Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: Overseas Development Institute
Closing date: 29 Mar 2022

Global Risks Senior Economic Analyst-

Global Risk and Resilience Programme

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £41,575 – £51,466 per annum

Location: London

Ref: GRR0521

An independent, global think tank, working for a sustainable

and peaceful world in which every person thrives.

About us

The Global Risks and Resilience Programme is a relatively new programme in ODI. The expert team pioneers research, analysis and policy advice on systemic, inclusive and appropriate approaches to understanding risk and managing uncertainty. We look at the nexus between new and emerging threats – climate change, the COVID-19 pandemic, antibiotic resistance, economic and financial instability, transnational criminal networks and terrorism, cyber disruption and disinformation, geopolitical volatility and conflict – to understand the impacts on poverty, development, and the required policy responses.

We promote risk-informed development approaches to that enables:

· systematic investigation of multiple threats to development objectives, and the trade-offs that will arise from choosing particular actions

· understanding of the risk preferences[1] and strategic priorities of key actors from decision-makers to citizens, that can influence the direction and success of programming outcomes

· generation of foresight to anticipate evolving, emerging and new risks and opportunities within rapidly changing socio-technological conditions and how these can interact with development decisions

By doing so, we aim to support greater coherence between, and successful implementation of, international crisis-prevention and sustainable development agendas.

The post holder(s) will contribute to the thought leadership, policy advice and research on understanding the economic impacts of various risks and applying analytical insights to improve risk analysis and decision-making

We welcome candidates with a strong track record and expertise focus on:

· Economics of Transition (Central Asia, MENA, fragile and conflict affected areas)

· Tech critical supply chain risks, value chains, trade and investment

· Demonstrable knowledge in at least two of the following areas: modelling and assessing economic impacts of intersecting threats such as climate change, pandemics and conflict, foresight and scenario planning; shock-resilient (global) value chains, economic transitions, Chinese outward trade and investment analysis

This position would suit an individual who is used to working in a fast-paced environment and able to produce analysis and research under tight time constraints.

No speculative applications ONLY candidates with the relevant experience will be considered.

Closing date: Tuesday 29th March 2022

Interview date: w/c/ 4th April 2022

How to apply:

For more information, please download an application pack from our careers portal Careers | ODI: Think change. If you are experiencing difficulties downloading, please telephone 020 3327 7290 or email

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