IIED is a policy and action research organisation. We promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built. We specialise in linking local priorities to global challenges.

IIED is based in London and works in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific, with some of the world's most vulnerable people. We work with them to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them – from village councils to international conventions.

We are a growing organisation, often on the lookout for professional and creative people with a passion for our mission. Check back regularly for updates. You can subscribe to the jobs RSS feed or sign up to receive updates via email.

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Latest positions


Assistant coordinator

IIED is seeking an assistant coordinator to provide administrative, logistics, finance support and general coordination for its Human Settlements and Shaping Sustainable Markets research groups.

Closing date: Midnight on Sunday, 24 November 2019

Programme manager

IIED is seeking a programme manager to provide overall managerial support to the development and smooth running of the public policy and drylands team and partner organisations within the Climate Change research group

Closing date: Midnight on Wednesday, 27 November 2019


Every year, we take a limited number of interns who each bring different skills and ideas into the organisation

Working with IIED

More about who are we, what do we do and what we can offer you, including benefits 

Competency framework

We use a model designed to help people be more effective in their role and better support their colleagues