Research Fellow or Senior Research Fellow – Human Mobility Initiative | Overseas Development Institute, London

Programme/ Department: Human Mobility Initiative

Contract Type: Full time, Fixed Term

Salary: £41,575-£64,888 per annum

Location: Overseas Development Institute

Hours: 35hrs per week

Closing Date: 05 August 2020​

An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable and peaceful world in which every person thrives.

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ODI is an independent, global 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. (

This is an exciting opportunity to join the ODI flagship Human Mobility Initiative. We are looking for a researcher to lead on and deliver outstanding research within our portfolio on migration and development, public attitudes and narratives on migration and on human mobility in urban settings. You will be undertaking innovative research and analysis, and influencing the international debate through public affairs activities including publications, media engagement, speaking at conferences, and providing advice to governments and business at a senior level.  You will have the opportunity to pursue new and innovative research interests by designing research projects, obtaining funding and managing resources for delivery. You will be influencing policies and decisions that make a difference though engaging with policymakers in knowledge and advisory processes, disseminating results though innovative and strategic communications and outreach.

You will be contributing to planning and convening policy events and/or private discussions, as part of a small and very dynamic team.

The Human Mobility Initiative is a platform for innovation and joint action to ‘do migration differently.’ We aim to:

  • Identify concrete policy options and entry points to make the most of the reality of human mobility; from tackling climate change, to the future of work and securing health outcomes for all
  • Convene different people and ideas across disciplines to build coalitions for more effective action
  • Use global debates and frameworks to support local action in countries, regions and cities.

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Deadline for application: 5 August 2020.