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International Institute for Environment and Development

Hybrid (within UK or outside the UK)

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 150 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

Our Climate Change Group (CCG) works with those who have less voice and power in climate decision-making to co-create solutions that shape pathways and drive action for a just and sustainable future.

We are currently seeking a Researcher to join our Climate Change Group on a permanent, full-time basis, working 35 hours per week.

The Benefits

– Salary of £43,082 – £53,525 per annum with annual incremental increases
– 25 days’ annual leave per year, increasing with service
– Closure between Christmas and new year with additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits
– An interest-free season-ticket loan
– A cycle-to-work scheme offering tax savings on the cost of purchasing a bike for travel to and from work
– An employee assistance programme
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
– Enhanced sick pay entitlements, increasing with length of service
– Flexible working options
– Support for learning and development
– Compassionate leave up to ten days per annum
– Dependents leave
– Eye tests and glasses
– Therapy treatment

This is a brilliant opportunity for a policy research professional with experience of working with governments and research partnerships in the Global North and South and knowledge of climate finance to join our organisation.

In this highly rewarding role, you will have the chance to play a role in research that supports local and marginalised communities, strengthening their voice in the decision-making arena.

Sustainability informs all that we do and, alongside flexible working options and a range of benefits designed to support your work-life balance, your personal wellbeing is a priority for us.

The Role

As a Researcher, you will work with our international partners to support the delivery of our work on climate finance, climate and nature finance and Locally Led Adaptation (LLA).

Specifically, you will support the design and implementation of climate finance policy research to scale up LLA approaches, reform the international climate finance system and support local organisations to access finance.

Leading primary research, you will support in country research partners and consultants to design and deliver robust research, including developing methodologies, data analysis and reporting.

Additionally, you will:

– Support research communication and dissemination
– Contribute to project management and reporting
– Build and develop relationships with stakeholders and partners
– Assist with fundraising and engagement activities

About You

To be considered as a Researcher, you will need:

– Demonstrable experience of conducting policy-related research
– Experience of working with governments and research partnerships internationally
– Knowledge of climate and nature finance institutions, actors and policies
– Knowledge of issues related to tracking and accountability of climate and nature finance
– The ability to work in an empathetic manner in multicultural teams
– Excellent communication skills
– Advanced IT skills

Please note, this role is also open to those who live outside the UK, as long as you have the right to work in the country you wish to reside in. The team does have a preference for the role to be based in the UK, and IIED will support a UK visa for this role if re-location is requested.

The salary range advertised in GBP is applicable in the UK only, and the salary offer in another country would depend on the local terms and conditions. We only use the UK salary structure to determine starting salaries, but it will not apply to salaries outside the UK thereafter.

An emerging publication record in issues related to climate finance, climate change governance and/or climate change adaption would be beneficial, as would the ability to speak another international language (as well as English).

IIED is a hybrid working organisation and you are likely to be working from home most of the time. As such, you will need a suitable place to work and a reliable, fast internet connection.

The closing date for applications is 30th August 2023.
Interviews are scheduled to take place on w/c 18th September 2023.

Other organisations might call this role Policy Researcher, Policy Analyst, Climate Finance Researcher, or Senior Research and Policy Officer.

Webrecruit and IIED 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.

So, if you’re looking for the chance to engage with a host of international partners as a Researcher, 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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