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Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group
Job Title: Research Fellow – Humanitarian Policy Group
Location: London, UK
Company: ODI
Job Summary: To lead and implement key projects within its research portfolio.
Job Description: The Humanitarian Policy Group (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. HPG is looking for a researcher to lead and implement key projects within its research portfolio. This includes undertaking innovative policy-relevant research and analysis, informing discussion and debate at all levels through direct engagement with policy makers, practitioners and business leaders and engaging with public debates on critical humanitarian issues through publications, media engagements and public speaking. The seleced individual(s) will also have the opportunity to develop their own research interests within the team’s broad areas of focus, particularly digital technology, financing and/or the humanitarian system, including designing research projects, obtaining funding and managing resources for delivery. Recent programme highlights include: New financing partnerships for humanitarian impact (HPG report, January 2019) Blockchain and distributed ledger technologies in the humanitarian sector (HPG Report, February 2019) Constructive deconstruction: imagining alternative humanitarian action (HPG publication series, May 2018) Measuring the iceberg: the opportunities and limits of better tracking of resources beyond international humanitarian assistance, (HPG Report, November 2018)
Requirements: Knowledge and Qualifications a degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline; extensive and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in humanitarian assistance and development, with a specific focus on digital technology, financing and/or the humanitarian system; and fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language. Experience experience in policy-relevant research, demonstrated by an extensive track record of publications and reports; and extensive experience working on issues related to conflict-affected states Skills and Abilities strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and analytically In English; demonstrated ability to interpret research findings for policy development and decision making; excellent oral communications skills; demonstrated ability to communicate complex concepts to a wide variety of audiences and stakeholders; demonstrated ability to manage projects and staff and ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects; skills in negotiation, listening, problem solving, decision making; a demonstrated ability to work as part of a team; and excellent organisational and time management skills, including managing a complex, varied and time-sensitive workload and competing deadlines
How to apply: Please apply online and download an application pack from our website. Interview date: Week commencing 2nd September 2019 Closing date: 25th August 2019 ODI is an equal opportunities employer
Closing Date: 25/08/2019
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)
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