Researcher - Climate Finance

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Climate Change Group
£30,877 - £38,517
Full Time

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Researcher - Climate Finance
Central London or Edinburgh (currently home based)

The closing deadline for applications is 16th February 2021.
Interviews will be held between Wednesday 24th - Friday 26th February 2021.

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.

Our 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.

The CCG’s Climate Governance and Finance Team collaborates with public sector institutions, civil society actors and private sector entities to design and test innovative solutions to climate change risks across the developing world.

We are currently looking for a Researcher to join us in London or Edinburgh to join our Climate Governance and Finance Team. Due to the ongoing Covid-19 situation, the role will initially be home based.

This is a brilliant opportunity to help deliver exciting programmes that are bringing about positive change globally. If you think you could help us to achieve our vision, we would love to hear from you.

The Benefits

- Salary of £30,877 - £33,978 (up to £38,517 per annum for exceptional candidates depending on experience)
- Benefits package
- Fast-paced and engaging work environment
- Flexible working arrangements

This is an exciting entry level role that will enable you to gain first class insight and first-hand experience into international development and climate finance.

You will have the chance to work alongside a highly skilled team and get involved with innovative initiatives that will make a real difference and support the response to the global climate emergency.

The Role

As a Researcher, you will support the design and implementation of an innovative policy research and influencing projects.

The projects you will be involved with will revolve around reforming the international climate finance system and supporting a wide range of organisations and institutions to develop structures and financial mechanisms to access and use finance more effectively.

You will aim to increase the quality and quantity of the finance that is available for local work and provide support to national and local governments, civil society organisations (CSOs), local private sector actors and communities.

About You

To join us as a Researcher, you will need:

- Work experience in research, advocacy or policy advice, ideally on climate or development finance
- A degree in a discipline related to climate change, sustainable development, economics etc.
- Knowledge of institutions, actors, and current debates and research agendas in the field of climate or development finance
- An understanding of the how to work effectively with partners in developing countries, including work with government, civil society organisations and communities
- Advanced knowledge of office software (word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases and communications)

Other organisations may call this role Climate Finance Researcher, International Development Researcher, Climate Change Researcher, International economics Researcher, Development Researcher, or Development Finance Researcher.

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