About the Blavatnik School of Government

Our vision is of a world better led, a world better served and a world better governed. We are a global school committed to improving the quality of government and public policymaking worldwide, through three routes: teaching current and future leadersgenerating research with impact; and engaging with governments and practitioners.

What We Offer

The School is a collaborative, friendly, and dynamic department based in an award-winning building in Oxford. We host regular events and talks with well-known guest speakers – all of which are open to staff. On the social side, we have regular coffee/cake mornings for staff, a family-friendly Halloween event, and Christmas and summer parties.

As an employer, we genuinely care about our employees’ wellbeing and this is reflected in the range of benefits that we offer including:

  • An excellent contributory pension scheme
  • 38 days’ annual leave
  • Family leave schemes and a comprehensive range of childcare services
  • Cycle loan scheme and discounted bus travel and Season Ticket travel loans
  • Membership to a variety of social and sports clubs
  • Opportunities for remote working.

More information about working at the School can be found on our jobs page.

About the Role

You will provide comprehensive financial and administrative support to the newly established CSAE Economic Policy Network (EPN), and other CSAE led multi-partner research programmes at the Blavatnik School of Government.

The CSAE Economic Policy Network is the focus of all policy related activities at the CSAE, and its primary aim is to respond to requests from African governments for quick turnaround policy advice on selected issues. The Network is directed by Professor Stefan Dercon and, once fully established, will include a Policy Network Coordinator and several junior policy advisory roles.

You will join a small and energetic team, working closely with the CSAE Economic Policy Network Coordinator based at the Blavatnik School of Government, and the CSAE Projects Officer based in the Department of Economics.

You will perform a key liaison role with colleagues at the Blavatnik School of Government and the Department of Economics and across the wider University. You will report to the CSAE Administrator, and will work closely with colleagues in Finance, Human Resources, Communications and Research Management.

This contract is fixed-term for 2 years.

About You

You will be educated to degree level or have equivalent professional experience. You will have prove experience of financial administration on research grant, and of working in a team. You will be able to work flexibly and under pressure, and have a high degree of computer literacy and proficiency. Excellent attention to detail, and interpersonal and communication skills are also essential.

Application Process

You will be required to upload a covering letter/supporting statement, your CV, and the details of two referees as part of your online application.

To apply for this job, please visit the University website.

The closing date for applications is 12:00 noon (UK time) on Wednesday 15 November 2023. Interviews are expected to be held online (via MS Teams) in week commencing 20 November.