G5 Researcher

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G5 Researcher (Full-time)
London or Edinburgh (Please note, while this role is advertised as office-based, IIED will remain a remote-working organisation for the foreseeable future)

About Us

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 150 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 over 50 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. Within this, the Strengthening Partnerships Team works to promote the link between local and global knowledge to create effective action on climate change, ensuring that the voices of vulnerable and excluded groups are included.

We are now looking for a G5 Researcher to join our Strengthening Partnerships Team, within the CCG, working on a permanent, full-time basis.

The Benefits

- Salary of £33,869 - £37,270 with up to £42,029, per annum depending on experience, plus benefits
- 25 days' annual leave per annum, increasing up to 30 days’ for full-time staff with 10 years' service
- 7.5% employer's pension contributions to the IIED pension scheme
- A range of flexible working options for all employees after a qualifying period
- Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
- An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits such as life insurance, spouse and partner life cover, critical illness and/or income protection cover

The full range of benefits can be found on our website.

Your knowledge and expertise will be vital in the inclusion of vulnerable and excluded voices in the climate change discussion, leading to a fairer and more sustainable world.

So, if you are passionate about climate change and supporting some of the world’s most vulnerable people, we want to hear from you.

The Role

Working in our Partnerships Team, you will support the delivery of the flagship events in our International Conference on Community Based Adaptation to Climate Change Conference (CBA) Programme.

Specifically, you will co-ordinate the fundraising, development, implementation, and Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) of events, including events that build expertise and strengthen professional networks. Crucially, you will utilise these events to build productive relationships and partnerships within the CBA community of practice. Using these relationships, you will develop a strategic directive that integrates the principles of Locally Led Adaptation (LLA) into the CBA programme.

Additionally, you will

- Support senior researchers with the management of work under flagship events
- Write, co-write, publish and disseminate research findings relevant to the CBA Programme
- Assist in developing funding proposals and grant applications
- Support the organisation in running of knowledge forums and platforms

About You

To be considered as a G5 Researcher, you will need:

- Experience in policy advice, climate diplomacy, or research, ideally on climate adaptation or resilience
- Experience working directly with local, grassroots and national level civil society organisations in least developed countries (LDCs)
- Knowledge of institutions, actors and current debates in the field of climate or development, including the Principles for Locally Led Adaptation and Climate Resilient Development
- An understanding of the role and value of local knowledge and experience in addressing climate risks and hazards
- The ability to organise events, including workshops, webinars, dialogues and other discussions
- At a minimum, a master’s degree (or equivalent) plus two years’ work experience, or a relevant graduate degree plus four years’ work experience

Experience working with local or national government actors, development agencies, or foundations engaged in supporting the adaptation of climate vulnerable communities would be beneficial to your application.

Experience carrying out basic qualitative research techniques would be equally advantageous, as would fluency in another relevant international language (e.g. French, Swahili or Amharic), in addition to English.

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

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

So, if you’re seeking a new opportunity to make a difference as a G5 Researcher, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

Deadline for applications: Wednesday 25th May, 11pm (BST)