Senior Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group

Overseas Development Institute - Humanitarian Policy Group

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, with a particular focus on the Informality and Protection strand.

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.

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About the job

Key responsibilities of the role include:

  • Research and policy advisory work: conducting high-quality applied research
  • 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;
  • Extensive knowledge on past and current issues and debates related to the protection of civilians in armed conflict;
  • Expertise in international humanitarian and human rights law; understanding of issues related to counter-terrorism legislation;
  • Extensive and deep knowledge of the history humanitarian action, the nature of the international humanitarian system and the politics of aid;
  • Fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language
  • 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: 1st February 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 (0)20 3327 7290 or email humanresources@odi.org.uk 

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