Open position: Researcher for Global Health 50/50 Journal Review, deadline 8 May

Open position: Researcher for Global Health 50/50 Journal Review, deadline 8 May

Global Health 50/50 (GH5050) is seeking a volunteer researcher to join the GH5050 collective to review the sex- and gender-related content in journals publishing in the fields of medicine and global health.

Gender equality is a key priority in and determinant of global health. Despite this, it is still repeatedly overlooked, even within major organisations active in global health. Global Health 50/50 is an independent accountability initiative which seeks to fast forward the pace of change for gender equality in global health.

In addition to the Global Health 50/50 2019 Report, which reviews the gender-related policies and practices of 198 organisations active in global health, GH5050 are conducting an independent review of journals publishing in medicine and global health with the aim of determining the extent to which published content within journals addresses dimensions of gender equality. A short brochure publicising the review findings will be published later in 2019.

General medical and specialist global health journals, as major influencers and educators, have a crucial platform and responsibility to address and promote gender equality within their work and organization at every level: from their editorial commitments, policies, and management, to the content they publish and commission, including their role in ensuring diversity of authorship and contributors.

About the role

An initial review has already been done, and we are now looking for a second independent reviewer to use a pre-designed data collection tool to gather and review information. This will involve reading, evaluating and extracting information from published articles across journals publishing in medicine and global health.

Once this is complete, the two independent reviewers will compare findings to ensure consistency. A third party will provide additional support for any discrepancies.

Required experience

Previous experience and familiarity with reading and interpreting scientific/academic journals is essential. It is also necessary to have good understanding of sex/gender analysis within research, and knowledge of published content in this area, such as the SAGER guidelines.  A background in medicine/medical sciences is desirable but not essential. The work will be conducted remotely, with supervision and regular calls. A full research proposal will be available upon appointment for further information. 

The amount of work required is expected to be roughly equivalent to a period of 4 weeks full-time and will be carried out remotely. A stipend will be provided upon successful completion of the project. The deadline for completion is the end of June 2019.

Deadline to apply: 8th May 2019.

Starting date: Flexible, ideally around May 13th.

To apply, please send a CV and one page covering letter to outlining your suitability and availability for the role.