Researcher - Climate Change Group

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235 High Holborn, London, WC1V 7LE
Climate Change Group
Full Time
Fixed Term Contract

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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 2nd April.
Interviews will be held the week commencing 26th April.
This is a 12-month, fixed-term contract.

The Company

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 policymaking in sustainable development for over 40 years.

IIED's Climate Change Group (CCG) works with those who have less voice and power in climate decision-making to co-create solutions that shape pathways and drive action for a just and sustainable future.

CCG's Global Climate Law, Policy and Governance Team works to support the Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and other vulnerable developing countries to achieve equitable and ambitious outcomes in global climate decision making. We help push for rules that will deliver commitments to keep us below a 1.5°C rise in global temperatures through compelling evidence and by enhancing countries' ability to engage. Our capacity-strengthening support helps LDCs and other vulnerable developing countries to engage fully and meaningfully in the UN negotiating process and climate diplomacy. We also help strengthen national climate legislation, policies and institutions to integrate multilateral decisions and complement collective action.

We are now looking for a Researcher to join the Global Climate Law, Policy and Governance Team within the CCG Group for a fixed-term contract.

The Benefits

- Salary of £31,999 - £35,212 with up to £39,709 per annum available depending on experience
- Benefits package

The Role

As a Researcher, you will take on an exciting, challenging role in which you will support our work to achieve equitable and ambitious outcomes in global decision making about climate change.

Working closely with colleagues and a network of international partners, you will spend the majority of your time researching and providing technical assistance that supports UNFCCC negotiations. You will provide critical analysis and interpret data to further diplomatic efforts, identify and apply appropriate methods to obtain primary and secondary information and data, and undertake individual research on selected topics.

The other main areas of your role will include communicating research findings through publications and facilitating LDC media engagements. You will also be involved in designing projects, identifying and organising resources and monitoring project budgets.

Additionally, you will be involved in some business development, liaison and networking activity to further the capabilities of IIED and help deliver funding streams.

About You

To be considered as a Researcher, you will need:

- A postgraduate degree (at Masters, MPhil or PhD level) in a relevant environmental or social science discipline or equivalent experience
- Experience of working in the UNFCCC negotiations (with LDC negotiators highly desirable)
- Experience of researching for advocacy, including meta-analysis, literature reviews, report preparation and non-technical communications
- A track record of managing arrangements for meetings, seminars, workshops and conferences – in-person and online
- Experience of writing and editing for a range of audiences, including proposals, narrative reports, briefing papers and technical publications

Experience of developing a research strategy would be beneficial to your application. Experience of drafting successful funding proposals and liaising with funding agencies would also be an advantage, as would possessing a degree that included a component on research methods.

Other organisations may call this role Research Associate, Project Researcher, Programme Researcher, Research Officer, or Global Research Associate.
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