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Opportunity: IIED Researcher – forests and prosperity, Africa

The closing deadline for applications is midnight of Friday 13 August
Interviews will be held 31 August

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About the company
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 100 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of policymaking in sustainable development for over 40 years.

The role falls within the Forest Team within the Natural Resources Group (NRG). The NRG aims to promote sustainable governance of natural resources by building capacity and promoting informed decision-making in communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Our priority is on local control and management of natural resources and other ecosystem services and on the necessary changes needed in national and international government to make this happen.

About the role
As a Researcher, you will take on an exciting, challenging role in which you will support our work to achieve equitable and ambitious outcomes in global decision making for flourishing forests and prosperous people.

You will lead projects and activities to build forests and prosperity, particularly through enterprise and value chains development work.

Under the guidance of, and supporting Senior Researchers, you will focus on:

– Contributing to the identification, implementation and monitoring of policy-oriented action-research on topics relevant to the team’s work
– Developing and undertaking capacity building, lesson sharing, policy support and advisory activities and provide backstopping to the capacity-building work of partners, particularly in forest enterprise and value chain development
– Conducting collaborative research with colleagues and/or partner organisations in low and middle-income countries and analyse and communicate findings to reach policy audiences
– Writing or co-writing research findings for publication and dissemination targeting different audiences and using different media
– Designing projects which support the group strategy following established guidance