Head of Programme

Programme/ Department: Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £63,889 - £78,538

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35 hours

Closing Date: 04 August 2019

Interview: W/C: 12th August 2019

Assessment: TBC

Head of Programme

About us

ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

Our Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG), one of the world’s leading independent research teams on humanitarian issues, is now seeking a Head of Programme to lead and manage the group. Notable recent work includes our 2-year research programme on local humanitarian action, the evaluation of the Grand Bargain and a series of articles on community engagement in humanitarian response

The Head of Programme will be responsible for development and delivery of cutting-edge research, advisory and public affairs work on the areas of the programme to inform policy at international and governmental level through this work. This role will also lead on business and research strategy and management, partnership development and fundraising, and programme management.

You will be responsible in particular for:

  • strengthening the influence and impact of research and policy work in HPG;
  • developing within the context of the overall ODI strategy, two-year research strategies and annual business plans;overseeing operations for HPG (including systems, processes and support staff).
  • managing programme staff and performance
  • deepening and developing external partnerships and funding streams

About you

  • A degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline
  • Extensive knowledge of key issues and organisations in international humanitarian and development sectors
  • Recognised global leadership on humanitarian issues
  • A strong personal record of publications
  • Proven ability to raise funds and build programmes of work
  • Demonstrated capacity for policy advisory and/or public affairs work, based on an analytical approach
  • First-hand experience working in one or more humanitarian crisis contexts
  • Ability to lead a research, policy advice and public affairs team, including encouraging good and managing poor performance.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills
  • Experience of working with the media

For more information, please download an application pack from here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.

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