Programme manager

6 November 2019
Climate Change research group
Contract type: 
Fixed term/part-time
£46,178 - £50,868 p.a., pro rata depending on experience, plus benefits
Closing date: 
Midnight on Wednesday, 27 November 2019

IIED is a policy and action research organisation. We promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built. We specialise in linking local priorities to global challenges. IIED is based in London and works in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific, with some of the world’s most vulnerable people. We work with them to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them – from village councils to international conventions.

This role will be situated in the Climate Change research group (CCG), providing overall managerial support to the development and smooth running of the public policy and drylands team and partner organisations within the programme.

Working with public sector actors (governments, bilateral and multilateral partners and development finance institutions), the team will 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.  

To succeed in this role, you must have a relevant graduate degree (or equivalent experience) along with excellent strategic and management skills. You have high quality problem-solving skills and have proven solid experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures.

You will be as comfortable working with international institutes, policymakers and civil society organisations as you will with internal contacts. The ideal candidate will be a clear and effective communicator both verbally and in written form, and as such will be well versed in producing a range of communications and marketing materials for print and/or digital audiences.

This is a great opportunity for someone that has initiative, a can-do attitude, is influential in building relationships, a good strategic thinker and enjoys exploring new ideas.

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

Deadline for applications: Midnight on Wednesday, 27 November 2019

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday, 10 December 2019

Please note we would encourage applications to be sent in early as should response be high we reserve the right to bring the deadline forward and close the job earlier than the date given above. As a result, the interview date may also be brought forward.

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.

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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