Student Assistant – Climate and Sustainable Finance
Starting date: As soon as possible
Terms: 6 months with prospect of extension
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To apply, send your CV and cover letter with the subject “Student Assistant – Climate and Sustainable Finance” by 31 August to
We are currently seeking a Student Assistant to support and expand our unit working on climate finance/ green finance and transformation. The position includes a wide array of tasks, including quantitative and qualitative analysis of climate policy with a focus on the financial transition towards low-carbon and climate-resilient development. The successful applicant will mainly assist in the relevant work of the IMPACT project and the EU Horizon2020 COP21 RIPPLES project.
• Assist in the climate finance related work under the IMPACT and EU RIPPLES projects
• Contributing to writing reports, briefing papers and blogs on climate and sustainable finance
• Structured literature research and review. Prior knowledge of climate-policy relevant literature is desired.
• Contributing to quantitative and qualitative research assignments and analytical tasks on finance-related climate policy
• Basic administrative support activities (project reporting etc.).
• Enrolled as a student at least until mid 2019
• Academic background in a climate policy related field; good knowledge and background in sustainable finance and/ or climate finance issues desired
• Interest in climate science (social and/or natural sciences)
• Excellent quantitative and qualitative research skills
• Excellent analytical and writing skills
• Motivated and with desire to learn and good communication skills
• Experience with inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding major challenges for current climate mitigation and adaptation policy and implementation
• Excellent English writing and verbal skills, German writing and verbal skills desired
What we offer
• Exciting working environment in an international highly motivated team
• Insights in the UN climate change negotiating process and the Green Climate Fund Board process
• Participation in international and policy-relevant reports and research for two high-level climate research projects
• Possibility to write Master’s thesis in collaboration with Climate Analytics (if relevant)