OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Research Fellow - Green Growth
Salary: Research Fellow 1: £37,403-£46,627pa
Research Fellow 2: £47,313-£59,026 pa
The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty. We do this by locking together high-quality applied research, practical policy advice and policy-focused dissemination and debate.
Our work on climate change spans the Institute’s programmes, anchored by a core of 25 experts in our Climate and Environment Programme (CEP). We focus on supporting climate-compatible development and poverty reduction through high-quality research, analysis and debate. We organise our climate work around three cross-Institute themes, allowing us to draw on the best available expertise:
• adaptation and resilience
• climate finance
• growth and resources in a changing climate.
We are seeking to appoint a Research Fellow to provide leadership in the area of the green growth to be based within CEP, but with a clear mandate to work across other programme areas, including those covering growth, trade and the private sector and current work streams within the Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) of which ODI is a founding partner.
The Research Fellow will join a particularly active group, which has been successful in attracting a number of multi-year projects and has enjoyed increasing influence in international and national policy agendas.
About the job:
Responsibilities of the role include:
• research and policy advisory work: conducting high-quality, innovative research
• fundraising: attracting funds through bids and marketing, including the development of a substantial personal research portfolio
• public affairs: disseminating and promoting ODI’s work and ideas on climate change
• project management: take responsibility for the implementation and administrative and financial management of research, advisory and public affairs projects.
Above all, you have a passionate commitment to green growth in a development context, backed by in-depth experience and skills. You will have:
• extensive knowledge of green economy and green growth issues and their links to development
• experience in policy-orientated research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports
• background in economics or possess relevant expertise that allows for assessment of the distributive impacts of green growth
• proven ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
• strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and excellent organisational and oral communication skills
• strong technical skills in one or more of the following areas would be an advantage: quantitative research methods and modelling, economic assessment, measurement and metrics and impact assessment.
Ideally, we are seeking a leadership figure, so would favour well-established applicants or applicants demonstrating all the attributes of a future leader.
Closing date: 8th May 2013
Interview date: 16th May 2013
For more information, please download an application pack from our website at www.odi.org.uk/jobs. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 0351 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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