
Working Hours
Full-time
 
Salary: £32,817*
FTE: 1.0 ( 35 hours/week)
Term: Fixed Term
Closing date: Tuesday 26 May 2020

This is an exciting opportunity to join the UKRI GCRF One Ocean Hub, a 5 year research for development programme which seeks to address intractable challenges faced by developing countries in relation to ocean management. Led by the University of Strathclyde the Hub’s research focuses on the specific challenges of South Africa, Namibia, Ghana, Fiji and Solomon Islands in realising the economic, socio-cultural and environmental benefits from the ocean. The Hub will weave learning from the ocean, ranging from the traditional knowledge of the peoples who rely upon it to marine sciences, innovative legal approaches and artistic methods. Our aim is to bridge the disconnections in law, science and society across all levels from the local to the international. We aim to empower vulnerable communities, woman and youth to shape and benefit from the blue economy through inclusive and integrated governance approaches required to ensure a healthy ocean and flourishing economies. 

As a Knowledge Exchange (KE) Associate, you will play a leading role in KE and impact activities primarily in relation to ocean governance and legal research, whilst also working with other KE colleagues, researchers and project managers across all disciplines of the Hub to ensure a multidisciplinary and coordinated approach to stakeholder engagement and impact.

With a background in environmental law, and experience in law and policy making processes at the global level, you will actively participate in global and regional ocean governance networks, representing the Hub at key events and fostering new relationships with a range of policy orientated stakeholders. You will proactively follow key international processes and identify KE opportunities for the Hub. Working with the Deputy Director you will develop a range of KE products and a portfolio of KE projects aligned with the Hub’s objectives and which will contribute to the delivery of the Hub’s outcomes at international level. Working closely with the Development Manager and Programme Manager, you will help to identify new sources of funding to support KE activities and contribute to the generation of new proposals. 

You will have the ability to translate complex information into an accessible form for a range of audiences, and will work with the Hub’s Communications Officer to contribute content to the Hub’s communications programmes (including social media). You will play a leading role in the development of legal content for the Hub’s global knowledge-translation platform. Working within the Hub’s Monitoring and Evaluation Team, you will develop impact case-study materials that will be shared on the Hub’s website and social media, as well as in reports to the funder and partners and in new research grant applications.

To be considered for the role, you will have a PhD (or exceptionally equivalent professional experience) in international law of the sea and/or international environmental law or related disciplines. The successful candidate will have relevant knowledge exchange experience and track record of engagement with the United Nations and/or other global or regional inter-governmental bodies, and/or with other law- and policy-making processes.

You will be able to hit the ground running and integrate quickly into a diverse, highly motivated team. You will be flexible and adaptable as the Hub is a dynamic learning network for transformational research for development, which operates at multiple scales and across three regions (Caribbean, Africa, South Pacific). *Please note that increments are payable on the 12 month anniversary of appointment. This allows progression to the next point on the salary scale until the top guaranteed point of the scale is reached.   

Informal enquiries about the post can be directed to Professor Elisa Morgera, Hub Director, One Ocean Hub (elisa.morgera@strath.ac.uk). 

Formal interviews for this post will be held as soon as possible following vacancy closure. 

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