Researcher – Legal Tools

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Researcher – Legal Tools

Central London or Edinburgh (Please note that whilst this role is advertised as office-based, IIED will remain a remote-working organisation for the foreseeable future)

The closing deadline for applications is 22nd March 2021.
Fluency in English and French both written and verbal are essential requirements of this role.

About Us

We are the International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED), an independent policy research organisation that aims to deliver positive change for the poorest people in the developing world. Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world using evidence, action and influence, working in partnership with others.

The Legal Tools Team in IIED’s Natural Resources Group works to strengthen rights in the context of land-based investments. Working with partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America the team employs a mix of action-research approaches to inform national and international policy and support sociolegal empowerment at the grassroots.

This is a brilliant opportunity to help deliver exciting programmes with our partners to bring about positive change at a local level and globally. If you think you could help us achieve our vision by using creative legal tools, we would love to hear from you.

The Benefits

- Salary of £38,765 - £42,683 pro rata, (up to £48,162 for exceptional candidates depending on skills and experience)
- Excellent benefits package
- Engaging work environment
- Flexible working arrangements

You will be part of a highly skilled team, involved in innovative responses to help ensure local rights to land and resources are realised and respected.

The Role

As a Researcher, you will support the planning and implementation of innovative methods to generate qualitative and quantitative evidence. You will contribute to developing and promoting new research themes and author and/or co-author research findings with IIED and partner colleagues.

The projects you will be involved in will require coordination and collaborative work with other researchers and research partners. You will have the ability to effectively contribute to the development of group visions and objectives and support strategic communication activities within and outside IIED.

About You

To join us as a Researcher, you will need:

- Fluency in English and French both written and verbal.
- A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline, e.g. law, political economy, development studies or a relevant social science
- In-country programme or research experience on securing land rights, particularly with CSOs, and particularly in Central / sub-Saharan Africa.
- Solid research background, skills and experience evidenced by a growing track record of authoring/co-authoring publications in own field.
- You will be experienced at building and maintaining collaborative partnerships and communicating confidently with a diverse range of partners from different backgrounds and cultures.

So, if you can see yourself in this challenging and rewarding role, please apply via the button shown.

IIED is a committed Disability Confident and accredited Living Wage employer, committed to equal opportunities and the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.