Senior researcher

22 August 2019
Climate Change research group
Contract type: 
£46,178 to £50,868 depending on skills and experience
Closing date: 
Midnight on Sunday, 22 September 2019

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.

The Climate Change group at IIED is looking for a highly skilled individual to support the strategic direction and implementation of an innovative portfolio of work in the Public Policy team – with a focus on climate finance, climate resilient development and social protection in Asia.

The Public Policy 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 implementation 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. 

To succeed in the above role, you must have a relevant postgraduate degree. You will have an excellent understanding of public policy responses to equitable and climate resilient development in LDCs and Emerging Economies, with direct experience of working on issues relating to climate finance and social protection, preferably in Asia. 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.

Deadline for applications:  22nd September 2019

Interviews to be held on:   9th or 10th October 2019  (should there be a need for a second stage interview, shortlisted candidates will be informed).

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

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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