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Internationally renowned publication Forced Migration Review (FMR) seeks an experienced leader to provide 12 months of cover for the main post-holder’s maternity leave.

Based at the Oxford Department of International Development, FMR ( is published by the Refugee Studies Centre online and in print in several languages including English, Arabic, French and Spanish, and this year Ukrainian and Russian. Topics for upcoming issues during the maternity cover period are ‘Ukraine: insights and implications’ and ‘Digital disruption and displacement’, with shorter features on ‘Mobilising for rights in the MENA region’ and ‘Japan: responding to global displacement’.

Whilst the person appointed will retain primary responsibility for strategy, management, oversight and implementation of all aspects of Forced Migration Review (FMR), the expectation is for the Managing Editor (Maternity Cover) to mainly focus on fundraising for upcoming issues of FMR and donor-related activities for core and issue-specific funders; line management of the team, and the redevelopment of the FMR website, in collaboration with external suppliers and wider RSC team. The detailed editorial work may be covered by other team members and freelancers should the candidate not have the full editorial or subject-matter expertise required.

Applicants should have a degree or equivalent experience, preferably in the field of social science and possess some knowledge and experience of forced migration/development issues and the international humanitarian community. They must be a self-directed strategic thinker with the capacity to problem-solve, take initiative, set priorities, and exercise good judgment in an organised and professional manner.

At ODID we embrace and cherish our differences, and endeavour to be considerate and welcoming of all. You are most welcome at ODID, without the need to hide any part of who you are. We acknowledge societal inequalities and how these affect us, and those around us, personally and professionally. We hold an Athena Swan bronze award in recognition of our efforts to introduce organisational and cultural changes which promote equality, cherish diversity and create a better working environment for all. We are also taking active steps to promote race equality and reduce the risk of bias and discrimination. We work together to enrich, fortify and grow our community and dedicate our combined efforts to teaching and research to increase our impact and influence in development debates at the national and global level. We encourage all eligible candidates to apply for our vacancies and join us in pursuing our goals.

The position is offered part-time (60-80% FTE). Flexible working arrangements can be requested however some presence in the Oxford office is required on a regular basis.

Applications for this vacancy are to be made online. You will be required to upload a supporting statement as part of your online application. Please do get in touch if you would like to discuss any aspect of this role (

Only applications received before 12 midday on 29 March 2023 can be considered.

See full details and apply here: University of Oxford Recruitment site (ref. 164255)

Standard grade 8: £43,414 - £51,805