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Researcher

Oxford, Oxfordshire (Hybrid)
£30,000 - £37,000 per year
Full-time
Permanent
Job description

Global Canopy is a data-driven not for profit that targets the market forces destroying nature. We do this by improving transparency and accountability. We provide innovative open-access data, clear metrics, and actionable insights to leading companies, financial institutions, governments and campaigning organisations worldwide. 

Corporate Performance: A growing number of companies and financial institutions are seeking to mitigate their impacts on nature. But many have made commitments that are not being met, and others are failing to take any action at all. Through our Corporate Performance work and Forest 500 project, we assess the policies and performance of influential companies and financial institutions. Our newly launched Deforestation Action Tracker monitors financial institutions with significant climate commitments to track their action on deforestation and associated human rights abuses.

We also support financial institutions and investors by providing a suite of guidance including our Deforestation-free finance Roadmap, Pensions Guidance and our Deforestation-free investment mandate. And we support the finance sector, policy makers and other stakeholders by providing market-leading data on deforestation and ESG metrics through our Forest IQ project. 

You will be part of a leading, multinational, multidisciplinary, and multilingual team of experts, delivering this exciting program in a way that is effective, manageable and fun! We value diversity, inclusivity and creativity at the core of what we do.

This role sits in the Forest IQ team, along with a Research Associate, a Project Manager and the Forest IQ Lead. The Researcher will take on responsibility for the development and maintenance of the Forest IQ data held in its database, including the implementation of updates and ensuring the smooth addition of new datasets and indicators.  Alongside other research responsibilities required of the role, you will draw insights from this research which inform Global Canopy’s work and provide content for communication products and engagement strategies.

To be successful in this role,  these are the things that will matter the most: 

  • Data management and analysis skills

  • Ability and initiative to take ownership of developing and carrying out research plans 

  • Highly organised and able to set/agree to realistic plans 

  • Proactive and independent approach to managing own work 

  • Strong communication skills 

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to non-expert audiences in writing and verbally

  • Ability to think creatively and identify innovative ways to use existing and new data and metrics to strengthen Forest IQ

  • Ability to problem solve and identify opportunities for improvement in existing systems, research approaches, and ways of working

  • Ability to work in a team and to follow shared project plans

Education, Experience, and Knowledge

  • Experience in research work, and production of analysis, including in an applied setting.

  • Experience producing methodologies and awareness of key methodological concepts.

  • Experience in working on related issues such as sustainability, international development, corporate social responsibility, finance, deforestation.

  • Knowledge of relevant IT packages including everyday office suites.

  • Depending on the area of research, knowledge and use of GIS, R-scripts, statistical testing/data analysis software would be an advantage. 

  • Depending on the research area, if you have knowledge of languages other than English, in particular Portuguese, Spanish or Bahasa Indonesian, there could be opportunities to use them.

At Global Canopy, we value diversity and inclusion. You can read our diversity statement on our website. We encourage applications from all backgrounds and are committed to having a team with a diverse set of skills, experiences and abilities. We are committed to reducing systemic barriers in our recruitment processes. 

Global Canopy works on issues of tropical deforestation. We are particularly interested in strengthening our team to include those with a background from forest regions such as Latin America and South East Asia. We welcome applications from people from these regions.

Global Canopy is an inclusive employer and accommodations will be made to allow anyone who requires additional support to apply for this role. Please get in touch with us if you require any additional support.

To find out more, download the recruitment pack or visit our website. 

Application resources
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Global Canopy View profile Company size Size: 21 - 50
Posted on: 05 June 2024
Closing date: 25 June 2024 at 09:00
Tags: Policy/Research