Research Officer / Senior Research Officer - Development Strategy and Finance

Programme/ Department: Development Strategy and Finance

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Research Officer: £28,492 - £33,987 per annum; Senior Research Officer: £33,988 - £40,574 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35

Closing Date: 13 January 2019

Interview: 28 January 2019

Assessment: Test

Research Officer / Senior Research Officer - Development Strategy and Finance

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Research Officer: £28,492 - £33,987 per annum; Senior Research Officer: £33,988 - £40,574 per annum

Location: London

Ref: [DSF/03/18]

 

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About us

ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change. (www.odi.org)

We are seeking to appoint a Research Officer or Senior Research Officer to join ODI’s Development Strategy & Finance (DSF) programme. Under the supervision of a Senior Research Fellow, the post holder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. You will contribute to policy research and advisory projects, engage with policymakers in research and advisory processes, and disseminate results.

You will join a team of economists and political scientists focusing on major themes in global development.

The Development Strategy and Finance programme provides cutting-edge, policy-relevant research on development finance issues, bilateral and multilateral development agency strategy, and the international development finance landscape and architecture.

 

Recent programme highlights include: 

 

About you

Research Officer

  • Excellent research skills:
    • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline
    • Strong experience of data and statistical analysis and managing large datasets, as well as rigorous qualitative data analysis
    • Experience in producing research outputs
  • Active knowledge of key issues and actors in development finance.
  • Strong interpersonal skills:
    • Presentation skills
    • Networking skills
    • Cultural awareness
    • Ability to negotiate successfully
    • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)
  • Highly organised, Ability to work on own initiative, and to multitask
  • Willingness to travel

 

Senior Research Officer

  • Excellent research skills and experience:
    • Significant experience in an international policy development research environment, i.e. policy-oriented research, demonstrated by publications and reports
    • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline
    • Strong experience of data and statistical analysis and managing large datasets, as well as rigorous qualitative data analysis
    • Experience in producing research outputs to tight deadlines and for different audiences
  • Excellent understanding of current issues, actors and debates on development finance and international development finance architecture
  • Excellent interpersonal skills:
    • Presentation skills
    • Networking skills
    • Cultural awareness
    • Ability to negotiate successfully
    • Ability to work in a team
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under minimal supervision, to accept responsibility and to respond with confidence to complex and evolving problems
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint)
  • Willingness to travel 

 

Closing date: 13 January 2019

Test: w/c 21 January 2019

Interview date: 28 January 2019

 

For more information, please download an application pack here.

If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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