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ODI - Senior Research Fellow

203 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8NJ
Type of contract
Humanitarian Resilience and Gender Programmes
Humanitarian Policy Group
£50,467 - £63,888
Closing date
01 Jul 2018



Senior Research Fellow –

Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Senior Research Fellow: £50,467 - £63,888

Location: London

Ref: HPG/07/18


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 a Senior Research Fellow to develop and undertake research, policy advisory and public affairs work with a view to informing and inspiring humanitarian policy at international and country level. You will support Humanitarian Policy Group’s (HPG) integrated research programme.


HPG is one of the world’s leading teams of policy researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It combines high-quality policy analysis with a capacity to act as a neutral forum for dialogue and debate.


Recent highlights include:


Holding the keys: Humanitarian access and local organisations (HPG report, January 2018)


Counter-terrorism, de-risking and the humanitarian response in Yemen: a call for action (HPG Working Paper, February 2018)


The Rohingya crisis: making the transition from emergency to longer-term development (HPG Policy Brief, March 2018)


Time to let go: remaking humanitarian action for the modern era (HPG Report, April 2016)



About the job

Key responsibilities of the role include:


  • research and policy advisory work: leading and conducting high-quality applied research and secuiring external funding for research proposals
  • public affairs: disseminating and promoting the programme’s work and ideas


  • fundraising: attracting funds through bids, marketing and the development of a substantial personal research portfolio.


About you:

  • a degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline;
  • extensive and deep knowledge of key humanitarian and development issues and organisations;
  • fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language
  • experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by an extensive track record of publications and reports
  • experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports;
  • extensive experience working in crisis-affected countries;
  • experience of extended ‘immersion’ in a conflict context
  • strong research and analytical skills
  • a demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approacha demonstrated ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects


Closing date: 1 July 2018


Interview Dates:

First round interviews: 10th – 11th July  

Second round interviews: 19th – 20th July


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 (0)20 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk




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


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