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ODI - Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow

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Type of contract
Social Development Programme
Senior Research Fellow: £50,467 – £63,888 per annum, Principal Research Fellow: Competitive
Closing date
31 Oct 2017



Senior Research Fellow / Principal Research Fellow Social Development Programme

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Senior Research Fellow: £50,467 – £63,888 per annum

Principal Research Fellow: Competitive

Location: London

Ref: SocDev/03/17


The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


About us


ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by bringing together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.


The Social Development Programme are looking for a researcher to take leadership on key projects and areas of work within our portfolio, undertaking innovative research and analysis, and influencing the international debate through public affairs activities including publications, media engagement, speaking at conferences, and providing advice to governments and business at a senior level. The postholder will also have the opportunity to develop their own research interests within the team’s broad areas of focus, including designing research projects, obtaining funding and managing resources for delivery.


At this pivotal time for global work on gender, age and issues of inclusion , we are expanding our senior team. We are seeking applicants with expertise in gender, age, inclusion and development and any of the following areas:


  • Gender and educational exclusion; education and lifecourse opportunities; or other educational expertise
  • Economic empowerment
  • Gendered poverty and inequality
  • Men, boys and masculinities
  • LGBT+
  • Disibility
  • Human Rights
  • Other related areas of expertise will be considered


The Social Development programme is committed to ensuring socially inclusive development and thus works on issues of gender justice, social exclusion, inequality and the eradication of poverty. We consider socially inclusive development in relation to a wide range of sectors and issues and diverse population groups, by age, ethnicity or other identity.


Recent programme highlights include:


  • Gender and Adolescence: Global Evidence (GAGE), an exciting new longitudinal research initiative working in the Global South, aims to strengthen the evidence base on adolescent girls – as individuals and as future women– to maximise their capabilities and shape their own futures. GAGE research will focus on what policies and programmes work, where and why. It will identify the medium- and long-term impacts of interventions for girls, and ascertain how best to time and sequence those interventions.The consortium will produce a global body of evidence, based on data gathered through innovative approaches over eight years (with a potential five-year extension) which will go beyond current frameworks to advance the wellbeing of adolescent girls.
  • Advancing Learning and Innovation on Gender Norms (ALIGN) Platform is a four-year knowledge building and learning collaborative which focuses on convening a Community of Practice to share and utilise evidence and build knowledge on both the harmful implications of, and successful strategies to tackle, discriminatory gendered social norms affecting adolescent girls and young women.
  • Men and intimate partner violence: from research to action in Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan - This report details research exploring the underlying drivers, triggers, risks and influencing factors for intimate partner violence (IPV) in South Asia. It contains a full account of primary research undertaken in three South Asian countries with high levels of IPV: Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan. This report was launched both at ODI on International Women’s Day and at a two-day convening on Intimate Partner Violence in Karachi, Pakistan.



About you


We are looking for a candidate passionate about social and gender justice, with expert knowledge in one or more of the above described themes and in depth experience of working in developing countries and with national and global development institutions. You must have experience of securing donor interest and funding; managing medium to large research and policy programmes; developing partnerships in developing country contexts; managing, leading and mentoring teams; communicating your team findings, including media and public affairs experience; and publishing in peer reviewed journals. You will have a PhD or equivalent in a relevant discipline.



Closing date: 31 October 2017


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 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk.



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