Operations Administrator

Programme/ Department: Cross Department

Contract Type: Fixed Term

Salary: £23,528 - £29,491 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35 hours per week. Mon - Fri 09:30 - 17:30

Closing Date: 01 March 2020

Interview: TBD

Assessment: TBD

Operations Administrator

Operations Administrator


Contract: Fixed-term 1 year

Salary: £23,528 - £29,491 per annum

Location: London

Ref: OAPES04/19


An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable

and peaceful world in which every person thrives.


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).


We are currently looking for Project and Operations Administrators to join the Institute’s Project Management team to support a variety of cutting-edge research, analysis and advisory projects within the continuously expanding portfolios of ODI’s programmes. The Administrators will provide administrative, logistics, event management, and secretarial support to projects and programmes at ODI, supporting project teams during the full project management cycle.


The key responsibilities include:

  • raising contracts for institutional partners and external consultants,
  • tracking and processing supplier invoices and staff expenses
  • supporting the set-up of donors, partners and consultants in ODI’s project and financial management system
  • assisting in the drafting of proposals and bids
  • supporting Project officers and Managers in the monitoring of workplans and the delivery of outputs, including narrative and financial reports
  • coordinate logistics for internal and external events
  • support projects closure and audits 

About you

  • Experience of project administration (including financial administration)
  • High level of numeracy
  • Strong organisational skills and self-motivation
  • IT skills, to include Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Outlook
  • Ability to learn to use new software quickly
  • Data management skills
  • High standard of written and verbal communication
  • Multitasking capabilities
  • Ability to work to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • A-Levels or NVQ Level 3, or equivalent experience

This role is consultation dependant.

Closing date: Sunday 1st March 2020

Interview Date: Week commencing 9th March 2020


For more information, please download an application pack from our website here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 /0351 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.


ODI is an equal opportunities employer                       Charity Reg. No.228248

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