ODI – Research Fellow / Team Leader – Private Sector Development

ODI aims to inspire and inform policy and practice to reduce poverty by locking together high-quality applied research and practical policy advice.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead ODI’s work on private sector development. The Research Fellow and Team Leader for Private Sector Development will work across a new research cluster on finance and economic development, including the International Economic Development Group (IEDG) and the Private Sector and Markets programme (PSM).

S/he will lead the development of a work programme and project portfolio on the role of the private sector in development. Potential research themes will include:

  • supporting companies to improve their development impact;
  • promoting sustainable and inclusive private sector development; and
  • influencing policy and regulatory frameworks that promote sustainable and inclusive growth.

The remit will also involve engagement with other parts of ODI working on the private sector agenda, for example in the areas of capital markets, agricultural development, service delivery, climate-compatible growth, and humanitarian action.

ODI is looking for a recognised leader on private sector development, with world-class knowledge, expertise and contacts. The person will contribute to ODI by developing, fundraising for, conducting and managing high-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs programmes within ODI’s overall strategy. They will lead policy research and advisory projects, engage with policymakers in research and advisory processes, and disseminate results.

You will have:

  • Strong experience in policy-oriented research, as evidenced by a track record of publications and reports.
  • Extensive and deep knowledge of key issues and organisations in international economic development and the role of the private sector in development.
  • A post-graduate degree in economics or another relevant discipline, preferably a PhD.
  • Experience of working with international organisations and in developing countries.
  • Demonstrated experience in policy advisory or public affairs work.
  • Experience of managing research and advisory projects successfully to time and budget.
  • Exceptional analytical, writing, organisational and presentation skills.
  • Excellent communication abilities in relation to a wide variety of audiences.
  • Proven skills in negotiation, listening, problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and work as part of a team.

Salary: Research Fellow 2: £ £49,229 – £62,321 per annum, Senior Research Fellow £ £62,322 – £76,611 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Deadline: 3 July 2015

Read more and apply here.


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