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Senior Research Officer, Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI)

University of Oxford - Oxford Department of International Development

Location: Oxford
Salary: £45,585 to £54,395 per annum. Grade 8
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 2nd July 2024
Closes: 1st August 2024
Job Ref: 173231
The Oxford Department of International Development (ODID) has an exciting vacancy for a Senior Research Officer who will work closely with OPHI Director, Sabina Alkire, and the research team, contributing substantially to shaping the research agenda at OPHI and leading on multidimensional poverty measurement by preparing statistical outputs and documentation. These will include leading the global Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) project covering 100+ developing countries around the world. 
 
In addition, the post holder will lead academic research on multidimensional poverty analysis, in collaboration with the OPHI Director. A key research output will be the analysis of comparisons of the global MPI over time for a greatly expanded set of countries and periods, updating related work such as gendered and intrahousehold analyses, automatizing the computations and improving their accuracy and coverage.
 
The post holder will also support partners who are implementing OPHI methodologies to help troubleshoot and direct them to resources. She or he will also participate in OPHI dissemination activities such as research workshops, conferences, seminars, and collaborative work.
 
The post holder will hold a doctorate in statistics, economics, sociology, or a quantitative social science, or equivalent work experience. They will have excellent knowledge of the Alkire-Foster method and multidimensional poverty in general. They will also have extensive data management experience with household surveys such as the Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) and Multiple Indicator Cluster Surveys (MICS). Excellent and proven knowledge of STATA for data management and basic programming skills are essential to this role.
 
At ODID we embrace and cherish our differences, and endeavour to be considerate and welcoming of all. You are most welcome at ODID, without the need to hide any part of who you are. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these affect us, and those around us, personally and professionally. We hold an Athena Swan bronze award in recognition of our efforts to introduce organisational and cultural changes which promote equality, cherish diversity and create a better working environment for all. We are also taking active steps to promote race equality and reduce the risk of bias and discrimination. We work together to enrich, fortify and grow our community and dedicate our combined efforts to teaching and research to increase our impact and influence in development debates at the national and global level. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply for our vacancies and join us in pursuing our goals.
 
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a CV and supporting statement as part of your online application. Click on the Apply button above to apply.
Only applications received before 12 midday on 1 August 2024 can be considered.
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