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ODI - BRACED/PRISE Project Administrator

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Type of contract
Risk and Resilience
£22,151 – £28,014
Closing date
13 Dec 2017



BRACED/PRISE Project Administrator

Contract: Fixed-term until 30th September 2019

Salary: £22,151 – £28,014 pa

Location: London

Ref: RR/04/17


ODI is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


The Risk and Resilience programme is one of ODI’s newest but most rapidly developing teams.

Two of the biggest and highest priority projects that Risk and Resilience works on are the Building Resilience and Adaptation to Climate Extremes and Disasters project- BRACED and the Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies - PRISE.

BRACED is a multi-year £140 million programme funded by the Department for International Development (DFID). It aims to build resilience of more than 5 million vulnerable people against climate extremes and disasters through the implementation of 15 large projects in Africa and Asia.

ODI leads the BRACED Knowledge Manager (KM) consortium. The consortium specialises in monitoring and evaluation, research, learning and uptake, with regional expertise and partnerships across Africa and Asia. The KM works with the 15 BRACED consortia (‘Implementing Partners’) and beyond to build evidence and learning on what works to strengthen resilience and to improve policies and programmes by getting that evidence into use. More information can be found here: www.braced.org.

BRACED has recently received an extension (until 30th September 2019), with an increased focus on taking what has been learnt from BRACED projects and using this learning to influence national and international policy and planning.

Pathways to Resilience in Semi-Arid Economies (PRISE) is a five-year, multi-country research project that generates new knowledge about how economic development in semi-arid regions can be made more equitable and resilient to climate change.

PRISE aims to strengthen the commitment of decision-makers in local and national governments, businesses and trade bodies to rapid, inclusive and resilient development in these regions. It does so by deepening their understanding of the threats and opportunities that semi-arid economies face in relation to climate change. More information can be found here: http://prise.odi.org/.


We are looking for a Project Administrator to provide administrative and coordination support to both the Programme Management Unit of the BRACED Knowledge Manager and the PRISE project


Key responsibilities will include:


  • Assisting the R&R and BRACED Project Officer with project, financial and contractual support and monitoring
  • Providing admin support to project teams including arranging meetings, staff travel and events as required
  • Communications and knowledge management: coordinating the development and functioning of internal and external communications systems, networks, intranet, website, etc. to ensure strong internal and external relationships with project stakeholders
  • Supporting on proposal development as required



You will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Excellent written English and communication skills (essential)
  • Interest in climate and development issues (essential)
  • Outstanding people skills and a friendly outgoing personality (essential)
  • Good organisational skills and the ability to multitask (essential)
  • The ability to work to strict deadlines (essential)
  • Experience providing administrative support in a project environment (desirable)
  • French language skills (desirable)


Closing date: Wednesday 13th December 2017


Interview date: Monday 18th December 2017

Interview outcomes will be communicated in early January 2018

Visa Sponsorship: ODI can only sponsor (research/senior) positions requiring a PhD, or where there is a shortage of applications. For this role, it is our anticipation that we will get sufficient applicants from the resident work force and we are obliged to give priority to those who do not need sponsorship when offering a job.

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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