International Institute for Sustainable Development is hiring a
The International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) is an award-winning independent think tank working to accelerate solutions for a stable climate, sustainable resource management, and fair economies. Our work inspires better decisions and sparks meaningful action to help people and the planet thrive. We shine a light on what can be achieved when governments, businesses, non-profits, and communities come together. IISD’s staff of more than 200 experts come from across the globe and from many disciplines. With offices in Winnipeg, Geneva, Ottawa, and Toronto, our work affects lives in nearly 100 countries.
IISD’s Economic Law and Policy (ELP) Program is devoted to supporting the elaboration and improvement of economic governance frameworks and tools that support the achievement of sustainable development objectives. ELP does so by developing research outputs, providing training and capacity support to relevant stakeholder groups, organizing conferences and dialogues, and various other approaches. Increasingly, our work involves a dedicated virtual component, both in terms of the events we deliver and the communications and outreach efforts we undertake. Our team includes lawyers, economists, policy analysts, and journalists, among others, who are located across various countries and world regions. The program encompasses several workstreams, including investment law and policy; international trade; agriculture; sustainability standards; sustainable finance, procurement, and infrastructure; and mining.
The Policy Advisor – Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning (MEL) will lead the development and implementation of the overall MEL framework for flagship projects of the Nature-Based Infrastructure Global Resource Centre (NBI Centre) and consolidate learning on how best to design and implement NBI that is nature positive, climate resilient, and gender responsive. The NBI Centre aims to support governments and partners in capturing, assessing, reporting, and communicating the value of investing in NBI by providing customized valuations, financial strategies, technical assistance, and training.
The successful candidate will lead the design and implementation of the MEL framework for NBI flagship projects, including planning, coordinating, and implementing activities for data collection, analysis, reporting, and learning. The candidate will support implementation partners in the Global South, with a specific focus on sub-Saharan Africa, by providing training and technical support on the design and implementation of MEL systems. This will involve strengthening the capacity of partners to develop and implement site-specific MEL through the development of tools and processes to collect, analyze, and manage data and evidence on the project indicators for the purpose of reporting and communicating at both the outcome and impact levels (including annual household surveys, key informant interviews, rolling profiles, and focus group discussions). The successful candidate will be part of a multidisciplinary team, working closely with IISD staff, affiliates, consultants, and partners.
The successful candidate should understand the broader policy conversation and efforts about NBI, climate adaptation, biodiversity conservation, and the Sustainable Development Goals.
The successful candidate’s key areas of responsibility will include but not be limited to:
Project MEL Coordination and Implementation
Research and Issues Tracking
Engagement and Networking
Communications and Outreach
Please note that the ELP team works across multiple time zones. We are looking for someone with a “can-do” work attitude who can work autonomously while proactively engaging with other team members, particularly those working in a remote and/or hybrid work environment.
Knowledge and Experience (Essential)
Behavioural Competencies (Essential)
Location: Portugal remote
**Candidates must have the authorization to work in Portugal during the time of their employment with IISD. IISD is not able to sponsor work permits.**
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and location
Duration: 24-26 months (until December 2025)
Application deadline: October 1, 2023, by 10 p.m. EST.
Start Date: immediate opportunity
Applications will only be accepted through Bamboo HR. Please include the following:
Only those candidates we wish to interview will be contacted. Resumes will be kept on file for one year.
IISD has implemented a COVID-19 Vaccination Policy that requires employees who are required or choose to be at an office or participate in in-person team events or in-person meetings/events to be fully vaccinated. Anyone unable to be fully vaccinated, either because of a sincerely held religious belief or a medical condition or disability that prevents them from being fully vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.
IISD is committed to fostering a more equitable and sustainable world and welcomes candidates who uphold our values of diversity, equity, and inclusion. In addition, to correct the conditions of social injustice and disadvantage in employment around the world, we encourage candidates from historically marginalized groups, including women, Indigenous Peoples, people with disabilities, people from different racial and ethnic backgrounds, and those who identify themselves as 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply for this position. Preference will be given to the equity-deserving groups during the hiring process. We offer reasonable accommodations in our recruitment process and seek applicants’ advice on how best to accommodate their needs. Please self-identify and answer our employment equity questionnaire on our applicant tracking system when you apply.
IISD does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, caste, ethnicity, religion, colour, disability, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, or any other legally protected status.