Research Fellow: Climate Change Adaptation, Overseas Development Institute

  • Our work on climate change is divided into four teams that span the Institute’s programmes: (a) Adaptation and Resilience, (b) Climate Finance, (c) Land use including forests, fuel and food and (d) Low Carbon Growth and Energy. We are inviting applications from early-career and experienced adaptation researchers to join our Adaptation and Resilience Team.
     
    The post-holder will be part of the Climate Change, Environment and Forests (CCEF) Programme, which forms the hub for ODI’s cross-institute work on climate change.
     
    Recent highlights of ODI’s climate change work include:
      • leading the research and knowledge management programmes of the Climate and Development Knowledge Network
      • running the foremost tracker of climate finance – www.climatefundsupdate.org
      • research on the costs and benefits of REDD+ for poor people.
     
    About the job:
    Responsibilities of the role include:
      • research and policy advisory work: conducting high quality, innovative research
      • fundraising: attracting funds through bids and marketing, including the development of a substantial personal research portfolio
      • public affairs: disseminating and promoting ODI’s work and ideas on climate change.
     
    Above all, you have a passionate commitment to climate change adaptation in a development context, backed by in-depth experience and skills. You have:
     
      • extensive knowledge of climate change adaptation and its links to development, including key issues and organisations
      • proven ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
      • strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and excellent organisational and oral communication skills in English.
     
  • Salary: Research Fellow 1: £36,883 – £45,336pa or Research Fellow 2: £46,695 – £57,430pa
    Position in: Climate Change, Environment and Forests
    Closing date: 21 June 2011
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