Research Fellow: Climate Finance, ODI

ODI’s work on climate change is divided into three themes that span the Institute’s programmes – Climate finance, Adaptation, and Low carbon development. We are looking to recruit a Research Fellow to co-ordinate the Institute’s work on Climate finance.

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 –
  • 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 finance in a development context, backed by in-depth experience and skills. You have:

  • extensive knowledge of climate change as pertaining to climate finance and its links to development, including key issues and organisations
  • experience of policy-orientated research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and report
  • proven ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects
  • strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly and excellent organisational and oral communication skills.


Research Fellow 1: £36,883 – £45,336pa
Research Fellow 2: £46,695 – £57,430pa

Position in:

Climate Change, Environment and Forests

Closing date:

29 August 2011