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Poverty & Inequality Lead – Development Initiatives

Development Initiatives

Closing date: 5 May 2021


Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation that applies the power of data and evidence to build sustainable solutions that create an equitable and resilient world.

We work closely with partners at global, regional, national and local levels to ensure data driven evidence and analysis are used effectively in policy and practice to end poverty, reduce inequality and increase resilience.

We’re currently looking for a Poverty & Inequality Lead to join us and help impact social injustice across the globe.

Your Role

As the Poverty & Inequality Lead, you will oversee and take ownership of our poverty and inequality portfolio of work and guide data analysis on poverty and inequality.

Providing intellectual leadership, you will contribute to the development of engagement plans for our poverty and inequality work and represent DI externally.

Specifically, your role will involve:

  • Taking the lead in the translation of our strategy into programmes that deliver our objectives
  • Developing clear strategies and workplans for our ongoing poverty and inequality work
  • Leading the implementation of our poverty and inequality work
  • Producing high-quality research for a range of audiences including in-depth reports, compelling blogs and factsheets
  • Developing new, innovative ways to present our work

About You

To be considered as the Poverty & Inequality Lead, you will need:

  • A strong understanding of the types, instruments, actors, policy processes and political landscape within global poverty reduction
  • A good understanding of current policy debates on poverty and inequality
  • Confidence working with data
  • An understanding of different methodologies for measuring poverty and inequality
  • The ability to work within and beyond the development sector
  • Excellent writing skills, including a proven ability to draw out succinct and accessible narrative from data
  • A positive ‘can-do’ attitude
  • At a minimum, a master’s degree in a relevant subject or equivalent work experience

The ideal candidate will also have a passion to improve the availability and quality of data to inform decision-making.

Other organisations may call this role Poverty & Inequality Programme Manager, Senior Poverty & Inequality Advisor, Development Programme Manager, or Development Project Manager.

We are looking for this role to be based in our Bristol office; however, alternative locations within the UK will be considered for the right candidate.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £50,000 – £55,000 per annum, depending on experience
  • Pension scheme with 5% employer contribution
  • Healthcare scheme with employee assistance programme
  • 25 days’ annual leave per annum
  • Up to five days’ paid leave to volunteer for causes that address poverty and help vulnerable people
  • Flexitime and homeworking options
  • Smart/casual dress code

This is the ideal role for a data-focused professional with a deep grasp of the global landscape surrounding poverty and inequality to advance their career with our ground-breaking organisation.

We work in a fast-paced environment where we need to be able to respond to new situations quickly and creatively. You will have the chance to make a positive impact on a well-regarded, innovative and exciting portfolio of work and contribute to ending poverty across the world.

We are truly passionate about our vision and provide a culture of transparency and innovation where teams are encouraged to think outside the box and empowered to perform at their best.

Early applications are highly encouraged; we will be reviewing submissions as they arrive, and interviews will be held periodically. As we are recruiting on a rolling basis, we reserve the right to end recruitment without notice.

Webrecruit and Development Initiatives are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

If you would like to contribute to increasing the impact of a dynamic organisation committed to ending poverty, we would love to hear from you – please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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Job Details

Organisation: Development Initiatives

Location: Bristol

Salary range: £40,000 +

Closing date: 5 May 2021

Contract type: Permanent

About the Organisation

Development Initiatives (DI) is a global organisation that applies the power of data and evidence to build sustainable solutions that create an equitable and resilient world.  

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