International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an independent think tank that delivers the knowledge to act. Our mission is to promote human development and environmental sustainability. Our big-picture view allows us to address the root causes of some of the greatest challenges facing our planet today—a changing climate, ecological destruction, social exclusion, and unfair laws and economic rules. With offices in Ottawa, Toronto, Winnipeg, and Geneva, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
IISD is looking for a Policy Analyst to join an international team of lawyers, policy advisors, and economists working to change the rules and policies on trade and investment related to climate action.
The overall goal of our work is to ensure that the legal, policy, and institutional frameworks that govern trade, markets, and investment support ambitious action to mitigate climate change and adapt to its impacts.
We conduct applied research and policy analysis and provide high-quality advice to governments regarding the design of trade and investment policy measures that have the objective of mitigating climate change, including, in particular, the issue of border carbon adjustments. In this context, we are looking for someone who can contribute to various strands of our program and, in particular, to a project focused on generating dialogue and research around the opportunities and challenges of border carbon adjustment measures.
IISD offers the opportunity to carry out varied research in cutting-edge, challenging fields in a friendly international environment.
Conduct primary and secondary research on trade and climate change issues, in particular border carbon adjustment mechanisms, and write reports for the program, working with contractors as required.
Keep up to date regarding emerging issues related to the program.
Prepare, present, and communicate high-quality research findings to a variety of audiences.
Assist in communicating the work of the program and its components to a broader audience, including attending events and developing outreach materials, such as blogs and brochures.
Maintain contacts with domestic and international project partners.
Assist with the maintenance of IISD’s institutional presence, including the maintenance of relationships within the government, academia, and nongovernmental and private sectors.
Collaborate with IISD staff, affiliates, partners, and consultants in the design and implementation of projects.
Participating in project missions, arranging elements of the missions as appropriate.
Lead the organization and documentation of webinars, meetings, and public consultations as required.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Skills, Competencies, and Attributes
For more details on what we are looking for in our candidates, please refer to the IISD competencies on our website.
Location: Ottawa, Canada or Geneva, Switzerland. Office based with hybrid options possible.
Candidates must hold an appropriate work authorization for locations where they expect to be based, without any sponsorship from IISD.
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and locations
Employment type: 2 years (December 2022 to December 2024). This position is full-time but may be sized to be part-time if the successful candidate is engaged in complementary study during the period of the contract (e.g., completing a PhD in a related field).
Start date: ASAP
Closing date: 4 November 2022
The candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis until the closing date.
All submissions must be in English. Accommodations for job applicants with disabilities are available on request.
Candidates must hold appropriate work authorization.
Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR.
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Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for 1 year.
IISD has implemented a COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires employees who are required or choose to be at an office or participate in in-person team events or in-person meetings/events to be fully vaccinated. Anyone unable to be fully vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or a disability that prevents them from being fully vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.
IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply for this position. Preference will be given to the equity-deserving groups during the hiring process. We offer reasonable accommodations in our recruitment process and seek applicants' advice on how best to accommodate their needs. Please self-identify and answer our employment equity questionnaire on our applicant tracking system when you apply.