Climate Policy Analyst(s)

Start date: As soon as possible. Full time – 40 hours per week (part time possible).

Location: Cologne (preferred) or Berlin, Germany

Deadline: 31 March 2023

The position

NewClimate Institute seeks one or more climate policy analyst(s) in Cologne (preferred) or Berlin, to strengthen the team across our diverse areas of work. Depending on your individual skill set and interest, your work would focus on one or more of the following topics: tracking climate action, climate and development or climate finance and corporate action. Possible project areas may include the development of tools and approaches for analysing policies and sector decarbonisation trends, assessing countries’ climate change mitigation actions (e.g. Climate Action Tracker) and contributions from non-state actors, as well as supporting policy development, capacity building and engagement in partner countries in the context of the international climate and sustainable development goals. Desirable expertise, but not prerequisites, include experience with German climate policy or data processing and programming.

The position includes, among other tasks, quantitative and qualitative analysis, the contribution to research reports, desk analysis on climate change mitigation related topics, and the organisation of and participation in workshops and conferences.

The position comes with an attractive package of salary and additional benefits such as, for example, support for a private pension scheme, 30 days paid holiday, and a working space in our centrally located offices. The German benefits scheme includes health insurance and other elements of social security.

Candidate profile

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

We are looking for somebody who is:

  • Motivated to work for a forward thinking, evolving, non-profit organisation in a dynamic, impact-oriented team-work atmosphere
  • Interested to be part of a multi-disciplinary, international team
  • Self-sufficient, independent and eager to learn
  • Flexible and interested to travel within Germany and internationally

Requirements are:

  • Master level university degree or equivalent in a related field (e.g. environmental sciences, physics, engineering, economics or political sciences)
  • Understanding of the climate policy landscape, both at a country specific and international level
  • Knowledge of mitigation options in individual sectors (e.g. energy systems, buildings, transport, industry, forestry, agriculture) is an advantage
  • Excellent report writing, communication and presentation skills; ability to express ideas succinctly both verbally and in writing
  • Full proficiency in English; German or other languages a plus
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook etc.)

NewClimate Institute draws strength from its diverse team. We welcome applications regardless of a candidate’s ethnic and social origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, care responsibilities or age. We particularly encourage applicants from the Global South.

NewClimate Institute

NewClimate Institute supports climate action research and implementation around the world, focused on climate change mitigation. We are a dynamic and diverse team of researchers and policy advisors with extensive experience in supporting international climate negotiations and associated national and international decision-making processes. Through our policy-oriented research and capacity building we help policy makers, regulatory bodies, development finance institutions, investors, international organisations, NGOs and other actors to develop and implement solutions to the global climate change challenge. NewClimate Institute’s key motivating values are to maximise impact, in a creative and fun working environment with a positive team spirit built on openness, trust, and inclusiveness.

Application procedure

If you are interested, we look forward to receiving your CV along with a short cover letter and university transcripts, to @email. Please include the reference number “R-2302” in the email subject and make sure to send all relevant information and files in a single pdf-document with a maximum size of 10 MB.

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