Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – International Economic Development Group

Programme/ Department: International Economic Development Group

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: Research Fellow: £40,575 - £50,466 per annum; Senior Research Fellow: £50,467 - £63,888 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35

Closing Date: 20 January 2019

Interview: w/c 4 February 2019

Assessment: Presentation

Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow – International Economic Development Group

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Research Fellow: £40,575 - £50,466 per annum

Senior Research Fellow: £50,467 - £63,888 per annum

Location: London

Ref: [IEDG/02/18]

 

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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. (odi.org)

The Research Fellow / Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow (depending on experience) will be responsible for the development and delivery of a portfolio of research and policy advice on one or more of the areas mentioned above. The portfolio will reflect the strategic priorities of the International Economic Development Group (IEDG) where the candidate will be placed as well as the candidate’s skills and preferences. We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with demonstrable experience in one of the following areas:

  • Trade and trade policy
  • Investment and investment policy
  • Economic transformation and new technology
  • Macro-economic analysis and finance

 

 

 

You will work closely with the Head of Programme and IEDG Researchers and will join an exciting team of researchers working on topical themes relating to trade and economic transformation. You will lead and contribute to policy research and advisory projects, often cross-country and cross-institutional, engage with policy-makers in research and advisory processes and disseminate results.

Recruitment will be at Research Fellow level, with the applicable grade to be assessed through the selection process. The three Research Fellow grades reflect the level of experience, responsibility and international reputation of the individual. Please see the job Application Pack for more details.

 

Key responsibilities include:

  • Research and Funding: developing and leading policy relevant research, including the production of outputs (e.g. research reports, journal articles, policy briefings and blogs) on trade, investment or economic transformation. This includes attracting funds through the identification of funding opportunities, development of bids, and pro-active promotion of the Programme’s work.
  • Project Management:
  • Policy Advice, Public Affairs, and Dissemination: maximising the potential influence of IEDG’s research and technical advice through the dissemination of research, engagement with key stakeholders and other activities, such as the development of content for the ODI website and media engagement.
  • Contribute to the Institute’s collegiate life: contributing to ODI papers and journals and activities.  

 

 

The successful candidate will have:

  • A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline in economics (a PhD in a relevant discipline is desirable);
  • Extensive knowledge of key issues in international economics and economic transformation;
  • Substantial experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports on trade or economic development;
  • Substantial experience in international organisations and strong knowledge of actors working on international economic development;
  • Developing country work experience;
  • Demonstrable experience in research dissemination and in achieving uptake of research;
  • Demonstrated ability to win work and attract funds;
  • Strong project management and leadership skills;
  • Fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language.

 

Closing date:

Interview date:

  

For more information, please download the application pack here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3817 0031 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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