Consultant, Chatham House, Royal Institute of International Affairs
Chatham House, The Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading policy institute based in London. Our mission is to build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world.
Chatham House is embarking on new phases of two programmes of work, focused on Forest Governance and the Circular Economy respectively, starting this April. Our work on the Circular Economy, will focus on switching to circular value chains, by engaging with first and second tier suppliers in the textiles and plastics industries. This work is part of an EU consortium, where Chatham House’s role will involve mapping and analysing the policy and regulatory environments that offer opportunities and barriers to change. Our work on Forest Governance, is aimed at informing the next 10 years of UK government funding via the Forest Governance Markets and Climate mechanism. The programme of work will focus on three tropical forest countries – Brazil, Indonesia and the DRC – building on decades of Chatham House work estimating levels of illegality in the timber trade.
We are recruiting a Consultant who will support country partners in research and convening around key topics such as the impacts of market-based approaches, land-use and livelihoods in the forest sector. The consultant will deliver the following:
Managing communication between the Forest Governance team and project partners in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Brazil, including drafting and reviewing partner agreements, managing payments, following up on deliverables and providing other administrative support. Communication with partners in DRC and Brazil will utilise French, English and Portuguese.
Providing research support to the Forest Governance team in French and English, on the impacts of market-based approaches aimed at promoting the legal timber trade on forests, land-use and livelihoods, and approaches that could improve future international cooperation.
Providing research support for the design and implementation of research events, including country workshops, and an international workshop focused on forests & COP26, for the Forest Governance project.
Overseeing the drafting, editing and publication process for articles to be published on the Forest Governance microsite by country partners, and contributing to the writing of articles where needed.
Providing research support for the mapping and analysis of existing economic, business and environment policy and regulatory frameworks in project target countries, including within textiles and garments and/or plastics and plastics packaging value chains, for the MAVA/UNIDO projects.
May-September 2021: Mapping and analysis of policies within the textiles and garments and/or plastics and plastics packaging value chains for the UNIDO project.
May 2021-April 2022: Mapping and analysis of economic, business and environment policy and regulatory frameworks in project target countries for the MAVA project.
April 2021-April 2022: Managing country partner communication, providing research support including the publication of website articles for the Forest Governance project, and supporting the planning and convening of international events.