Vacancy: Policy and Research Officer

3 March 2023


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.

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.

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 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

Candidates must have the legal right to live and work in any of GNDR regional hub locations.  There is a possibility that the FTC could be extended further after 12 months.

Candidates should only apply if there are located in any of GNDR’s regional hubs, which are: UK, India, Kenya, Guatemala, Senegal and Indonesia.


Competitive salary and benefits based on regional location. 

May 2023 

To apply for this position all applicants should send a brief cover letter and CV to 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.

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