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Evidence Synthesis Specialists
Global Development Network (GDN)
Location: New Delhi, India
Posted on Apply by: 29 Nov 2019
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Evidence Synthesis Specialists for the Campbell Collaboration / Campbell South Asia


The Campbell Collaboration promotes positive social and economic change through the production and use of systematic reviews and other evidence synthesis for evidence-based policy and practice. Campbell Collaboration manages the production and promotion of evidence synthesis of social and economic policies and programs in both developed and developing countries.

The Campbell Collaboration is registered as a non-governmental organization in the United States with a small secretariat based in Oslo and New Delhi supporting an international network of researchers. The office in New Delhi also serves as the regional office, Campbell South Asia (CSA). It is operating as a program of the Global Development Network (GDN) in New Delhi, India. The GDN-Campbell Collaboration program in Delhi is seeking an Evidence Synthesis Specialist to lead and support the production of commissioned evidence synthesis studies.

Scope of Work

GDN-Campbell Collaboration program seeks one Evidence Synthesis Specialist to serve in its office in New Delhi, India. The Evidence Synthesis Specialist will be responsible for:

• Team member for evidence synthesis projects carried out by Campbell/GDN Systematic Reviews Programme
• Lead for selected evidence synthesis projects carried out by Campbell/GDN Systematic Reviews Programme
• Join teams conducting primary studies on a secondment basis
• In collaboration with the Director CSA, Campbell Editor-in-Chief and the co-Chairs of the Training Coordinating Group, plan and support Campbell training sessions
• Participate in discussion of new research areas for the organization and its partners.
• Identify funding opportunities for evidence synthesis projects
• Participate in fundraising and funder-related activities including assistance in the drafting of proposals
• Take part in the implementation of programs, notably through the drafting of requests for proposals, the reviewing of submissions, the conceptualizing and conducting of training workshops, the organization of mentoring services for study teams if required
• Provide support for annual meetings and other high-profile events: assist with program development, networking and summarizing key messages.
• Contribute to policy outreach and the dissemination of Campbell research outputs: participate in various policy workshops, contribute to the synthesis and publication of research conducted by Campbell and its grantees, contribute to Campbell blogs.
• Liaise with other offices as appropriate.
• Miscellaneous tasks as requested by the Director CSA, as necessary to accomplish the goals of Campbell.

Line management and responsibilities

The Evidence Synthesis Specialist will report to the Director Campbell South Asia and work closely with other staff on the GDN/Campbell programme.


Applicants must have a Masters’ degree, at least five years post qualification experience in a relevant position and strong proficiency in English. A PhD in a relevant discipline is an advantage.


Candidates should be available to start as soon as possible. Candidates located in New Delhi are preferred, but candidates living elsewhere in South Asia will also be considered. The office is currently based on a home-working model, so candidates may have a suitable home environment for this to be possible. The appointment is for two years, and renewable thereafter.


Please send cover letter, CV, and three reference letters with " Evidence Synthesis Specialist Application_2019” as the subject line to Applications received by Tuesday November 12th 2019 will be given priority. Only suitable candidates will be contacted for interview. If necessary, thereafter applications will be kept open until a suitable candidate is found.

For more information, please visit website of The Campbell Collaboration

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Posted on Apply by: 29 Nov 2019

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