Group Manager Human Settlements Research Group (IIED)
IIED is a policy and action research organisation. They promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built. They specialise in linking local priorities to global challenges. IIED is based in London and works in Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and the Pacific, with some of the world’s most vulnerable people. They work with them to strengthen their voice in the decision-making aren as that affect them —from village councils to international conventions.
The role is based in the Human Settlements Group at IIED, which has worked on urban environmental and poverty issues since the 1970s. The group aims to support more equitable and sustainable development in urban centres in low-and middle-income countries. Their poverty focus is vital and informs everything we do because people on very low incomes, living in slums or squatter settlements, are the most vulnerable to environmental challenges. Their work has always been developed with partners, ensuring that it is rooted in the concerns of urban residents and practitioners, while contributing significantly to global research and policy debates.
Main responsibilities of the Group Manager
This is a critical role to ensure the effective operation of one of IIED’s four Research Groups. Working closely with research and coordination colleagues, the post holder will support the development and implementation of strategic goals, manage staff and consultants, and facilitate the effective functioning of the Group. The role of Group Manager at HSG is astrategic and evolving management role. While there will be a strong focus onresearchproject management at the start, we expect that as the group continues to grow, the Group manager position will evolve into a key leadership and management role, focusing on coordinating and growing the group.
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Deadline for application: 31st July 2019