Student Assistant – Supporting the LAMACLIMA and PROVIDE Teams

Application Deadline: 24 June 2022
Starting date: July 2022
Location: Berlin, Germany – Remote working will be supported due to current circumstances related to Covid-19. You are expected to attend some in-person meetings in Berlin when such meetings are possible again. In case of traveling to Berlin for in-person meetings, travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.
Terms: Fixed term contract until 30 September 2023 with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
Requirements: Student enrolment at a German university with existing student work permit for Germany.

Job description

We are currently looking for a student assistant (16 hours/week) to support our stakeholder engagement activities in two of our on-going projects:

The PROVIDE (Paris Agreement overshooting reversibility, climate impacts and adaptation needs) project has been running since September 2021. PROVIDE is working to build an interactive web tool that displays the impacts of exceeding a Global Mean Temperature of 1.5°C on human activities and industries. Built for everyday users and adaptation practitioners alike, the PROVIDE Climate Services Dashboard bases on modeling results for a variety of spatial scales and resolutions, allowing climate impacts to be explored under different global warming scenarios. The goal of the project is to allow risk thresholds to be the starting point for adaptation planning. More information can be found on the project page and on the Climate Analytics website in regards to the tasks of Climate Analytics.

The LAnd MAnagement for CLImate Mitigation and Adaptation (LAMACLIMA) project was kicked off in October 2019. Its objective is to advance the scientific and public understanding of the coupled effects between changes in Land Cover and Land Management, climate and the economy, and to elaborate sustainable land-based adaptation and mitigation measures. Among others, Climate Analytics is in charge of gathering input and feedback from stakeholders (NGOs, industry, public institutions, etc.) as well as co-developing, together with them, alternative future land-use scenarios helping achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Agreement. You can find more information on the Climate Analytics website.

Your responsibilities

You will support the Climate Analytics Stakeholder Engagement Team for both projects

  • in organising webinars, in-person workshops with stakeholders and project partner meetings,
  • in mapping and contacting of stakeholders,
  • in conducting user testing sessions for webtools in development,
    generally in managing communication with stakeholders and other contacts,
  • in helping with administrative tasks,
  • depending on your skills and interest, in contributing to small content-related tasks such as literature reviews or coding (in Python).
  • The position provides first-hand insights into state-of-the-art climate and climate impact science and its relevance for land-use and climate policies, among others.

Your profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • You are enrolled as a student at least until the end of summer semester 2023 (September 2023) and have a strong interest in climate science in general and at least one of the following topics: applied climate-impact research, land-use issues, temperature overshoot, climate adaptation and climate policy.
  • You have experience in organising webinars, workshops or meetings and have strong organisational skills.
  • Our working language is English. Therefore, fluency in English is necessary. French and German skills are an asset, but not required.
  • You have strong writing and communication skills.
  • You are a Team player with intercultural skills who is also able to work independently and take initiatives
  • Knowledge of Python is an asset

We offer

  • A job with purpose. With us you will work in a team of engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change.
  • A positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team. as well as insights into the work that Climate Analytics does on climate mitigation and adaptation.
  • Our Berlin office is located near Moritzplatz in the heart of the lively Kreuzberg, surrounded by a dynamic startup scene. Currently most of our staff are working from home due to covid-19 restrictions.
  • We will refund your semester ticket.

Conditions

Application Deadline: 24 June 2022
Starting date: July 2022
Location: Berlin, Germany – Remote working will be supported due to current circumstances related to Covid-19. You are expected to attend some in-person meetings in Berlin when such meetings are possible again. In case of traveling to Berlin for in-person meetings, travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.
Terms: Fixed term contract until 30 September 2023 with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
Requirements: Student enrolment at a German university with existing student work permit for Germany.

Please apply with your CV and cover letter in PDF format by 24 June. Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

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