Global Governance Researcher - Contract

Climate 2025
  • Location
    Sheffield, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Apply by
  • Posted
    Feb 04

Position description

Climate 2025 supports emerging movements working for urgent systemic change in response to the climate & ecological emergency.

We accept the science & data: for humanity's best chance we must use the next five years to halt climate breakdown & restore ecological balance. 

We’re delivering accelerated action through:

  • Movement building
  • Campaign support
  • Fiscal Hosting
  • Access to funds
  • Partnership development


We've seen demand for our support rapidly exceed our team capacity and we are excited to bring on an individual interested in researching global governance.

About the Global Governance Researcher

We have an opportunity to fill a brand-new role within Climate 2025 - a researcher focusing on current and envisioned global governance models, campaigns and pilots to further the work of new movements engaging with global governance.

This will be an exceptional opportunity for a gifted and driven individual to engage with the most up-to-date theories and activities around global governance and explore their potential for implementation. . 

We are looking for someone who is passionate about urgent systemic change and global governance that would enjoy exploring think tank, NGO, academic, governmental and social movement content.

This will be a remote position, with video conferencing. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • This will be a wide-ranging role, working closely with the Lead Consultants and with our movements to establish research priorities, develop briefs and prepare research plans. 
  • You will take a lead role in developing research methodology and information management. 
  • You will build a detailed understanding of the activities and strategic objectives of Climate 2025 and the movements we support to inform research priorities. 
  • You will identify relevant actors: think tanks, NGOs, academics, research bodies, that are working in the global governance space and explore their publications, identifying key approaches and processes in governance model design and implementation. 
  • You will work alongside researchers from across the world to produce and develop reports for use by Climate 2025 and its clients. 
  • You will work towards a portfolio of knowledge that balances global cultural, social and political perspectives.

Main duties 

  • Researching relevant actors to identify best practice globally
  • Exploring publications to identify: approaches, objectives and timelines 
  • Identifying theories of change explicit or implicit in activities and analysing against research brief
  • Preparing reports for Climate 2025, clients and for publication
  • Mapping actors identified against set criteria

At Climate 2025 we ensure all employees and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for employment and advancement in all of our teams, programs, and worksites. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard. 

We strongly encourage applications from youth groups, people of colour, indigenous peoples, those displaced or most effected by climate breakdown and/or people of female, trans or non-binary association.  We realise that these groups continue to be underrepresented and we don’t want to perpetuate injustice. 

Application instructions

To apply please send a CV and introductory email to with Global Governance Researcher in the message header. 

Applications by February 11th 2021.

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