Reporting to the Head of Section, the Research Officers will support the Advisers in the Oceans and Natural Resources (ONR) Section with the preparation of materials for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) [scheduled to take place in Kigali, Rwanda, in June 2021] and UNFCCC COP-26 (scheduled to take place in Glasgow, UK, in November 2021).
Other responsibilities entailed in this role include (but are not limited to):
- Researching and producing short briefing papers on selected topics, including designing, conducting and analysing research tools, such as interviews and/or surveys, as required;
- Assisting ONR Advisers in the finalisation of research papers for publication and with technical presentations; as well as quality control, including proof reading and editing paper presentations, reports and publications;
- Conducting desk research and data analysis for longer and more in-depth pieces of work on selected issues for CHOGM and linked ONR activities;
- Supporting ONR Advisers in maintaining up-to date information for CHOGM and COP-26 preparations with stakeholders.
To be considered you must have a post-graduate degree in ocean governance, environmental management, marine sciences, sustainable energy, natural resource economics/public policy or a related discipline. Candidates must have at least three years’ relevant work experience in an international development context, and those with a track record of academic, policy and/or ‘thought leadership’ publications will have an added advantage.
The Commonwealth is a voluntary association of 54 member governments and provides guidance on policy making, technical assistance and advisory services to Commonwealth member countries. We support governments to help achieve sustainable, inclusive and equitable development.
To join us, you must be a citizen of a Commonwealth country and have the right to live and work in the UK.
Please apply by submitting a CV and cover letter. Covering letters should be structured to address the key criteria required in the person specification, giving clear examples.
Closing date: 15 April 2020, 1700hrs GMT