Policy and Research Officer 12 month FTC At Global Network of Civil Society Organisations for Disaster Reduction


We’re looking for a Policy and Research Officer who is responsible for supporting and undertaking policy research on specific issues. This role is a 1 year fixed term contract.

Main purpose of the role

The Policy & Research Officer, as a member of the GNDR secretariat is responsible for supporting and undertaking policy research on specific issues; supporting knowledge management and dissemination of information on policy issues.

Overall scope of the role

The remit of this post will cover the following core responsibilities:

  • Research and analysis
  • Policy support for projects
  • Knowledge management
  • External relationships and representation

We’re looking for a Policy and Research Officer who is responsible for supporting and undertaking policy research on specific issues. This role is a 1 year fixed term contract.

Main purpose of the role

The Policy & Research Officer, as a member of the GNDR secretariat is responsible for supporting and undertaking policy research on specific issues; supporting knowledge management and dissemination of information on policy issues.

Specific responsibilities

Research Analysis

● Undertake, support and commission high quality research and analysis of selected policy issues drawing on learning and experience from members, SEM partners, academic institutions and other resilience actors;

● Based on research findings, support the process of developing policy recommendations and messaging for influencing decision-makers, promotion to members and adoption as GNDR practice;

● Draft policy position papers, reports, case studies, and other learning materials support advocacy work

Knowledge management

● Assist the policy lead in gathering advocacy information from GNDR members and UNDRR-SEM members to support advocacy and campaigns to disseminate policy messaging and learning;

● Assist in convening external stakeholders to discuss project findings, developing policy positions and preparing reports;

● Supporting policy lead with the writing, oversight and development of knowledge products such as cookbooks, frameworks and guides on GNDR’s strategic focus on DRR and the six drivers of risk;

● Support the coordination of risk drivers leads and oversee knowledge management and dissemination being generated by our risk driver leads.

External relationships and representation

● Develop and maintain good working relationships with GNDR staff, UNDRR-SEM members, external stakeholders and consultants; ● Support policy lead with day to day UNDRR-SEM engagement;

● Support the development and maintenance of strong working relationships with GNDR external stakeholders, including UNDRR, other UN agencies, peer agencies, academic, and media to support the implementation of the projects;

● Promote awareness of the SEM activities and its results amongst GNDR members, civil society and relevant stakeholders;

● As required, represent GNDR at relevant meetings, working groups and conferences

Admin and membership support at global policy and advocacy spaces

● Support the policy lead with admin and membership support in the preparation, attendance and debriefing at global policy spaces including UN DRR global platforms, COP and he high level political forum;

● This will include supporting travel logistics, speaker nomination processes and setting up the logistics for the policy lead to facilitate briefing webinars ahead of events, daily briefings with members at key events.

Project support and capacity building

● Supporting project deliverables on policy including developing and facilitating training on policy and advocacy, supporting projects with policy briefs that feed directly onto GNDR’s global policy;

● Provide internal support to GNDR staff and GNDR members on key policy topics such as DRR, risk informed development, localisation and decolonisation of aid.

Candidate requirements

We are ideally looking for candidates that have the following attributes and skills:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant subject (e.g. International Development International Relations)
  • Proficiency, written and spoken, in English
  • Technical understanding of disaster risk reduction, resilience and risk informed development.
  • Experience of advocacy, including the development of advocacy messaging and materials
  • Proficiency, written anally and spoken, in English
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Ability to think, plan, priorities and organise in a clear and structured way
  • Ability to communicate complex issues clearly and passionately, both orally and in writing
  • Willingness to learn and open to new ways of
  • Comfortable in cross cultural communication with people from different backgrounds
  • Committed to GNDR’s values
  • Ability to work in a small team in an office environment
  • A calm, confident and welcoming manner
  • Good organisational and effective time management skills
  • Able to take initiative, work under minimal supervision and be flexible / adaptable
  • Able to travel overseas, at short notice if required
  • Appreciation of GNDR’s values and principles

Salary

Competitive salary and benefits based on regional location.

How to apply

To apply for this position all applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV to [email protected] with the subject line referencing the role title.

As an international charity, GNDR strives to be inclusive in all its activities, and encourages applicants of Black, Asian and ethnic minority backgrounds for all roles.

This role is a 1 year fixed term contract, with the possibility of extending further.

For full job description https://www.gndr.org/wp-content/uploads/2023/03/Policy-Research-Officer-.pdf

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