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ODI - Research Officer / Senior Research Officer

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Location
London
Type of contract
Permanent
Department
n/a
Programme
Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action
Salary
Research Officer: £28,015 - £33,419 per annum, Senior Research Officer: £33,420 – £39,896
Closing date
12 Apr 2018
Description

OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE

Research Officer/Senior Research Officer

Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP)

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Research Officer: £28,015 - £33,419 per annum

Senior Research Officer: £33,420 – £39,896 per annum

Location: London

Ref: ALNAP/02/18

 

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 locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

 

We are seeking to appoint a Research Officer or Senior Research Officer to join ALNAP. Under the supervision of Research Fellows, the post holder 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. This role has both a research and networking function. The successful candidate would be expected to conduct research within the areas of evaluation, monitoring, evidential quality, information management and organisational learning for humanitarian action while also meeting needs from the ALNAP memberships and coordinating network activities.

 

The Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance in Humanitarian Action (ALNAP) is a system-wide network organisation dedicated to improving the accountability and performance of humanitarian action by strengthening the humanitarian evidence base through sharing lessons, identifying key issues and, where appropriate, providing leadership to find collective approaches and solutions. The Secretariat of the ALNAP network is based in the Overseas Development Institute. Candidates are advised to familiarise themselves with the ALNAP network at www.alnap.org.

 

About you Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent relevant experience in the sector.
  • Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond.
  • Active knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in the sector
  • Experience in producing research outputs.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully and cultural awareness.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills.
  • Good presentation and networking skills.
  • Multitasking skills.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point).
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel on a frequent basis, which may include overnight and weekends on occasion.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.

 

Senior Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline or equivalent relevant experience in the sector.
  • Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond.
  • Active knowledge of monitoring and evaluation in the sector
  • Some developing country work experience.
  • Significant experience in an international policy development research environment, i.e. policy-oriented research and guidance development, demonstrated by publications and reports.
  • 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.
  • Fluency in a language other than English and competency in others.
  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
  • Ability to work in a team.
  • Willingness to travel on a frequent basis, which may include overnight and weekends 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.

 

Closing date: 11th April 2018

Interview: 18th April 2018

 

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.

 

 

ODI is an equal opportunities employer                                                                                          Charity Reg. No.228248

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