Position: Junior Climate Policy Analyst (R-1606).

Period: Starting as soon as a suitable candidate is found. Full time – 40 hours per week.

Location: Berlin or Cologne

Application deadline: 30 September 2016

NewClimate Institute

NewClimate Institute is a think tank which started operations in November 2014. We are a team of researchers and policy advisors with long experience in supporting the international climate negotiations and associated national and international processes. Through our policy oriented research and capacity building we help international organisations, national governments, NGOs and other actors to find and implement solutions to the global climate change challenge.

The position

NewClimate Institute seeks a junior researcher in Berlin or Cologne, to strengthen the team primarily in the area of tracking climate action. Your work would focus on policy analysis and tracking of climate action of, among others, governments and non-state actors. Possible project areas may include the analysis of Nationally Determined Contributions (e.g. Climate Action Tracker), co-benefit analysis and analysis of contributions and efforts from non-state actors. The position includes, amongst other responsibilities, the quantitative and qualitative analysis of existing climate policies, the contribution to research reports, the organisation of and participation in workshops and conferences and desk analysis on climate mitigation related topics.

Candidate profile

You should be highly motivated with a strong interest in the field of climate change policy and sustainable development.

We are looking for somebody who is:

  • Motivated to work in a small, evolving institute and be part of a multi-disciplinary, international team
  • Keen to work in an international atmosphere with partners from around the globe
  • Self-sufficient, independent and eager to learn
  • Thorough, solution seeking and scientific in her/his way of working
  • Flexible and interested to travel within Germany and internationally

Requirements are:

  • Masters degree or equivalent in a related field (e.g. environmental sciences, physics, engineering or economics)
  • Good knowledge of energy systems and/ or other mitigation relevant sectors
  • Experience with energy system analysis including for example bottom-up modelling or similar (spreadsheet based) modelling
  • Proficient knowledge of quantitative data handling and analysis
  • Languages: Fluency in English (speaking and writing) is required. German proficiency is a strong advantage. Proficiency in other languages is also an advantage.
  • Excellent skills in the compilation, review and critical analysis of diverse literature sources
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)
  • Eligible for a work permit for Germany

Application procedure

If you are interested and fit the described profile, we look forward to receiving your CV along with a short cover letter to recruitment@newclimate.org.