Grade 5 coordinator (maternity cover)

Jobs, 5 February 2019
Natural Resources research group
Contract type: 
Fixed term/part-time
£30,877 to £33,978 pro-rata p.a. (up to £38,317 pro-rata p.a.)
Closing date: 
Sunday, 24 February 2019

The forest team is looking for a fixed-term, part-time coordinator to oversee the team’s portfolio of research communications, events, administration and provide occasional financial support to the senior coordinator as required. 

The forest team works with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America to improve the livelihoods of those who live in and around forests, as well as ensuring that those forests are managed in a fair and sustainable way. Local communities, indigenous peoples and family smallholders are central to its work, and the team normally engages with such groups through in-country partners (who comprise civil society organisations, academia, governments and private sector organisations) that together develop participatory work to achieve change.

Methods used include innovative and participatory action-research to generate, validate and wield new evidence, support to mobilise in-country, regional and international partnerships, the development of tools, learning groups and events to build consensus and capability, the development of advocacy approaches and tactics and coalitions to implement them, and engagement of marginalised groups to shape in-country processes, change discourses and decision-making.

To succeed in this role, you must have a minimum of three years’ experience in a similar support or coordination role, the ability to manage a busy workload independently, and strong written and oral communications skills, including the ability to synthesis complex information.

You will also need excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office software, experience of managing events and meetings; and some experience of financial administration. You will be able to multitask, have lots of initiative and flexibility, great attention to detail, and enjoy working with a team and with little supervision.

You will be experienced in working with a diverse range of actors from different backgrounds and cultures – including international institutes, policymakers and civil society organisations. An interest in the topic of natural resources, specifically forestry, and international development is desirable. This is a great opportunity for someone that has initiative, strong organisational skills and the ability to remain flexible and responsive.

For further information about the requirements of the role please download the job description.

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 on Tuesday, 5 March 2019.

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