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Senior Administrator

Politics & International Relations

Location:  Highfield Campus
Salary:   £25,217 to £27,511 pro rata, per annum
Part Time Fixed Term
Closing Date:  Monday 06 January 2020
Interview Date:   Thursday 23 January 2020
Reference:  1212319CC

Senior Administrator for the ESRC-GCRF funded research project ‘Redressing Gendered Health Inequalities of Displaced Women and Girls in contexts of Protracted Crisis in Central and South America (ReGHID)’.

Department of Politics & International Relations

An excellent opportunity exists for a three-years Senior Administrator position based in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Southampton. This is part of an ESRC GCRF-funded research project with the University of York (UK), FLACSO/Honduras, University of Maranhao (Brazil, Fiocruz (Brazil) and Universidad de los Andes (Colombia) that will analyse development-based approaches to sexual and reproductive health needs and rights of migrant women and adolescent girls displaced from Central America to Mexico and from Venezuela to Brazil and Colombia. The project team is led by Professor Pia Riggirozzi (Southampton).

The Administrator for the ReGHID project will ensure the provision of comprehensive, effective and efficient administrative support to the Principal Investigator (PI) in the effective management of the programme of research, liaising with the UK and international co-investigators, personnel, and collaborators in partner institutions in Central and South America.

In particular, the Administrator for the Project will organise events as required e.g. annual meetings, research conferences, workshops etc. and dissemination and outreach activities and will manage delivery of blogs, maintenance of the ReGHID website and other social media. S/he will also provide an efficient secretarial/administrative support service to the research project team and Principal Investigator drafting reports to funders, undertaking financial administration processes and providing support to management with budget monitoring processes to members of the team in the UK and Central America.

The project administrator will be hired at 40% FTE and have excellent communication in English and Spanish both written and spoken as this is critical to the work. 

The University of Southampton is in the top 1% of world Universities and one of the UK’s top 15 research–intensive universities. The Department of Politics & International Relations (PAIR) was ranked 5th in the UK for the quality of its research outputs in the 2014 Research Excellence Framework. The department is internationally recognised for its research on democracy and public opinion. Further information on all aspects of PAIR can be found on our web pages at Information about the School of Economic, Social and Political Sciences can be found at

Successful candidates will have proven administrative ability, with proven work experience acquired in relevant roles and job-related training, as well as practical experience of providing administrative support to research projects or in a research area. The post holder will also be able to present summary information in a clear and concise format, use of standard office computer systems including word-processing and spreadsheets and organisational and communication skills.

The position is fixed-term for 36 months starting as early as possible and by 1st March 2020 at the latest. You will be line-managed by Professor Pia Riggirozzi but will also report to Dr Sarah Neal (Department of Demography at the University of Southampton).

For further information, please contact Professor Pia Riggirozzi,

Application Procedure: 

You should submit your completed online application form at The application deadline will be midnight on the closing date stated above. If you need any assistance, please call Daniel Ward (Recruitment Team) on +44 (0) 23 8059 7749. Please quote reference 1212319CC on all correspondence.

The closing date for this job opportunity has now passed, and applications are no longer being accepted for this position

Further details:

We aim to be an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sections of the community. Please note that applications from agencies will not be accepted unless indicated in the job advert.

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