The International Institute for Environment and Development (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.
This role will be situated in the Human Settlements Group (HSG), working alongside the Group Director to support strategic management. HSG is a ten-person team covering equitable and sustainable development in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. The Group’s poverty focus is vital and informs everything it does because people on very low incomes, living in slums or squatter settlements, are the most vulnerable to environmental challenges. The role requires working closely with other teams in the institute, including Communications, Monitoring and Evaluation, and Operational Management.
To succeed in this role, you must have a relevant graduate degree (or equivalent experience) along with excellent strategic and management skills. You have high quality problem-solving skills and have proven solid experience working with a diverse range of stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures. You will be as comfortable working with international institutes, policy‑makers and civil society organisations as you will with internal contacts. The ideal candidate will be a clear and effective communicator both verbally and in written form and as such will be well versed in producing a range of communications and marketing materials for print and/or digital audiences.
This is a great opportunity for someone that has initiative, a can-do attitude, is influential in building relationships, a good strategic thinker and enjoys exploring new ideas. A willingness and ability to travel on occasion and work with a range of different programme partners is also important.
For further information about the requirements of the role please download the job description.
Deadline for applications: 23:59hrs on Wednesday 31st July 2019
Interviews will be held on: 3rd OR 4th September 2019 – please accept apologies for the (unavoidable) gap between shortlisting and interview date.
There may be a 2nd stage interview, however this will be confirmed to candidates after the outcome of the first stage.
Shortlisted candidates will be informed at the latest by close of business on Friday 9th August. Should you not receive a response by this date then on this occasion you have not been shortlisted.
IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. However, this post does not meet the minimum requirements for work permit employment. We can therefore only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK.
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