Researcher

Global Canopy

Oxford
From £21,500 pa full time

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

www.globalcanopy.org jobs@globalcanopy.org

Sectors: sustainability, carbon, climate & energy, environmental policy & campaigning

Closing date: Thursday, 2nd May 2019  


This is a unique opportunity to be at the heart of an international team breaking exciting new ground in the pursuit of more transparent and sustainable supply chains. The successful candidate will be an individual with a passion for innovation and teamwork.

The role will sit within the Programmes team at Global Canopy.

Responsibility includes:

  • leading identification, gathering, storage and analysing of data/information which is needed in GC’s work;
  • preparation of research reports and other documents e.g. blogs and briefing notes to communicate the conclusions and insights from analysis;
  • coordinating work between colleagues, consultants and interns around research activities.

You will need to have experience in data collection and excellent analytical and communication skills.

About your role - Responsibilities

Forest 500 

  • Oversee the assessment process of locating and cataloguing company policies and other company-disclosed information relevant to their deforestation commitments 
  • Organise and work with members of the Supply Chain team and external consultants to complete assessments of the Forest 500 powerbrokers on their commitments 
  • Maintain powerbroker profiles on the Forest 500 site.
  • Work with the Data Manager to collate and clean the data from the assessments for analysis and the website 
  • Working with the rest of the team to identify novel insights emerging from the data 
  •  Assist with project research needs as they arise, including data analysis for reports and other communications e.g. blog posts and social media posts

About you – Person specification

Qualifications

  • University degree in environmental studies, policy, law or other related degree, or 2+ years of working on commodity supply chains

Skills

  • Data management and analysis skills
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to non-expert audiences – both in writing and in person.
  • Ability to problem solve and identify opportunities for improvement in existing systems, research approaches and ways of working.
  • Knowledge of relevant IT packages including everyday office suites.
  • Coordinating work within a team.

Experience

  • Experience managing others.
  • Experience in managing large, complex data sets.

How to Apply / Questions

To apply for the position, please send an up-to date CV and covering letter by email to jobs@globalcanopy.org The covering letter should explain your motivation for the role, and how your skills and experience fit the person specification. (Please no more than 2 sides A4) Early applications are advised. We may begin interviewing early depending on the number of suitable candidates. Applications will close at 9am on Wednesday 2nd May.

Interviews are provisionally planned for 9th May 2019. If you have any questions about the position, then please contact Sarah Rogerson by email on s.rogerson@globalcanopy.org or by phone on 01865 724 333

About Forest 500

Forest 500 identifies and ranks the most influential companies and financial institutions in forest risk commodity supply chains as we shift to a deforestation-free economy. By objectively identifying and ranking these 500 powerbrokers on an annual basis, the Forest 500 holds the companies and financial institutions accountable for their actions. The Forest 500 powerbrokers are selected biannually to ensure the most important companies, and investors and lenders are included. In 2018, 350 companies and 150 investors and lenders were assessed.

About Global Canopy

Global Canopy is an innovative environmental organisation that targets the market forces destroying tropical forests. Since 2001, we have been testing new approaches to tackling deforestation, and guiding companies, investors and governments worldwide to think differently about our planet's forests. We employ 30 people from our office in central Oxford, and have other colleagues based around the world. Our work relies on global partnerships to achieve impact by increasing our reach and expertise. Our staff are critical for us to achieve our mission. We value our staff in every way – supporting their wellbeing and success. We are learning organisation –open to new ideas and constantly seeking improvement.


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