Research Fellow – Poverty and Inequality

Research Fellow – Poverty and Inequality
Contract: Full-time
Salary: Research Fellow 1: £38,918 - £49,228 pa
Research Fellow 2: £49,229 - £62,321pa
Research Fellow 3 - Competitive
Location: London
Ref: GPIP/02/16
The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues
About us
ODI (www.odi.org.uk) aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.
Our Growth Poverty and Inequality programme is seeking a Research Fellow with world class knowledge to work on our portfolio of research, policy advice and public affairs work. We are looking for someone with strong quantitative skills to join an established multi-disciplinary team of independent researchers working on a wide range of research areas relating to poverty and inequality.
Recent programme highlights include:
  • publications, policy dialogue and media work on the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • new research on poverty measurement and quantifying progress
  • leading a global policy debate on the ‘data revolution’ and how to improve data for sustainable development.
As part of a dynamic team you will be responsible for the following key responsibilities:
  • research and policy advisory work: leading a small team which conducts high-quality applied quantitative research into poverty and inequality
  • fundraising: attracting funds through bids and marketing, including the development of a substantial personal research portfolio
  • public affairs: disseminating and promoting the programme’s work and ideas.
  • Advice and guidance: playing a leadership role in the development of quantitative work throughout the institute by advising on methods and ensuring that research is rigorous and effective.
The successful candidate will have:
  • a degree and post-graduate qualification in economics or with a substantial economics component, with a substantive quantitative element.
  • extensive and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in international development
  • fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language
  • experience in policy-orientated research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports
  • extensive developing country experience
  • demonstrated ability to win work and attract funds
  • the ability to work as part of a team and support the Head of Programme in people and project management.
Closing date: 24 February 2016
Interview Date: 14 March 2016
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