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£45,000 - £50,000 per year
Contract (2 years)

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Job description

Global Health 50/50 (GH5050) is an independent, evidence-driven initiative to advance action and accountability for gender equality. GH5050 was formed around a unique model which brings together the rigour of academic research, the knowledge of how policy change can occur and the momentum of advocates and communicators to catalyse progress on gender equality. GH5050’s mission is ‘To improve health, well-being, and social justice through the promotion of human rights, particularly in relation to gender equality, by conducting research, disseminating the useful results of such research, and providing information, advice and advocacy.’ Established in 2017, GH5050 is a non-profit organisation (as a UK registered charity) headquartered in Cambridge, UK, that initially focussed on the health sector and is increasingly active in the justice and finance systems, globally and at country level. 


Through our flagship annual report and Gender and Health Index, GH5050 provides the only bird’s-eye view of gender, inclusion and equality in the global health sector today. The report assesses 200 organisations annually across a core set of variables on policies and practices to tackle power and privilege imbalances within the workplace, the gender and geography of organisational leadership, and whether gender is considered in any organisations' external-facing programmatic or policy work.

Based on an approach honed over seven years by Global Health 50/50, GH5050 is planning to produce rigorous data on the state of gender equality, including within career opportunities / structures, in the law/justice, and finance/economics sectors. In the law/justice sector we will review approximately 200 organisations at the global level, and then apply a similar approach and methodology at the country level (likely to be Kenya and one other country). Working with research and advocacy partners, supported by an advisory group, legal experts and a team of research consultants, GH5050 also plans to leverage the data to engage with the assessed organisations directly. The work undertaken by GH5050 in the law/justice sector is part of a wider advocacy coalition supported by the funder aiming to drive organisational change for a more diverse, inclusive and equitable global legal sector. 

The successful candidate for this post is expected to play an integral role in contributing to the growth of GH5050, as well as taking a leading role in developing, managing, growing and taking ownership for this new area of work.

Role Summary 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of one of the world’s leading research and accountability initiatives for gender equality. You will join a small and growing team of staff working at GH5050, taking responsibility for the first (and subsequent) Gender, Law and Justice Report(s) (title TBA). The role will involve project design and management, conducting research and policy analysis, maintaining strong working relationships with partner organisations as well as with other GH5050 staff, dissemination, engagement and impact. These roles will be exercised at global and country levels. The post holder will share responsibility with the Head of Research & Impact for the management of research consultants working on the law and justice workstream. 

We are looking for a motivated, proactive, dynamic, collaborative and meticulously detail-oriented individual to join our team and encourage applications from people who meet the person specification and are interested in taking on the tasks and responsibilities of this key role in GH5050. 

Role Responsibilities 

  • Project design and management: Project manage the full process of developing the GH5050 Gender, Law and Justice reports, policy briefs, case studies of organisational change, and a range of outputs tailored to meet the goals of the GH5050 Strategy. Oversee the production processes from research and analysis to drafting and production of GH5050 outputs, and the research team and consultants. Work closely with the finance officer on budgeting and financial reporting.

  • Team recruitment, leadership/management and research coordination: Hire, onboard and train teams of data collectors and provide regular support and quality control. Oversee and support the research team, develop project plans, arrange regular project meetings, and ensure that project deliverables are met and produced in a rigorous and timely manner. 

  • Internal communications: Take responsibility for maintaining regular and comprehensive internal communications within the charity, reporting on progress and flagging any risks or challenges to project timelines. 

  • Consultant management and liaison: Identify and recruit consultants for specific tasks to produce GH5050 outputs. Supervise consultants’ work to ensure timely delivery of high-quality outputs. Liaise with team consultants on various tasks during the report production process. 

  • Conduct research, data validation and analysis: Undertake research and data collection for reports and other outputs, including literature research on organisational policies and practices, policy content analysis and workforce data extraction. Thoroughly review and validate research findings of data collection team. Ensure research methodologies are kept up to date and ensure the timely delivery of quality outputs, including on statistical analysis, writing, data validation, data visualization, graphic design and layout, and the production of dissemination and communications materials. 

  • Database management: Manage, validate, clean and store large and complex datasets. 

  • Stakeholder management: Be a trusted first point of contact for organisations who are reviewed as part of the GH5050 report. This includes preparing and distributing formal communications to CEOs and a designated focal point within each organisation, responding to queries, and managing the process of data validation with organisations.

  • Partnership building and management: Be responsible for ensuring a productive and equitable relationship with research partners, advocacy partners, and advisory/expert groups. Prepare reports for Trustees and funders. 

