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Research Officer

Posted 9 months ago



Research Officer –  Humanitarian Policy Group

Contract: Permanent

Salary: Research Officer: £28,015 - £33,419 per annum

Location: London

Ref: HPG/03/17


The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.


About us


ODI ( 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 to appoint a Research Officer to join ODI’s Humanitarian Policy Group.  Under the supervision of Research Fellows, the post holder will contribute to designing and delivering innovative, high-quality and policy-relevant research, policy advice and public-affairs initiatives. You will contribute to policy research and advisory projects, engage with policymakers in research and advisory processes, and disseminate results. 


Our Humanitarian Policy Group (HPG) is one of the world’s leading teams of independent researchers and information professionals working on humanitarian issues. It is dedicated to improving humanitarian policy and practice through a combination of high-quality analysis, dialogue and debate. 


Recent highlights include:


Understanding public attitudes towards refugees and migrants (Working and discussion paper, June 2017)







About you


Research Officer

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline

  • Active knowledge of key international institutions and stakeholders in the sector and beyond

  • Active knowledge of critical humanitarian policy issues, particularly related to conflict and refugees and forced displacement’

  • Demonstrated experience in conducting policy relevant research and analysis 

  • Demonstrated experience in analytical writing and in producing research outputs in a short period of time and for different audiences

  • Demonstrated experience using different research methodologies (qualitative, quantitative)

  • Ability to work on own initiative and under minimal supervision

  • Ability to accept responsibility for one’s own work and to respond with confidence to complex and evolving issues and challenges

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to negotiate successfully 

  • Demonstrated strong cultural awareness

  • Excellent analytical and writing skills

  • Good presentation and networking skills

  • Excellent multitasking skills 

  • Excellent IT skills (Word, Excel, Power Point)

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team 

  • Willingness and ability to travel internationally on a frequent basis, which may include overnight and weekends on occasion



Closing date: 28 August 2017



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Overseas Development Institute

Position details


£28 - £33