Researcher – Economist For Inclusive Blue & Green Economy NGO Vacancy | UNGO Jobs

Job Title: Researcher – Economist For Inclusive Blue & Green Economy

Country: United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Organization: International Institute for Environment and Development
Closing date: 15 Feb 2022

Researcher – Economist For Inclusive Blue & Green Economy

Central London (Please note that while this role is advertised as office-based, IIED will remain a predominantly remote-working organisation for the foreseeable future)

The closing deadline for applications is midnight on 16 January 2022

Interviews will be held 1-2 February 2022

About Us

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is an independent research and action organisation that delivers positive change on a global scale. Our mission is to build a fairer, more sustainable world, using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others. Collaboration is at the heart of everything we do. We harness the power of our networks, from grassroots communities to multilateral institutions, to mobilise action at local, national and global levels.

The Shaping Sustainable Markets Group works to ensure that markets, both big and small, are fair and enable poor people and nature to thrive. Our research focuses on the mechanisms, structures and policies that bring about more inclusive and green economies. We are researchers, convenors and thought leaders. Our strength is in finding locally appropriate solutions to complex global and national problems.

We are now seeking a Researcher to join the Shaping Sustainable Markets Group and support inclusive Blue and Green Economy activity for a 12 month fixed-term contract, which has the possibility to be extended.

The Benefits

  • Salary of £32,287 – £35,529 per annum depending on skills and experience

  • Benefits package

This is an exciting opportunity for a research professional with field experience and a decent grasp of economics in developing nations to advance their career with our outstanding organisation.

You’ll have the chance to input into real decisions that will support economics across the globe. Helping those in developing countries has never been more important as the gap between the developing and developed worlds widens and ensuring that climate change is combatted becomes even more important.

If you are ready to make an impact on blue and green economies across the developing world, doing your part to support wealth equality as well as helping the planet, we want to hear from you.

The Role

As a Researcher, you will support the delivery of projects and partnerships focused on the economics of inclusive blue and green economies.

You will be involved in a wide range of activities including fishery subsidies and fiscal reforms, the economics of small-scale fisheries and their value chains, blue bonds and innovative ocean financing, and costs and benefits of ocean conservation and management.

Exploring the creation of a new research and advocacy cluster around the blue economy, you will also focus on the green economy managing terrestrial natural resources. This will include economics of natural capital, green and KPI bonds and innovative financing such as insurance, and the benefits and costs of terrestrial conservation and management.

About You

To be considered as a Researcher, you will need:

  • Strong research experience and skills

  • In-country programme or research experience

  • Evidence of a growing network of contacts in own field

  • Experience of working remotely

  • An understanding of the debates, processes, actors and institutions linked to economics in developing countries

  • Basic awareness of key debates, agendas, actors and institutions in the blue economy and ocean and/or fisheries space

  • Good quantitative survey design and data analysis skills

  • Very good oral and written English communication skills

  • The ability to convey complex messages in a clear, concise and effective manner

  • A keen interest in communications for impact

  • A keen interest in, and ability to, translate research ideas into fundraising concepts, proposals and applications

  • Advanced knowledge of office software, including word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, databases and communications

  • A graduate degree in an economics-related discipline, plus four years’ experience

Other organisations may call this role Economics Researcher, Developing Economies Researcher, Developing Nations Researcher, Economic Researcher, or Research Associate.

IIED is a committed Disability Confident and accredited Living Wage employer, committed to equal opportunities and the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality.

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