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Become a Student Liaison Officer!

The Health in Humanitarian Crises Centre (HHCC) at LSHTM was founded to advance health and health equity in crises-affected countries through research, education, and translation of knowledge into policy and practice.

Why become an SLO?

  • Enhanced access and networking opportunities within all levels of LSHTM.
  • Build on skill sets which will improve employability.
  • In-depth understanding of topic area outside of the curriculum.
  • Shape outputs within the Centre to the student body, wider School community and external audiences.

Key responsibilities: 

  • Coordination and Communications (Social Media) Support
    • Connect and coordinate the MSc student body with the Crises Centre through the HHCC Student Coordinator and Directors. The SLOs will set up and maintain communications to connect MSc students interested on humanitarian crises with each other.
    • Collaborate for action – the SLOs will work together with the Student Coordinator to establish priorities for activities and events on humanitarian crises that can be led by and be oriented towards the LSHTM Student Body. The SLOs will be encouraged to check-in with the Student Coordinator to gain advice and support on achieving their plans. 
    • Produce materials – the SLOs work alongside Centre Communications Officers to prepare materials such as newsletter content and website blogs, profiling the interests and perspectives of the LSHTM student body.
    • Cross-Centre ecosystem – when relevant, work with other Centres on student-based projects whether this is events or communications.
  • Event Planning and Support
    • Work with the Student Coordinator, Directors, Communications Officer and the central events team to formulate ideas and organise the logistical aspects of events. This presents an opportunity to engage external institutions/organisations in humanitarian crises.

Position Duration & Specification: Until end of academic year (2021), current LSHTM MSc Students

Application Details: If interested in the position please contact the Crises Centre (hhcc@lshtm.ac.uk) with a curriculum vitae and a cover letter (max 1 page) explaining:

  • Your personal interests in humanitarian crises research.
  • Your previous experience that may aid your position as a SLO, especially in achieving the delivery of planned activities.
  • 2-3 ideas for Crises Centre student-focused activities or events

Closing Date for Applications: Monday, 19 October 2020

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