Job Description

Location: London or Edinburgh

Summary of Department

The Natural Resources Group (NRG) aims to support and shape fairer, more sustainable governance of natural resources by generating the evidence and capacity needed to improve key policies, laws and institutional practices.  Within NRG the Legal Tools Team explores new ways to use the law to strengthen local rights and voices where natural resource investments are increasing pressures on land and natural resources.

The Legal Tools team has an exciting opportunity for a French speaking Senior Researcher to develop and manage action research programmes that will strengthen local rights and promote sustainable development in the governance of land and investment.

Summary of Role

The purpose of the role will be to develop and manage action research programmes that will strengthen local rights and promote sustainable development in the governance of land and investment. The role will include leading the design, implementation and monitoring of policy-orientated action-research and conducting collaborative research with colleagues and/or partner organisations in low and middle income countries.

To succeed in this role you will have a postgraduate degree in law, political economy or development studies with a focus on law.  You will be a legal or socio-legal expert within an international development context, with a focus on the governance of land/ natural resources/ agribusiness/ natural resource investments in low and middle income countries. You will have proven skills in research and active promotion of research findings and a sustained track record in securing funding for different projects from a variety of donors.  You will have a working knowledge of French and fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication skills; the ability to build relationships with colleagues and partners from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures; and communicate with and inspire both specialist and non-specialist audiences

Please see attached job description for further information and the IIED competency framework by following the link on the IIED jobs page.

How to apply: please click on the 'Application Details' button for full details.

Closing date: 12 noon Monday 6th February 2017 (applications cannot be submitted through the CharityJob website after 21st January 2017)

Interviews will be held on: Tuesday 28th February 2017 in Edinburgh

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