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 Senior Policy Advisor to join an international team of lawyers, policy advisors, and economists working to change 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 aimed at mitigating climate change, including, in particular, the issue of border carbon adjustments. In this context, we are looking for someone who can lead a 2-year project focused on generating dialogue and research around the opportunities and challenges of border carbon adjustment measures in the Canadian context.
IISD offers the opportunity to carry out varied research in cutting-edge, challenging fields in a friendly international environment.
strengthening of the Institute’s ability to achieve its mission.
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. 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 location.
Employment type: 50% FTE for 2 years (December 2022 to December 2024).
Start Date: ASAP
Closing date: 11 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 for Canada.
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.