Senior Research Officer – International Economic Development Group

Programme/ Department: International Economic Development Group

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £33,988 - £40,574 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35

Closing Date: 20 January 2019

Interview: w/c 4 February 2019

Assessment: Presentation

Senior Research Officer – International Economic Development Group

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Senior Research Officer: £33,988 - £40,574 per annum

Location: London

Ref: [IEDG/01/18]


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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. (

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Officer to join ODI’s International Economic Development Group. Under the supervision of a 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 also contribute to the development of research proposals, provide project management support and be involved in the dissemination of research findings.


IEDG’s work is centred on

  • Trade and trade policy
  • Private sector development
  • International macro-economics and international finance
  • Supporting economic transformation



About you

We are particularly interested in receiving applications from candidates with a strong background in international economic development. Good knowledge of econometric analysis is desirable. The candidate should have demonstrable experience in one/some of the following areas:

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




  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline.
  • Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond.
  • Developing country work experience.
  • Significant experience in an international policy development research environment, i.e. policy-oriented research, demonstrated by publications and reports.
  • Experience in producing research outputs in a short period of time and for different audiences.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully with a wide range of people and cultural awareness.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Strong presentation and networking skills.
  • Multitasking skills.
  • Fluency in a language other than English and competency in others.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under minimal supervision, to accept responsibility and to respond with confidence to complex and evolving problems.



Closing date: 20 January 2019

Interview date: w/c 4 February 2019


For more information, please download the application pack here. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 or email


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