Senior Researcher (Legal Tools, Natural Resources Group)

International Institute for Environment and Development
London or Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Department: Natural Resources research group

Contract type: Permanent

Salary: £42,924 - £53,374 per annum depending on experience, plus benefits

Location: London or Edinburgh

Closing date: 12pm on Monday, 6 February 2017

The purpose of this 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 recruitment pack for further information, and the IIED competency framework by following the link on the main jobs page.

How to apply: 

To apply, please follow these steps:

  • Read the job description and complete all sections of the application form, giving particular attention to the supporting statement
  • Email your completed application to
  • Quote the position name that you are applying for in the subject line of your message, e.g. Senior researcher (legal tools)

CVs will not be accepted. All relevant information must be included in the application form.

Closing date: 12pm on Monday, 6 February 2017

Interviews: Tuesday, 28 February 2017 in Edinburgh

IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. 

Application documents: 

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