Research Officer / Senior Research Officer – Development Strategy & Finance

Overseas Development Institute, London, United Kingdom

Skill Required: Finance and AccountsProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Apply By: 
26th November, 2017


Job Description

Job Role:

Under the supervision of a Senior Research Fellow, the postholder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. You will contribute to policy research and advisory projects, engage with policymakers in research and advisory processes, and disseminate results. S/he will join a growing team of economists and political scientists focusing on major themes in global development. These include international development trends, the domestic political economy of donor nations, practices and strategies of development agencies, both bilateral and multilateral (including the European Union institutions), and aid narratives and motivations for development. Duties will include managing quantitative and qualitative data analysis, literature reviews and preparing reports.

The Development Strategy and Finance programme provides cutting-edge, policy-relevant research on bilateral and multilateral development agency strategy and finance. We connect the discussions of bilateral agency strategy with those on the future role of the multilateral development system. Our aim is to make agencies and the global development architecture fit for the future and ensure that they are effective and responsive to a changing international environment.

To do this, we work with governments and institutions — both bilateral and multilateral — to help them identify and operationalise their strategic direction, approaches and financing decisions. We also shape the global development architecture by engaging in debates on effective agencies and development finance in an SDG era.

Skills & Experience:

Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline.
  • Active knowledge of key issues and organisations in development cooperation and the strategic, financial and operational aspects of development agencies
  • Excellent understanding of development cooperation policy debates and institutional structures, preferably gained through experience in a bilateral or multilateral agency
  • Strong experience of data and statistical analysis and managing large datasets, as well as rigorous qualitative data analysis.
  • Experience in producing research outputs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully, and cultural awareness.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Good presentation and networking skills.
  • Multitasking skills.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

Senior Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline.
  • Active knowledge of key issues and organisations in development cooperation and the strategic, financial and operational aspects of bilateral development agencies.
  • Excellent understanding of development cooperation policy debates and institutional structures, preferably gained through experience in a bilateral or multilateral agency
  • Strong experience of data and statistical analysis and managing large datasets, as well as rigorous qualitative data analysis.
  • 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.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel on occasion.
  • Ability to work on own initiative and under minimal supervision, to accept responsibility and to respond with confidence to complex and evolving problems.

Language skills:

  • Professional fluency in English and French
  • Conversant in Spanish

Source:

https://jobs.odi.org.uk/VacancyInformation.aspx?VId=28148


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