Senior researcher (one year fixed term)

Jobs, 6 March 2018
Shaping Sustainable Markets research group
Contract type: 
Fixed term
Grade 3, Starting from £44,040 per annum
London or Edinburgh
Closing date: 
4pm on Tuesday, 3 April 2018

IIED is recruiting for a senior researcher on a one-year fixed term contract within its Shaping Sustainable Markets research group. The successful candidate will apply their knowledge and experience on energy access and stakeholder engagement to undertake research, dialogue and learning activities that support the transition to sustainable, equitable energy for all.   

The post holder is likely to lead or contribute to the following projects, as well as help develop the energy team strategy for new areas of work, including:

Additional information on these projects are detailed in the job description. 

To succeed in this role, you must have a postgraduate degree in a relevant discipline. This should be supported with substantial knowledge of decentralised/off-grid renewable energy; financing decentralised energy access; productive uses of energy; and designing local energy services for impact and inclusion.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate experience of in-country programme or research experience and proven capacity to engage with debates, processes, actors and institutions in the sustainable development arena, to influence them and achieve impact. The ability to demonstrate a track record of securing funding for own projects from a diversity of donors is also essential for this role. 

The Shaping Sustainable Markets Group works to ensure that markets – big and small – are fair and enable poor people and nature to thrive. The group's research focuses on the mechanisms, structures and policies that bring about more inclusive and green economies. The group is formed of researchers, convenors and thought leaders whose strength is in finding locally appropriate solutions to complex global and national problems. 

How to apply: 

Applications are welcome from all applicants who meet the experience, knowledge and skills requirements outlined in the job description.