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 is looking for a Policy Advisor to join an international team of lawyers, policy advisors, and economists working to change domestic and international policy frameworks related to trade and development.
We conduct applied research and policy analysis and provide high-quality advice to governments regarding the design of trade and investment policy measures to support sustainable development. In this context, we are looking for someone who can contribute to various strands of our program, particularly work on supporting developing countries in developing regulations around digital trade and trade-related climate measures.
IISD offers the opportunity to carry out varied research in cutting-edge, challenging fields in a friendly international environment.
Knowledge and Qualifications
Skills, Competencies, and Attributes
Location: Geneva, Switzerland; office-based with hybrid options possible
Salary: CHF 90,000–95,000 annually @ 100% full-time equivalent (based on relevant experience and to be pro-rated)
Type of employment: 60%–80% of full-time-equivalent staff position
Duration: 12 months, with possible extension for up to 36 months
Application deadline: September 22, 2023, by 10 p.m. EST. Recruitment will be on a rolling basis until the position is filled.
Start Date: Immediate opportunity
All submissions must be in English. 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.