IIED is looking for a Principal Researcher, Food and Agriculture

19 sep 2011

The post holder will be developing research, driving internal collaboration and building external partnerships

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

Over the last 30 years, IIED has coordinated a range of activities related to food and agriculture in both arid and humid parts of the developing world and has implemented it in conjunction with a range of southern based partners. Today at IIED, the dynamics of the food and agriculture sector are being explored by looking at how concepts such as food sovereignty as well as market governance affect the sector.

Summary of the role of the Principal Researcher:

The post holder will be responsible for developing a programme of research, driving internal collaboration and building external partnerships in optimising IIED’s international influence for sustainable food and agriculture. This is a senior position and a permanent contract, within the Natural Resources Group in Central London or Edinburgh. The post attracts a salary of £47,052 – £51,849 per annum plus benefits (up to £58,553 available for exceptional candidates).

Applicants will have the ability to conduct research, nurture relationships, integrate ideas, and represent to multiple stakeholders. A post-graduate degree in a relevant discipline e.g. agricultural economics; experience of international policy frameworks, agreements and initiatives affecting food and agriculture and climate change; excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to inspire engagement among diverse partners are key requirements for the post. Please see attached job description for full list of skills and experience required.

Further information and closing date:

Full details, including the background to the post and the job description, can be found on our website https://www.iied.org/general/jobs/principal-researcher. IIED are also advertising in the print edition of The Economist. The closing date for application forms is 4pm Monday 3 October.

International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)

80-86 Gray’s Inn Road



United Kingdom

tel: + 44 (0)20 3463 7399

fax: + 44 (0)20 3514 9055


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