UKCDR is hiring a Research and Policy Officer

11 October, 2023



UKCDR works with UK government departments and research funders with an interest in international development. We believe in accelerating global development through the power of research and knowledge. For over a decade, we have brought UK research funders together to discuss priorities and coordinate efforts to garner maximum impact. We are a neutral and impartial entity governed by the Strategic Coherence of ODA-funded Research (SCOR) Board.

UKCDR carries out strategic projects on behalf of the SCOR Board, provides the Board with data, tools and good practice to support funders in their evidence-informed decision making processes, and acts as the Board’s secretariat.

About the role

As a key member of the UKCDR team you will deliver a variety of activities to promote coherence and collaboration in international development research. 

Typical activities include:

  • The delivery of mapping, analysis and foresight projects – conducting research, analysing and visualizing qualitative and qualitative data, engaging stakeholders, managing time, cost, quality and risk, and developing impactful reports and policy papers.
  • Convening funders – planning and organising thematic funder meetings and events, from small task forces to large international events or webinars. Facilitating discussions and encouraging funders to collaborate.
  • Engaging with funders to develop or capture and disseminate good practices – engaging UK and international stakeholders through interviews, workshops and task forces, developing toolkits and good practice guidelines and working with funders, research organisations and other groups to communicate these tools.
  • Keeping abreast of key trends and developments in international development research and participating in research meetings, policy and public engagement forums and advisory groups.
  • Developing and managing relations with UKCDR stakeholders (UK-based and international), through networking and policy engagement activities.

How to apply

Apply for this role through the UKRI Careers Portal. The closing date for applications is 24 October 2023.

Additional information

  • £32,570 + London Allowances £5,129 (band D)
  • Duration: 12-month fixed-term contract
  • Reports to: UKCDR Senior Research & Policy Officer
  • Hours: Full-time / Part-time
  • Application closing date: 24 October 2023

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