The Oxford Poverty and Human Development Initiative (OPHI) seeks a full-time, Policy and Research Manager who will join the team working on multidimensional poverty measures. This is a new post. The postholder will manage and coordinate both research and policy outreach work, and will ensure that OPHI’s research and outreach is cohesive and connected with the Project Administration and Communications teams. The postholder will also support the Director in strategic landscaping of development opportunities and their follow-up, and in preparing substantively for high level meetings, as well as playing a central role in supporting the current research theme of impact evaluation. The post is full-time, and tenable for 12 months, with the possibility of extension subject to available funding.
Applicants should have: a postgraduate degree in development studies or development economics or related fields; research and policy management experience relevant to OPHI’s work in developing countries; research management experience; the ability to manage their own academic research and associated activities; and knowledge of STATA sufficient to run estimations of multidimensional poverty measurement. The ideal candidate will also be highly motivated, with excellent organisation and time management skills, evidence of using a high level of personal initiative, and excellent attention to detail, as well as excellent communication skills, including the ability to write for publication, present research proposals and results, and represent the research group at meetings. A demonstrable ability to the ability to communicate clearly and courteously with international colleagues, and to develop and maintain strong and sustained relationships with colleagues, research users, and donors, as well as a demonstrable aptitude and willingness to work collaboratively to develop, engage, and implement OPHI’s strategic plan are also essential. It is anticipated that the postholder will travel overseas for several weeks per year, depending upon interests.
Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement and CV as part of your online application.
Only applications received before 12.00 midday on Wednesday 12 July 2017 can be considered.