Coordinator (Drylands)

7 August 2019
Climate Change research group
Contract type: 
Fixed term/part-time
Grade 5 £31,433 - £34,589 p.a. pro rata
Closing date: 
midnight on Monday 26th August 2019.

The Climate Change Group (CCG) at IIED is looking for a Coordinator to provide administrative support to the Drylands Team portfolio of work, focussing on the Decentralised Climate Finance programme of work.

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 100 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for nearly 50 years.

The Climate Change Group of IIED, in conjunction with our 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 emphasizes capacity strengthening through collaborative research with individuals and organizations in the South.

This role is based in the Climate Change Group’s Climate Resilience, Productivity and Equity in the Drylands Team.  The primary functions of the post holder will be to support the smooth running of team operations and to ensure the effective administration of projects, knowledge and communications, outputs and budgets.

To succeed in this role, you must have a graduate degree or equivalent level of education or experience.  Much of the role involves responsibility for finance and systems and consequently you will be Team Lead on the ERP finance system and be tasked with finding solutions to problems related to it.  An essential requirement therefore is that you have excellent knowledge of the MS suite of applications and knowledge of simple budget and financial management. Experience of other financial management software packages will be a bonus.

It is important that you also have solid experience in event administration and are proficient in the coordination of travel arrangements.  The ability to manage a busy workload and strong written and oral communications skills are crucial, in order to do well in this role.  Strong organisational skills are essential as is the ability to multi-task; the ideal candidate will be able to work on his/her own initiative, be flexible with a keen eye for detail. Your skills in project management should be first class and you will have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures – including international institutes, policy makers and civil society organisations.

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

Closing date: midnight on Monday 26th August 2019.

Interviews: 10th September 2019

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

IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community

How to apply: 

IIED is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Applications are welcome from all duly qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.

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