Temporary position for half a year due to maternity leave – with opportunities for extension based in Berlin

Starting Date: February 2017
*Location:*Berlin, Germany
Terms: Fixed term maternity cover contract (1/2 year) with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding


For further information send your questions via email to .

To apply, send your CV and covering letter in German or English with the subject “*Economist” by email to by 9 January 2017. Interviews can be expected to take place in January.

We are looking for a French and English-speaking economist to join our Economics Team to engage in projects on climate change economic impacts, adaptation/disaster risk management, and development economics, in partnership with international organisations and national governments.

Key Responsibilities

  • Collecting, and analysing data and policy documents, drafting structured literature research and review;
  • Contributing to writing of research articles and reports in French and English;
  • Contributing to develop relevant statistical, econometric methodologies;
  • Assisting the team in fundraising, writing applications for projects;
  • Assisting the team in the monitoring and evaluation of on-going projects;
  • Assisting team leader in managing the team, projects and partners relations;
  • Traveling as needed.

Your Profile

  • Master’s degree (obtained) in economics (development, environmental), and preferably with knowledge of climate change issues;
  • At least four years experience in developing countries, preferably working with government institutions and international organisations, especially in Africa;
  • Demonstrated interest in climate change, adaptation and disaster risk reduction (required). Prior knowledge and experience with climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction literature is an advantage;
  • High proficiency in spoken and written English and French (required);
  • Ability to work independently, readiness to travel, very good communication skills in both French and English;
  • Motivated, hard-working, solution-oriented, flexible with high level of professional integrity;
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel and Power Point);
  • Knowledge in R programming.

What we offer

  • Exciting working environment in a culturally diverse, highly motivated team;
  • Participation in high-level international reports and research;
  • Exposure to advanced discussions on climate science, economics and policy;
  • Competitive rate of compensation.