Research Officer - ODI


Organization Information
The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is the UK's leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

Our mission is to inspire and inform policy and practice which lead to the reduction of poverty, the alleviation of suffering and the achievement of sustainable livelihoods in developing countries.

We do this by locking together high quality applied research, practical policy advice, and policy-focused dissemination and debate.

We work with partners in the public and private sectors, in both developing and developed countries.

- 203 Blackfriars Road, London, SE1 8NJ, UK

Job Description
Our Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme is seeking a Research Officer to contribute under the supervision of a Programme Leader or Research Fellow to developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs activities.  The salary is between £26,792 - £38,154.

Job Responsibilities
Recent programme highlights include:

  • An extensive programme of research and policy engagement on the post-2015 global development agenda.

  • Founding partner, along with UNDP and the UN Millennium Campaign of My World, a global survey on people’s priorities for a new development agenda.

  • Innovative work on data and measurement to inform policy, make better decisions and improve the way we monitor progress.

Job Qualifications
The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in economics, development studies or similar.

  • Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond.

  • Experience in producing research outputs.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully and demonstrate cultural awareness.

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.

  • Good presentation and networking skills.

  • Multi-tasking skills.

  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.

How to Apply

To submit an application, please apply via the link below.


- 25 April 2015