One of the scary things about job-hunting is that you have to balance your enthusiasm for a position against the possible disappointment of an unsuccessful application. This notwithstanding I’ve found lots of positions I have fallen in love with and lots of organisations that are worth being enthusiastic about.
At the moment I’m enthusiastic about the Partnership for Child Development, based at Imperial College London, who work specifically on school, health and nutrition interventions. They are an interesting organisation in that they are not primarily public-facing.
In their own words:
Academic excellence, technical expertise and high level networks: a unique partnership for child development.
Healthy children learn better. School health and nutrition (SHN) interventions have been shown to improve not only children’s health and nutrition, but also their learning potential and life choices both in the short- and long-term. As such, they are recognised as making a significant contribution towards countries’ efforts to achieve Education for All (EFA) and their Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
The Partnership for Child Development (PCD) works with governments, communities and agencies to enable effective and sustainable SHN programmes to be delivered to millions of children around the world.