Researcher – Climate Change Group

Researcher – Climate Change Group

Type of offer:

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.

Location: London
Deadline: April 26, 2021
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