Principal Research Fellow – Climate and Sustainability

ODI is an independent think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives. We harness the power of evidence and ideas through research and partnership to confront challenges, develop solutions, and create change.

The Climate and Sustainability team at ODI is working to build a more equitable world, underpinned by climate-compatible development and sustainable stewardship of natural resources. We use robust data to influence governance, policy, and investment in ways that reduce poverty, inequality, and environmental degradation. We support governments, communities, and industries to secure just and sustainable transitions, drawing on our renowned expertise in agriculture, land, water, energy, and cities, and the connections between them. Our projects range from providing advisory services to governments and multilateral agencies to generating the evidence that underpins awareness and advocacy efforts by civil society, to long-term empirical research programmes that shape global agendas.

About the role:

ODI’s Principal Research Fellows are internationally recognised experts with extensive experience in an academic and/or policy environment. As a world-class authority in a research and policy field, a Principal Research Fellow will have a track record of developing and delivering innovative research and policy programmes. They will also have a substantial track record of thought leadership, team building, and influential policy engagement. Their work will have made a significant and distinctive contribution to development and have an international profile and reputation.

The Climate and Sustainability team is looking to hire a Principal Research Fellow who can provide strategic leadership to our work on sustainable natural resource governance, building on the team’s current work on land and property rights and responsible investment. However, there may be scope to appoint two Principal Research Fellows so we also welcome applications from candidates with relevant expertise and interest in building portfolios of work on other aspects of sustainability, such as clean energy, pollution, biodiversity, or environmental justice.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2020