Assistant coordinator

Jobs, 5 October 2018
Department: 
Climate Change research group
Contract type: 
Fixed term
Salary: 
Grade 6, starting from £26,133 (pro-rata) per annum plus benefits
Location: 
Edinburgh
Closing date: 
9am on Monday, 21 October 2018

The Climate Change research group is seeking an assistant coordinator to provide administrative, logistics, and finance support and production coordination for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR) project and general coordination to the team on a fixed-term (nine months) part-time (21 hours a week) basis. This post is particularly suitable for candidates interested in a career path in project management and research support. This post is based in Edinburgh preferably, but can be London based if the candidate is unable to relocate.

IIED, in conjunction with partners, seeks to secure an equitable deal for the poorest communities in developing countries, who are exposed to increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events that can devastate communities, destroy livelihoods and exacerbate poverty. IIED places particular emphasis on capacity strengthening through collaborative action-research with organisations – both government and non-government in the global South.

To succeed in this role, you will be fluent in English, with good verbal and written skills. You will have administrative experience including taking minutes, organising meetings and workshops, proofreading documents as well as knowledge and experience of business software. You will be organised, with lots of initiative and enjoy a varied workload with changing priorities. You will have experience of working with geographically dispersed colleagues from diverse cultures and have an understanding of the challenges this involves.

Please see attached the job description for further information.

How to apply: 

IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. However, this post does not meet the minimum requirements for work permit employment. We can therefore only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK.

Interviews will be held in the week commencing 29 October 2018.

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