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Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor


International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED)


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Outside of UK, UK    London, UK    Edinburgh, UK    

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Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK    London, London, UK    Outside of UK    

Application Deadline

May 30, 2024

The Organisation
The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) is a policy and action research organisation promoting sustainable development and linking local priorities to global challenges. We are based in London and work on five continents with some of the world’s most vulnerable people to strengthen their voices in the decision-making arenas that affect them. With more than 150 members of staff working with associates and partners around the world, IIED has been at the forefront of evidence-based policymaking in sustainable development for over 50 years.

The LDC Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR) is an LDC (Least Developed Countries) led and owned initiative with the objective of developing long-term climate adaptation delivery mechanisms that enable investment behind local priorities, strengthening national institutions, domestic systems and capabilities, and influencing the climate finance architecture to improve LDCs ability to access climate finance for transformational adaptation. IIED is currently acting as the ‘interim’ Secretariat for LIFE-AR.

We are currently seeking a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor to join our team as part of the LIFE-AR initiative on a full-time basis, on a two-year fixed-term contract.

The Benefits
– Salary of £54,438 – £67,692 per annum (pro rata) with annual cost-of-living-awards and incremental increases
– 25 days’ annual leave per year, increasing with service (pro rata)
– Closure between Christmas and new year with additional paid holiday
– 7.5% employer’s pension contributions (applicable to those based in the UK only)
– An employee protection scheme offering a flexible menu of benefits
– An interest-free season-ticket loan
– A cycle-to-work scheme offering tax savings on the cost of purchasing a bike for travel to and from work
– An employee assistance programme
– Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption policies
– Enhanced sick pay entitlements, increasing with length of service
– Flexible working options
– Support for learning and development
– Compassionate leave up to ten days per annum
– Dependents leave
– Eye tests and glasses
– Therapy treatment

The salary range advertised in GBP is applicable in the UK only, and the salary offer and benefits in another country would depend on the local terms and conditions. We only use the UK salary structure to determine starting salaries, but it will not apply to salaries outside the UK thereafter.

If you’re a gender equality and social inclusion specialist with experience of working with LDCs across different geographies and across multiple projects, with working knowledge of French, this is a great opportunity to join our growing team and help us make the world a better place.

Not only will you be assisting us in promoting gender equality and social inclusion across LDCs and influencing global practice, but you will also discover a brilliant array of benefits, ranging from professional development opportunities to healthcare perks!

The Role
As a Gender Equality and Social Inclusion Advisor, you will offer technical support and guidance to support gender equality and social inclusion (GESI) within the LIFE-AR initiative.

Supporting the LIFE-AR secretariat and member countries, as well as the LDC platform, you will ensure GESI protocols are established across the initiative to guide implementation. This will include platform level GESI plans, review of strategic documents and supporting LIFE-AR governance structures.

You will lead the co-ordination of the GESI working group (WG) and develop a comprehensive strategy to effectively embed GESI considerations across LIFE-AR countries.

In collaboration with the Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning (MEL) Manager, you will review the LIFE-AR theory of change and results framework and identify entry points for ensuring MEL processes and results capture gender and social inclusion outcomes.

About you:

– Practical work experience in gender equality and social inclusion issues
– Knowledge of current debates on gender and climate change adaptation
– A degree in relevant subject OR suitable experience

Apply online or via email