Senior Research Officer (Global Risks and Resilience)

Overseas Development Institute (ODI)

London, UK 🇬🇧

Contract: Open Ended

Salary: £34,988 – £41,574 per annum

Location: London

Ref: GRR02-21

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.

We are seeking to appoint a Senior Research Officer to join ODI’s Global Risks and Resilience Programme.  Under the supervision of a Senior Research Fellow, 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.

The post holder will contribute to the Raising Resilience Ambition theme, focusing on:

  • Financing options for climate and weather-related risks at different scales including parametric insurance, contingency funds or sovereign risk pools as part of a comprehensive approach to risk management
  • International aid flows for disaster risk management
  • Disaster and climate risk analysis, assessing physical and financial exposure
  • Innovative instruments, such as forecast-based financing / anticipatory action 

The role sits within the Global Risks and Resilience Programme, which provides research, analysis and policy advice on systemic, inclusive and just approaches to understanding risks and managing uncertainty in an interconnected world.

About you

You will be an experienced researcher who is able to contribute to developing, 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.

Closing date: 21st July 2021

Interview date: w/c 2nd August 2021

Please note ODI has a legal responsibility to ensure that all its employees have the right to live and work in the UK. Therefore, if you are made an offer of employment, this will be subject to us verifying that you are eligible to work in the UK before you start work.

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

ODI is an equal opportunities employer                                                              Charity Reg. No.228248


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