Researcher

Recruiter
International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
02 Mar 2018
Closes
29 Mar 2018
Sectors
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
The Climate Change Group at IIED is looking for an innovative researcher with knowledge of public and private climate finance to design and undertake research on public policy responses to climate change. IIED is a policy and action research organisation. We promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built. We specialise in linking local priorities to global challenges. IIED is based in London and works in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific, with some of the world's most vulnerable people. We work with them to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them - from village councils to international conventions. The post holder will be part of the Public Policy team within the Climate Change Group. S/he will be responsible for supporting the team in the delivery of a comprehensive and coherent research programme on understanding what drives public policy responses to climate change e.g. public & private climate finance. To succeed in this role you must have a relevant postgraduate degree e.g. Public Policy, Finance, Economics or Sustainable Business Development. You will have a strong understanding of climate change public policy responses in LDCs; financial risk instruments; and the role of private finance entities such as SMEs and institutional investors. Your research experience in climate change will include; research for impact -meta analysis and climate/development finance data analysis. You will be fluent in English with good oral and written communication skills and the ability to produce a range of research publications for different audiences. You will be experienced at communicating confidently to a diverse range of colleagues and partners from different backgrounds and cultures. For more information please see the job description.