Research Officer: Climate Finance, ODI

Our work on climate change is divided into three themes that span the Institute’s core research programmes – Climate finance, Adaptation and Low carbon development. We are seeking a Research Officer to join the Climate finance team and contribute under the supervision of a Research Fellow to developing, conducting and managinghigh-quality and innovative research, policy advice and public affairs activities focused on international climate finance.
The post-holder will be part of our Climate Change, Environment and Forests (CCEF) programme, which forms the hub for ODI’s cross-institute work on climate change, but with the remit to link with other teams, programmes and workstreams as required.
          Notable flagship projects within ODI’s climate change work include:

  • The Climate and Development Knowledge Network (, a £50 million UK and Dutch-funded initative to provide research, knowledge services and technical assistance to policy-makers in developing countries on climate compatible development. ODI leads the research and knowledge management aspects of CDKN.
  • REDDNet (, a global civil society and research network focusing on the social and poverty dimensions of REDD (Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation).
  • Climate Funds Update (, a sector-leading online tool to track and analyse flows of climate finance.

          About you:
          The successful candidate will have:

  •  a degree and post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline
  •  a strong focus on climate change and development, with a particular interest in international public climate finance and/or foreign assistance
  • experience in producing research outputs focused on climate change and development
  • demonstrated experience in issues pertaining to climate finance and/or foreign assistance
  • strong quantitative skills for managing a climate finance database
  • attention to detail
  • excellent analytical, writing and presentation skills
  • strong interpersonal skills
  • multi-tasking skills
  • the ability to work as part of a team as well as on your own initiative.

        Salary: £25,854 – £29,971pa
          Position in: Climate Change, Environment and Forests
          Closing date: 31 August 2011