Programme/ Department: Communications
Contract Type: Full time, Fixed Term
Location: Overseas Development Institute
Hours: 35 hours per week
Closing Date: 10 June 2020
Interview: w/c 15 June 2020
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Senior Communications Officer – Risk
Contract: Fixed term – 1 year
Salary: £34,988 - £41,574 per annum
An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable
and peaceful world in which every person thrives.
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.
We are looking for a dynamic Senior Communications Officer to increase the impact of our research and policy engagement on risk through the design, coordination and delivery of strategic communications and public affairs activities.
The postholder will work primarily with ODI’s Global Risks and Resilience (GRR) programme, which looks at the nexus between new and emerging threats – from climate change to pandemics – to understand the impacts on poverty, development and the required policy responses. The postholder will also support the Climate Ambition Support Alliance (CASA), which aims to increase the capacity and capability of climate-vulnerable country negotiators to engage in international negotiations.
Beyond GRR and CASA, the postholder will work across ODI to enhance the work of the Public Affairs and Communications (PAC) team and to ensure that ODI’s PAC engagement on risk is strategic, creative and coordinated.
Key responsibilities include:
You’ll have Knowledge of research areas covered by the Global Risks & Resilience programme, including key debates, developments and policy processes and key actors. You’ll have significant experience in strategic communications – working creatively to inform/influence policy outcomes. You’ll be adept at convening, with proven experience managing activities and events. You’ll have excellent writing skills, including a demonstrable ability to summarise technical research in clear, compelling language. You are a natural self-starter – able to generate plans and ideas and carry them through to completion. And your excellent interpersonal skills enable you to work collegially with researchers and partners across different cultures and all levels of seniority.
Closing date: 10 June 2020
Interview date: Week commencing 15 June 2020
Please note ODI has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to us verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.
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