Research Fellowship Opportunity: ODI is looking for a Research Fellow/Senior Research Officer – Development and Public Finance, Apply Now!!

Closing Date: 31 May 2024

Research Fellow / Senior Research Officer – Development and Public Finance

Contract: Fixed-term – 12 months

Salary: Research Fellow – (£47,700 – £ 60,420 per annum)OR

Senior Research Officer – (£39,220 – £ 49,820 per annum)

Location: Global

Ref: DPF0324


An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable

and peaceful world in which every person thrives.


About us

ODI (odi.org) is an independent, global think tank. We work to inspire people to act on injustice and inequality. Through research, convening and influencing, we generate ideas that matter for people and planet.

We offer competitive salaries, a generous company pension scheme, hybrid working and a range of flexible, family-friendly and inclusive employment policies to support well-being and a healthy work-life balance.

About the Programme

The Development and Public Finance Programme conducts research, convenes stakeholders, and provides advice on how governments and their development partners can best use their scarce resources to support prosperous and fairer societies.

About the role

We are looking for a Research Fellow / Senior Research Officer to work on key projects within our public finance portfolio, undertaking innovative research and analysis, and influencing international and local debates through public affairs activities including publications, media engagement, speaking at conferences, and providing advice to governments.

The work combines quantitative and qualitative research on fiscal policy, public financial management, and related topics; convening small and large events such as webinars and conferences; and supporting our country partnerships advisory teams.

About you

Key experience


  • A degree and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline.
  • A good understanding of key issues with respect to fiscal policy, public financial management, and related topics, in different settings.
  • A good understanding of key issues and organisations in international development.
  • Fluency in English, and preferably a good command of at least one other language.



  • Experience in policy-oriented research, demonstrated by a track record of publications and reports.
  • Experience working in low and middle income countries.


Key skills


  • Strong analytical skills, a capacity to write clearly, and excellent organisational and oral communication skills.
  • A demonstrated capacity for policy advisory or public-affairs work, based on an analytical approach, and an innovative and creative communications ability.
  • Ability to work as part of a team.
  • Excellent time management skills, including managing a complex and varied workload.



  • Project management skills.
  • Ability to translate research ideas into fundable projects.
  • Excellent communication abilities in relation to a wide variety of audiences.


Closing date: Friday 31st of May

Interview date: Monday 3rd June to Friday 14th June


ODI is committed to developing and supporting diverse and inclusive teams of people who share our passion, where we can all be ourselves and succeed on merit. We welcome applicants from a range of diverse backgrounds including those who experience intersectional marginalisation on the basis of their class, race, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, religious identity or belief, marriage and civil partnership, and pregnancy and maternity. We also welcome applications from those living with disabilities.

This post may be of interest to those keen to contribute to ODI’s decolonisation agenda.


To download the job description and role details please follow this link. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 7922 0300 or email [email protected].

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