OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Research Officer – Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme
Salary: Research Officer 1: £26,264 - £30,878pa
Research Officer 2: £31,332 – £36,851pa
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 by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.
Our Growth, Poverty and Inequality Programme is seeking a Research Officer to contribute under the supervision of the Head of Programme to developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs activities. You will have excellent quantitative skills and will contribute to the improvement of methodologies and systems for data collection.
Recent programme highlights include:
• an extensive programme of research and policy engagement on the post-2015 global development agenda
• new work on poverty measurement and inequality as part of the ‘Development Progress’ project
• policy advice on employment-creating economic growth and development of a new diagnostics tool for policy-makers.
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
• excellent quantitative skills, including familiarity with different types of datasets and methodologies
• experience and interest in the micro analysis of poverty and/or inequality
• experience in producing research outputs
• strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully and demonstrate cultural awareness
• excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills
• multi-tasking skills
• the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.
Closing date: 15 September 2013
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