Call for Applications: Senior Legal Researcher, Investment Law and Policy with the Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment

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March 24, 2022

Senior Legal Researcher, Investment Law and Policy

CCSI is hiring a Senior Legal or Policy Researcher to work on our Investment Law & Policy portfolio of projects. This position will collaborate with CCSI’s Director and Research Staff to execute the Center’s applied research agenda on the laws, policies, and practices that shape international investment and its alignment with sustainable development and human rights.

Specifically, the Senior Researcher will contribute to CCSI’s ongoing work to better understand how international investment governance affects sustainable development at global, national, and local levels, and how different investment treaty approaches can strengthen alignment between those instruments and broader economic, social, environmental, and governance objectives outlined in the Sustainable Development Goals, human rights law, and climate frameworks. While much of CCSI’s work takes a global focus, certain programs or projects also involve and require expertise in specific regional or national frameworks and laws.

This position also supports CCSI’s technical advisory work with select governments, inter-governmental organizations, and civil society organizations. The incumbent will contribute to ongoing projects, including through project and advisory work, desk research, stakeholder consultations, organizing and facilitating events and trainings, establishing and maintaining strong relationships with collaborators, and helping to develop materials for publications, among other possible activities. Requires a high degree of initiative and independent judgment.

For details on the role and on required qualifications, please see a more detailed description here.

Please apply at this link. Note that the link is for an open-rank position; your cover letter should indicate that you are applying for the position working on investment law and policy and speak to your qualifications from the above criteria. The deadline for applications is May 31, 2022, but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.