  • Report production: Prepare drafts of reports including in collaboration with professional writers when appropriate, to identify the key messages and key findings, data visualisations, background and other written contributions, such as forewords and quotes. Liaise with web designers, who will build data validation platforms and a new website to host the reports, and report design teams. 

  • High-impact communication and dissemination: Work closely with the GH5050 and communications lead as well as an external communications partner to develop strategic communication and dissemination strategies for these research outputs. This includes preparing compelling key findings and messages from report research and developing a range of additional communications outputs for key stakeholders including presentations, policy briefs, op-eds and papers for peer-reviewed publications and ensuring the delivery of public events and launches.

  • Any other tasks that may be reasonably required. 

Person specification  

  • PhD level qualification preferred. If Masters level qualification then equivalent and demonstrable relevant professional level experience

  • Experience conducting mixed methods research, including innovative methods of data collection, indicator development, database management, and qualitative and quantitative analysis and interpretation 

  • Experience in research project management, ideally within an academic or policy environment 

  • Experience in policy analysis and developing recommendations based on this analysis 

  • Knowledge of the global law and justice landscape, and ideally a good understanding of the key issues relating to gender and equality of opportunity in the workplace, global development and organisational change

  • Proven intellectual/research contributions to the field of law/justice 

  • A network in the law/justice sector which extends beyond academic actors to practitioners and thought leaders 

  • Knowledge of gender and its relationship to: (i) the law/justice sector; (ii) and/or the research/evidence methods in (e.g. policy analysis); (iii) and/or approaches to organisational change, would be an advantage. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, and experience producing clear, concise, engaging and evidence-led written outputs such as reports, policy briefs, academic papers and op-eds 

  • Experience of effectively managing a team, with excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to build collaborative professional relationships with a wide range of partners across diverse contexts, including whilst working remotely

  • Experience working independently and effective decision making to manage competing priorities and ensure projects are delivered on time and to a high standard

  • High level of proficiency in MS Excel and experience in using a wide range of software, including data visualisation packages


  • Attention to detail and high level of accuracy 

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills 

  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team 

  • Knowledge and experience in at least one research method relevant to the work of GH5050

  • Ability to work to deadlines 

  • Self-starting skills 

  • An organised approach to time management 

  • Strong cultural competencies with experience in developing and maintaining research partnerships across a variety of settings and contexts 

  • A commitment to social justice and gender justice 

All Staff are required to: 

  • Demonstrate commitment to GH5050’s organisational values, including exercising high ethical standards and research integrity, with attention to teamwork and collaboration

  • Ensure that they have read and understood all mandatory policies and procedures 

  • Uphold the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion and Anti-Harassment and Bullying Policies, ensuring effective implementation in all aspects of their work for the charity 

  • Act always within the charity rules, policies, procedures, and any other statutory requirements 

  • Be proactive, bring ideas, suggestions and contribute to the improvement and development of the charity 

  • Undertake training as required 

  • Attend staff and team meetings as required, including in-person at the Cambridge office at least one or two days per week 

  • Observe health and safety procedures in the workplace to ensure personal safety and to safeguard the interests and safety of colleagues and visitors 

  • To establish, foster and maintain close working relationships with other functions to allow swift resolution of issues and sharing of knowledge 

  • Undertake other duties and responsibilities as appropriate since all staff p 

Our generous staff benefits include:  

  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays. In addition, we may provide 3 days leave over the Christmas and New Year period 

  • Flexible working arrangements – mainly remote working and with at least 1-2 days per week in the Cambridge office 

  • 5% employer pension contribution 

  • Employee assistance programme (EAP) via Health Assured

  • Professional development and training 

Application Instructions

Applications without cover letters will not be considered. Applicants will be assessed against their ability to demonstrate how they meet the person specification criteria.

Cover letters must indicate if the applicant has the right to work in the UK.

If shortlisted, we will additionally ask for a writing sample and ask you to complete a short task.

We want to know in your application…

What excites you about working with GH5050?

What experience and knowledge would you bring and how do you meet the criteria for the role?

The deadline for applications is 17:00 GMT on 18 June 2023. We reserve the right to close this vacancy earlier than the closing date if we receive sufficient applications for the role.

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Global Health 50/50 View profile Company size Size: 6 - 10
Posted on: 28 May 2024
Closing date: 18 June 2024 at 18:18
Tags: Policy/Research,Social Care/Development,Project Management,Advocacy

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