Project Administrator (Climate and Development Knowledge Network)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

London, , GB

CDKN Project Administrator

Contract: Fixed-term – until 30 June 2017

Salary: £21, 824 to £27,600 per annum

Location: London

Ref: CDKN/01/16

ODI is the UK’s leading independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues.

The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (CDKN) is a flagship programme designed to help decision-makers in developing countries tackle climate change. It provides high-quality research, cutting-edge technical assistance and knowledge and partnership services to developing countries.

Working in partnership with decision-makers in the public, private and non-governmental sectors nationally, regionally, and globally, CDKN is managed by an alliance of organisations led by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), and includes the Overseas Development Institute (ODI), Lead Pakistan, SouthSouthNorth (SSN), and Fundacion Futuro Latinamericano (FFLA). Within the broad scope of climate compatible development, CDKN works across four strategic themes:

  • Climate compatible development strategies and plans;
  • Improving developing countries’ access to climate finance;
  • Strengthening resilience through climate-related disaster risk management;
  • Supporting climate negotiators from the least developed and most vulnerable countries.We are looking for an assistant to support the work of CDKN’s Programme Manager and Knowledge Management team, and the LEDS GP’s Director and Project Manager. Your responsibilities will include administration and expenditure tracking of knowledge management and communication projects, and administrative and logistical support to CDKN, including: distribution of our publications; logistical support to events; managing CDKN’s newsletter subscribers list and, working closely with a distribution company.  

Knowledge and Qualifications

You will have:

  • The successful candidate will work closely with the LEDS GP Director and LEDS GP Project Manager, and CDKN Global Communications Manager, all based at ODI, to provide support to the timely and accurate financial management, administration and coordination of the programmes.
  • Education to degree level
  • High level of numeracy and literacy


  • Experience of budget monitoring
  • Experience providing support in a project environment


  • Strong organisational skills and self-motivation
  • Outstanding people skills and a friendly outgoing personality
  • Advanced IT skills to include excel, PowerPoint, Word, databases, email
  • Ability to learn to use new software quickly
  • Data management skills
  • Multitasking capabilities
  • Ability to work to work under pressure and to strict deadlines
  • Excellent written English (to be tested as part of the applications process)


    • Foreign language skills (particularly Spanish and/or French)
    • Experience reporting to donors
  • Interest in international development
  • Willingness to travel abroad

Closing date: 23 September

Interview date: 6 October 2016

For more information, please download an application pack from our website at If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 8234 /0351 or email [email protected].

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