Research Analyst – Climate Finance and Knowledge Management

Starting date: as soon as possible
Location: Berlin
Terms: 6 month fixed term contract with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
Application deadline: 16 March 2018

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We are currently seeking a Research Analyst – Climate Finance and Knowledge Management to support and expand our work on ‘enhancing access to international climate finance’ under the IMPACT project. This project is a cross-cutting, multi-faceted project that aims to strengthen the connections between the scientific assessments of climate impacts, vulnerability and adaptation to help enable access to finance and help Small Island Developing States (SIDS) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs) implement concrete projects. The project works in three geographical areas: Caribbean SIDS, Pacific SIDS and West Africa.

Key responsibilities

  • Perform qualitative analysis of funding criteria of multilateral climate funds and technical assessments of funding proposals
  • Design, compile and manage the development of guidance tools and database for SIDS and LDCs on emerging trends and case studies on how to respond to climate investment criteria
  • Liaise with and assist other actors in the IMPACT project team and external stakeholders, in particular IMPACT regional scientists and implementation partners in the co-development of analytical approaches and related knowledge management strategies and tools.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with scientists and adaptation experts focusing on the use of findings of climate impact and vulnerability assessments, appraisal of adaptation options and different costing/prioritisation methodologies as they relate to proposal development.

Your Profile

  • A graduate degree in environment or climate-related studies, such as environmental management, climate science, social science, economics or a related field;
  • Interest, understanding and awareness of knowledge management tools and strategies, collaborative online knowledge exchange and learning platforms;
  • Minimum of three years of working experience in proposal and project development in the field of climate change adaptation, ideally for submission to multilateral climate funds;
  • Experience with inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding and addressing regional and national challenges to climate change mitigation and adaptation in SIDS and LDCs
  • Ability to be highly organized, detail-oriented, and self-motivated;
  • A well developed sense for team work and ability to interact with a diverse array of people;
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills and French writing and verbal skills as an advantage; basic German skills are welcome, but not required.