Grade 2 principal researcher

Jobs, 11 October 2018
Climate Change research group
Contract type: 
£55,056 - £60,668 per annum depending on experience (up to £68,510 for exceptional candidates)
London or Edinburgh
Closing date: 
4pm on Thursday, 8 November 2018

The Climate Change research group at IIED is looking for an innovative principal researcher with knowledge of public and private climate finance to lead the strategic direction and delivery of an innovative portfolio of work in the public policy team.

The post-holder will lead the public policy team within the group. This team works with public sector actors (governments, bilateral and multilateral partners and development finance institutions), to design and test innovative solutions for public and private investment in equitable and climate resilient development.

This includes the design and delivery of politically astute policy, institutional and financial frameworks that enable national and local level actors (governments, enterprises and households) to scale-up investment in climate-resilient initiatives. 

The post-holder will be working with the team and partners to lead the design and implementation of an innovative portfolio of work to support the climate group’s strategic objectives – to deliver a just transition to a 1.5-degree world through supporting the least developed countries and progressive countries innovate in effective governance, financial instruments and institutional climate capabilities.

The public policy portfolio covers innovation in shock responsive social protection to designing and supporting public and private financial mechanisms that enable international climate finance to reach the front line of climate action – local communities, climate resilient enterprise and supply chains.

The post-holder will lead business development, programme implementation, team management, partnership development and communication. And will support cross-institute collaboration where necessary.

To succeed in this role, you must have a relevant postgraduate degree e.g. public policy, finance, economics or sustainable business development. You will have an excellent understanding of public policy responses to equitable and climate-resilient development in LDCs and emerging economies. 

You will be fluent in English with good oral and written communication skills and the ability to produce a range of research publications for different audiences. You will be experienced at building collaborative partnerships and communicating confidently to a diverse range of partners from different backgrounds and cultures. For more information please see the job description.

How to apply: 

IIED is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Applications are welcome from all candidates who meet the experience, knowledge and skills requirements outlined in the job description.

Interviews will be held on Tuesday, 20 November 2018.

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