Student Assistant: Supporting the LAMACLIMA Team

Application Deadline: 20 January 2021
Starting date: February 2021
Location: Berlin, Germany – Remote working will be supported due to current circumstances related to Covid-19. You are expected to attend in-person meetings in Berlin when such meetings are possible again. In case of travelling to Berlin for in-person meetings, travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.
Terms: Fixed term contract until 30 June 2021 with possibility of extension depending on performance and funding
Requirements: Student enrolment at a German university with existing student work permit for Germany.

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Job Description

We are currently looking for a student assistant (15hours/week) to support our stakeholder engagement activities in two of our on-going projects:

The ISIpedia project has been running since 2017 and is in its final stage. It aims at co-developing climate-impact indicators with stakeholders (including non-scientists) and integrating their needs into the upcoming simulation protocol of the Inter-Sectoral Impact Model Intercomparison project (ISIMIP) and the design of the ISIpedia online portal, which will present relevant climate-impact information from ISIMIP publications. Furthermore, Climate Analytics is developing visualisations of ISIMIP data for indicators not covered by the ISIpedia portal. In the last phase of the project, the Stakeholder Engagement Team at Climate Analytics needs to organise workshops with stakeholders to familiarize them with the outputs of ISIpedia and get feedback on the presentation of the results on the online portal.

The LAnd MAnagement for CLImate Mitigation and Adaptation (LAMACLIMA) project, kicked off in October 2019. The objective of the LAMACLIMA project 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.

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

  • in the organization of webinars, in-person workshops with stakeholders and project partner meetings,
  • user testing of available tools,
  • the general stakeholder communication and contact management,
  • as well as admin support.
  • Depending on your skills and interest, small content-related tasks such as literature reviews or support with coding (in Python) will be conducted by you.

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 end summer semester 2021 and have a strong interest in climate science, applied climate-impact research, land-use issues and climate policy.
  • You have experience in organizing webinars, workshops or meetings and have strong organizational 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
  • Experience with webinars is an asset
  • Knowledge of Python is an asset

We can offer 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.

Conditions

Application Deadline: 20 January 2021
Starting date: February 2021
Location: Berlin, Germany – Remote working will be supported due to current circumstances related to Covid-19. You are expected to attend in-person meetings in Berlin when such meetings are possible again. In case of travelling to Berlin for in-person meetings, travel and accommodation costs will not be covered.
Terms: Fixed term contract until 30 June 2021 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 20 January. Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.

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