Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Closing date: 21 Jan 2018
OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE
Senior Research Fellow – International Humanitarian System
Humanitarian Policy Group
Salary: Senior Research Fellow: £50,467 – £63,888
The UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.
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.
We are seeking a Senior Research Fellow to develop and undertake research, policy advisory and public affairs work with a view to informing and inspiring humanitarian policy at international and country level. You will support Humanitarian Policy Group’s (HPG) integrated research programme, with a particular focus on the Informality and Protection strand.
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.
Recent highlights include:
Humanitarian access and local organisations in Ukraine
What’s the magic word? Humanitarian access and local organisations in Syria
Time to let go: remaking humanitarian action for the modern era
Central African Republic: addressing the protection crisis
Protection of civilians in armed conflict: bridging the gap between law and reality
International and local/diaspora actors in the Syria response
Strengthening access and proximity to serve the needs of people in conflict
About the job
Key responsibilities of the role include:
- research and policy advisory work: conducting high-quality applied research
· public affairs: disseminating and promoting the programme’s work and ideas
- fundraising: attracting funds through bids, marketing and the development of a substantial personal research portfolio.
- a degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline;
- extensive and deep knowledge of key humanitarian and development issues and organisations;
- Extensive knowledge on past and current issues and debates related to the protection of civilians in armed conflict;
- Expertise in international humanitarian and human rights law; understanding of issues related to counter-terrorism legislation;
- extensive and deep knowledge of the history humanitarian action, the nature of the international humanitarian system and the politics of aid;
- fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language
- experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports;
- extensive experience working in crisis-affected countries;
- experience of extended ‘immersion’ in a conflict context
- strong research and analytical skills
- a demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approacha demonstrated ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
Closing date: 21 January 2018
ODI is an equal opportunities employer Charity Reg. No.228248
How to apply:
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