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Assistant Coordinator

Department: Climate Change Group
Contract type: part-time 21hrs/week, fixed term with possibility of extension subject to funds availability
Salary: Grade 6, starting from £25,372 pro-rata per annum plus benefits
Location: Edinburgh preferably but can be London based if candidate is unable to relocate.

The Climate Change Group at IIED is seeking an Assistant coordinator to provide administrative, logistics, and finance support and production coordination for the Least Developed Countries (LDC) Initiative for Effective Adaptation and Resilience (LIFE-AR) project and general coordination to the team on a fixed-term (9 months) part-time (21hrs/week) basis. This post is particularly suitable for candidates interested in a career path in project management and research support.

The Climate Change Group at IIED, in conjunction with partners, seeks to secure an equitable deal for the poorest communities in developing countries, who are exposed to increasingly severe and unpredictable weather events that can devastate communities, destroy livelihoods and exacerbate poverty. IIED places particular emphasis on capacity strengthening through collaborative action-research with organisations - both government and non-government in the South.

To succeed in this role, you will be fluent in English, with good verbal and written skills. You will have administrative experience including taking minutes, organising meetings and workshops, proofreading documents as well as knowledge and experience of business software. You will be organised, with lots of initiative and enjoy a varied work load with changing priorities. You will have experience of working with geographically dispersed colleagues from diverse cultures and have an understanding of the challenges this involves.

Please see attached job description for further information.

IIED aims to be an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all areas of the community. However, this post does not meet the minimum requirements for work permit employment. We can therefore only accept applications from those who can prove their eligibility to work in the UK.