Department: Human Settlements

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £35,397 - £38,974, with up to £43,977 per annum available depending on experience, plus benefits

Location: London

Closing date: 4pm (BST) on Thursday, 15 September 2016

Working in collaboration with partner organisations and individuals in low- and middle-income countries, our Human Settlements research group has been leading the field on urban issues including urban poverty, rural-urban linkages, urbanisation and development and climate change adaptation.

IIED is looking for a research professional to work in its Human Settlements research group. This exciting opportunity would be ideal for someone interested in urbanisation issues - including urban poverty, urban governance, urban food security, rural-urban linkages, and infrastructure for economic development.

As a researcher you will contribute to and develop a programme of work on environment and development issues in urban centres in low- and middle-income countries. Ideally, the programme of work will also be informed by a strong understanding of gender issues in urban contexts.

To succeed in this role you must have substantial research experience evidenced by a track record of publications of different nature and by roles in international research processes and debates.

As well as a postgraduate qualification in a relevant discipline you will have proven capacity to engage with debates, processes, actors and institutions in the sustainable development arena relating to human settlements, to influence them and achieve impact.

You will be fluent in English with excellent communication skills, demonstrated by the ability to negotiate, influence and collaborate with a diverse range of cultures both in writing and verbally.

How to apply: 

Please download the recruitment pack, application form and equal opportunities monitoring form.

Read through the recruitment pack and complete all sections of the IIED application form and the equal opportunities form and, oncxe completed, return both the application and equal opportunities form:

  • Email it to (please quote the position name that you are applying for in the subject line)
  • Send it to Human Resources Department, 80-86 Gray's Inn Road, London, WC1X 8NH,

CVs without a completed application form and supporting statement will not be accepted.

Closing date for applications: 4pm (BST) on Thursday, 15 September 2016
Interviews: Monday, 3 October 2016

Applications are welcome from all applicants who meet the experience, knowledge and skills requirements outlined in the job description within the recruitment pack.

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