IIED is a policy and action research organisation. We promote sustainable development to improve livelihoods and protect the environments on which these livelihoods are built. We 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. We work with them to strengthen their voice in the decision-making arenas that affect them – from village councils to international conventions.

We are a growing organisation, often on the lookout for professional and creative people with a passion for our mission. Check back regularly for updates. You can subscribe to the jobs RSS feed or sign up to receive updates via email.

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Latest positions

London or Edinburgh

Head, global climate law, policy and governance programme

The Climate Change research group at IIED is looking for a head of its global climate law, policy and governance programme to lead the strategic direction and delivery of the programme and provide legal, technical and strategic advice to the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Group in the UN climate negotiations.

Closing date: Midnight on Friday, 31 May 2019

Chair of IIED's board of trustees

Are you passionate about tackling the planet’s most pressing environment and development challenges? IIED is seeking an experienced leader to help us fulfil our mission: to build a fairer, more sustainable world using evidence, action and influence in partnership with others. The chair will join our impressive international board of trustees from June 2020: the first full year of our inspiring new strategy.

Closing date: Friday, 31 May 2019


Every year, we take a limited number of interns who each bring different skills and ideas into the organisation

Working with IIED

More about who are we, what do we do and what we can offer you, including benefits 

Competency framework

We use a model designed to help people be more effective in their role and better support their colleagues