Research Officer, Adaptation and Resilience – Overseas Development Institute

Research Officer, Adaptation and Resilience (London) – Overseas Development Institute

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 Research Officer in the area of climate change adaptation, disaster risk and resilience to join our Adaptation and Resilience group.

ODI’s work on climate change spans almost all of the Institute’s Programmes, anchored by a core of 25 experts in our Climate Change, Environment and Forests (CCEF) programme. We aim to support climate compatible development and poverty reduction through high quality research, analysis and debate. Our work on climate change is organised around four themes: Adaptation and Resilience; Climate Finance; Low Carbon Growth; and Environmental sustainability of natural resources.

Our Adaptation and Resilience Group investigates the concepts of resilience, adaptive capacity and risk management from different disciplinary perspectives. Strong emphasis is placed on understanding the linkages between adaptation and resilience with issues of power, politics, economics and governance. This, for example includes exploring how risk management operates in conditions of conflict and insecurity and how adaptation finance is managed and used at national and sub-national level. ODI research is playing a key role in providing appropriate tools and information to decision-makers at all levels of governance. The team is also playing a critical role in shaping the post-2015 international policy landscape.
You will be expected to contribute under the supervision of a Programme Leader or Research Fellow to developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing policy relevant, high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs programmes.

The successful candidate will have:

  • A degree and post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline
  • Experience of working on adaptation, risk and resilience
  • Experience in producing research outputs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to negotiate successfully with cultural awareness
  • Excellent analytical, writing skills
  • Strong presentation and networking skills
  • Multi-tasking skills
  • The ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative and under minimal supervision

See the full job announcement here

Please visit ODI’s website to apply by Jan 16th.