Group Head – Human Settlements, International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)
Contract type: Permanent, full time.
Salary: £62,459 – £72,297 per annum depending on experience, plus benefits.
IIED is looking for a senior research professional to manage and lead its Human Settlements Group. This exciting opportunity would be ideal for someone interested in urbanization issues – including urban poverty, climate change and inclusive and equitable development, and who has a proven track record in leadership and research at a global level.
Working in collaboration with partner organisations and individuals in low- and middle-income countries our Human Settlements Group has been leading the field on urban issues including urban poverty, rural-urban linkages, urbanization and development and climate change adaptation.
The post holder will coordinate the development and implementation of the Human Settlements Group’s strategy into the post-2015 phase. She/he will promote interdisciplinary work within the Group and across Groups, and assist in the international advocacy of the Group and the Institute in line with IIED’s Strategic Plan.
Applicants will have: substantial research experience across a range of countries and a strong record of publications relevant to urban development in low- and middle-income nations; a PhD in a relevant topic is desirable; and strong leadership, staff management and fundraising skills together with the ability to build teams, oversee budgets, and demonstrable experience in advocacy and external relations. Excellent communications and interpersonal skills will also be needed.
If you are interested and would like to find out more please download the recruitment pack on the IIED website http://www.iied.org/group-head-human-settlements
IIED is committed to diversity and equal opportunities. Applications are welcome from all duly qualified candidates who meet the stated criteria.
Closing date: 30 November at 10am
Panel Interviews: 18 December