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Senior Research Officer for African Break out Stat
Job Title: Senior Research Officer for African Break out Stat
Location: London, UK
Company: ODI
Job Summary: To contribute to innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research and public-affairs initiatives.
Job Description: We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Officer to join ODI’s Sustainable Environments and Societies Programme. Under the supervision of the Head of Programme and working with Senior Visiting Fellow Joe Studwell, the post holder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. ODI is hosting a research project under author and Senior Visiting Fellow Joe Studwell, the key output of which will be a popular book on the state of economic development in Africa. The project combines academic rigour with accessible, impactful writing to reach a wide audience and is supported by Omidyar Network and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. There will also be at least one peer-reviewed article. In addition, Joe Studwell in collaboration with James Putzel, Professor of Development Studies at the London School of Economics, is undertaking path-finding archival research in the United States in the archives of Wolf Ladejinksy and colleagues who were instrumental in post-Second World War land reforms in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. The outputs will be one or more peer-reviewed academic papers and an extended magazine article reaching a wide audience. This position will be placed within the Sustainable Environments and Societies Programme, which looks at issues in sustainability, agriculture, natural resources and water. The programme is currently implementing a host of projects on agriculture, sustainable investments, land tenure, water sanitation and fisheries.
Requirements: Senior Research Officer A degree and advanced post-graduate degree in economics or a relevant discipline Active knowledge of key international institutions in the sector and beyond Wide familiarity with the development policy debates and knowledge of African countries’ development experience Some developing country work experience, including fieldwork experience (Sirey based, or qualitative) Significant experience in an international policy development research environment, i.e. policy-oriented research, demonstrated by publications and reports Experience in producing research outputs in a short period of time and for different audiences Experience in setting up and conducting archival research 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 Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), including familiarity with OneDrive and Mendeley Ability to work in a team Willingness and ability to travel internationally 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 Ability to commute to the project office in Cambridge and ODI offices in London (it will be necessary for the candidate to spend a minimum of two days per week at ODI offices in London for the duration of this contract) Desirable Fluency in French Ability to analyse quantitative and qualitative data, including run regressions Knowledge of qualitative data storage packages Experience of editing
How to apply: Please apply online: https://isw.changeworknow.co.uk/odi/vms/e/careers/positions/dSzFsZOLXlpB1HMuJMKsgA
Closing Date: 23/05/2019
Additional information: ODI is an independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions and create change. (odi.org). Contract: 9 months fixed-term contract Salary: £33,988 per annum pro-rata for 9 months Location: London and Cambridge
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