Development Initiatives Poverty Research
£20,000 – £25,000 per annum, DOE
Permanent, Full-time
Job description
Research Assistant and Engagement Officer - French Speaking
Bristol (with occasional international travel)

About Development Initiatives (DI)

Our mission is to ensure that decisions about the allocation of finance and resources result in an end to poverty, increase the resilience of the world’s most vulnerable people, and leave no one behind.

We are an independent international development organisation working on the use of data to drive poverty eradication and sustainable development.

We are now looking for a French speaking Research Assistant and Engagement Officer to join our team and support our research and development functions.

The Benefits

- Salary of £20,000 – £25,000 per annum, DOE
- Pension (5% of salary)
- 25 days’ holiday and the option to buy/sell holiday
- Up to five days’ paid leave for charitable work volunteering to address poverty and/or help vulnerable people
- Smart casual dress code policy
- Flexitime and homeworking options
- Cycle to work scheme
- Simply Health Cash scheme with employee assistance programme
- Paid professional fees and study leave
- Enhanced maternity/paternity/adoption/sick leave policies

If you have an understanding of international development and experience in the world of networking and engagement, this is a fantastic opportunity to join an organisation that is combating poverty on a global scale.

You will have the chance to step into a key role where you will help us to engage with decision-makers across the world, from global leaders to local civil societies, which will enable us to strengthen our impact.

So, if you want a rewarding career where you can be part of the catalyst for positive, lasting change, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Research Assistant and Engagement Officer, you will support the development of influential, policy-relevant research and analysis, working to raise our profile and increase our reach.

Reporting to the Head of Engagement, your role will involve:

- Undertaking short research tasks as well as supporting long-term projects
- Building and maintaining relationships with relevant stakeholders
- Providing support to team members with event organisation, logistics and meetings
- Co-ordinating briefings, talking points and presentations ahead of external meetings
- Updating information and contact management systems

About You

To join us as a Research Assistant and Engagement Officer, you will need:

- Engagement and networking experience
- Knowledge of international development or a demonstrated interest in poverty-related issues
- Strong knowledge of MS Office, including Outlook, PowerPoint and Excel
- Fluency in French, in addition to English
- To be politically astute and engaged
- The ability to build and maintain strong and influential relationships with diverse stakeholders
- To be a self-starter who can work both in a team and independently and use your own initiative
- At a minimum, a degree level qualification in political sciences, international relations, economics or a related discipline OR equivalent experience

Other organisations may call this role Research Assistant, Engagement Officer, Research Analyst, Research Development Officer, Research Administrator, Policy Researcher, or Communications Officer.

The closing date for this role is the 29th March 2020. Interviews are scheduled for the week starting the 6th April 2020.

Development Initiatives is an equal opportunities employer and, in line with our policies, we aim to ensure that no job applicant receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of race, colour, nationality, religion, ethnic or national origin, age, gender, marital status, sexual orientation or disability.

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Working hours: 35 hours per week
Posted on: 10 March 2020
Closed date: 29 March 2020
Job ref: NSATQ2903/CC-HL
Tags: Policy/Research