Research Fellow HPG

Programme/ Department: Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract Type: Permanent

Salary: £40,575 - £50,466

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35 hours per week

Closing Date: 25 August 2019

Interview: week starting the 2nd September 2019

Assessment: None

Research Fellow HPG

Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract: Permanent

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

Location: London

Ref: HPG6/07/19 

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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. (

The Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) is one of the world’s leading teams of policy researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It combines high-quality policy analysis with a capacity to act as a neutral forum for dialogue and debate.

HPG is looking for a researcher to lead and implement key projects within its research portfolio. This includes undertaking innovative policy-relevant research and analysis, informing discussion and debate at all levels through direct engagement with policy makers, practitioners and business leaders and engaging with public debates on critical humanitarian issues through publications, media engagements and public speaking. The seleced individual(s) will also have the opportunity to develop their own research interests within the team’s broad areas of focus, particularly digital technology, financing and/or the humanitarian system, including designing research projects, obtaining funding and managing resources for delivery. 

Recent programme highlights include:

About you

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • a degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline;
  • extensive and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in humanitarian assistance and development, with a specific focus on digital technology, financing and/or the humanitarian system; and
  • fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language.


  • experience in policy-relevant research, demonstrated by an extensive track record of publications and reports; and
  • extensive experience working on issues related to conflict-affected states

Skills and Abilities 

  • strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and analytically In English;
  • demonstrated ability to interpret research findings for policy development and decision making;
  • excellent oral communications skills; demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders;
  • demonstrated ability to manage projects and staff and ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects;
  • skills in negotiation, listening, problem solving, decision making;
  • a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; and
  • excellent organisational and time management skills, including managing a complex, varied and time-sensitive workload and competing deadlines  
  • Interview date: Week commencing 2nd September 2019
  • Closing date: 25th August 2019  


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