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Research Officer / Senior Research Officer (3 roles)

ODI

Location: London, Hybrid
Salary: £31,000 to £47,000 per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Permanent
Placed On: 2nd April 2024
Closes: 14th April 2024
Job Ref: DPF0323

About us

ODI (odi.org) is an independent, global think tank. We work to inspire people to act on injustice and inequality. Through research, convening and influencing, we generate ideas that matter for people and planet.

The purpose of this role is to contribute, under the supervision of (Senior/Principal) Research Fellow, to developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing policy-relevant, high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs in the field of development finance, focusing among others, on

  • Private capital mobilisation in advanced markets as well as emerging and developing economies
  • Local currency lending and FX risks, as well as local capital markets development
  • Development finance institutions and non-sovereign operations of multilateral development banks: business models, strategies and operations including use of blended finance
  • The geopolitics of development finance,  bilateral donor reforms and strategy, transformations of the development and climate architectures, including decolonisation and localisation efforts
  • OECD ODA methodologies and statistics, including development effectiveness
  • Multilateral development banks (especially sovereign-focused) strategies and operations (including standards and safeguards)
  • Concessional funds’ replenishment, operations and performance

Main responsibilities

  • Research and analysis: Providing specific technical inputs to ongoing research projects such as literature reviews, interviews, quantitative and qualitative data collection, analysis and presentation.
  • Funding: Contribute to the development of research proposals, expressions of interest and full project proposals.
  • Project Management: Under the overall direction, liaising with and reporting to donors, organising interviews and note taking, managing consultants and the inputs of other project partners.
  • Dissemination: Organising meetings series and (multi-)media outputs from research projects.

About you

Research Officer

Essential

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • A degree and/or post-graduate degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Economics, Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Law, International Development)

Experience

  • Experience in producing research outputs
  • Proven ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data including with Stata and Nvivo

Skills and Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully and cultural awareness
  • Excellent organisational skills and planning

Senior Researcher Officer

Essential

Knowledge and Qualifications

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in relevant discipline (e.g. Economics, Finance, Accounting, Political Science, Law, International Development
  • Active knowledge of key international financial institutions and their respective role

Experience

  • Proven ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data, including with Stata and Nvivo, and experience in using OECD DAC CRS
  • Significant experience working on policy, whether as a policy researcher, advisor or civil servant.

Skills/Abilities

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully with a wide range of people and cultural awareness

Please note this advert is for 3 separate roles. Our application pack (link below) has details for each role. When completing an application please state which role you are interested in both in the screening questions and in the title of your cover letter. If you are applying for more than one role please state each of the roles you are applying to.  

Interview date: TBC

ODI is committed to developing and supporting diverse and inclusive teams of people who share our passion, where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We welcome applicants from a range of diverse backgrounds including those who experience intersectional marginalisation on the basis of their class, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious identity or belief, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome applications from those living with disabilities. 

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