• Duration: Two years fixed term contract 
  • Salary: £26,585.86 gross per annum plus 9% employer pension contribution
  • Location: London
  • Closing date: 9am UK time, 2 March 2021
  • Interviews: 11 & 12 March 2021

We are currently looking for a Research, Advisory and Policy Assistant to join our Research, Advisory and Policy (RAP) Department. This role would be ideal for a strong communicator who has experience in organising events and logistics, along with strong planning skills. The candidate will be required to support the RAP team and the organisations administration, therefore experience in this area is essential. With a flexible and positive attitude, the candidate will be able to manage a varied workload. 

Job purpose

Within the RAP Department level, the postholder provides administrative, logistical and organisational coordination and support across the Research, Advisory and Policy (RAP) Department in order to ensure the efficient and smooth running of the team and its activities and to ensure strong collaboration with the rest of the organisation. They help the RAP team to respond in a timely and satisfactory way to organisational requests and requirements. They provide support to research projects, donor liaison and monitoring evaluation. The post-holder supports cross-organisational learning by organising internal meetings, representing the Department in working groups and other fora when needed. 

Essential knowledge, skills and experience

  • Excellent organisational, planning skills and an attention to detail.
  • Experience of event organisation and logistics, both in person and online across time zones.
  • Experience of liaising with external partners and service providers and good interpersonal skills.
  • Experience of team or organisational administration and communication.
  • Experience of supporting project management.
  • Experience and interest in developing effective filing systems and maintaining electronic databases.
  • Experience of minuting meetings and summarising information.
  • Good written and verbal communications skills in English, with ability to summarise and convey information accurately and concisely.
  • Good IT skills and experience of advanced use of online digital platforms, such as Zoom.
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently, and manage a varied workload.
  • Good numeracy skills.
  • Use of initiative to propose solutions to challenges and to support others.
  • Positive and flexible attitude, open to new ideas. 

Desirable knowledge 

  • Understanding of and interest in conflict transformation, gender and peacebuilding issues.
  • Experience and interest in internal communications. 

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