The Climate Change Group (CCG) at IIED is looking for a senior coordinator/project manager to provide administrative support to the Drylands Team portfolio of work, focussing on the Decentralised Climate Finance programme of work.
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 130 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for nearly 50 years.
The Climate Change Group of IIED, in conjunction with our partners, seeks to secure an equitable deal for the poorest communities in developing countries who are exposed to increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events that can devastate communities, destroy livelihoods and exacerbate poverty. IIED emphasizes capacity strengthening through collaborative research with individuals and organizations in the South.
This role will support teams working on Public Policy for Climate Resilient Development, Decentralised Climate Finance and Drylands and will report to the relevant Programme Manager. The role will also provide coordination support to other teams on cross-Group programmes of work, ensuring the effective administration of projects, knowledge and communications, outputs and budgets.
To succeed in this role, you must have a degree or equivalent (a finance and/or project management qualification is desirable, though not essential). Building on an already solid foundation of proven project management skills, you will manage the delivery of programmes, a portfolio of complex budgets and possess a solid background which shows your ability to lead on financial planning reporting, monitoring and procurement processes. It therefore goes without saying that proficiency in numeracy and analytical skills with keen attention to detail is an essential requirement to perform well in this job. You will also manage the Assistant Coordinator/s in this team.
Able to multi-task with a varied and demanding workload, you will use your strong organisational skills to provide the highest quality support, at times under pressure and working to tight deadlines, so a calm and positive attitude is a must. As this role works across teams as well as groups, in addition to a high level of interaction with both internal and external (including international) stakeholders, it is crucial that the post-holder has a can-do and adaptable approach with communication and interpersonal skills rating second to none.
With workshops and international conferences being a part of the larger portfolio, it is important that you also have experience in event administration and are adept in the coordination of travel arrangements. As the Institute works globally with partners, international donors and governments you will have worked with a diverse range of stakeholders from different backgrounds and cultures.
If you think the above fits with your experience, skills and knowledge and are excited to be a part of our work, we would love to hear from you.
For further information about the requirements of the role please see the job description.
Closing date: 6th October 2019
Interviews: 16/17 October or week commencing 21st October 2019
IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. Please note, this post does not meet the minimum requirements for sponsorship of candidates who do not currently have the right to work in the UK; we can therefore only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK.