Student/Research Assistant (Climate Diplomacy Team)

Climate Analytics

Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago 🇹🇹


Our Caribbean Office based in Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Our Port of Spain office, Climate Analytics Caribbean, supports Governments in the Caribbean region to translate negotiated outcomes from the UNFCCC into domestic laws, policies and governance arrangements. This office also supports the work of regional organisations and civil society involved in climate change through the provision of capacity building and technical assistance to further advance climate science, climate policy research and analysis and concrete action on climate change.
With the support of the Open Society Foundation, Climate Analytics Caribbean is a member of the regional climate justice hub of civil society organisations that have come together to advance the work and understanding of climate justice in the Caribbean. The Caribbean office is also involved in a multiyear climate governance initiative for the Caribbean through which it will support Grenada, St Lucia, Dominica and Trinidad and Tobago.

Job Description

We are currently seeking a student assistant for our international and diverse Climate Policy Team. The position is based in Trinidad and Tobago but working remotely (in a similar time zone) is also possible. In this role you will be supporting the project implementation of the Climate Governance Initiative for the Caribbean (Open Society Foundations) at Climate Analytics Caribbean through conducting preliminary research and making recommendations for report preparation as well as project activities.

Your Responsibilities

  • Conduct research focused on climate change legislation, models and renewable energy as well as climate justice and equity and other areas as required
  • Identify key issues to be taken into account for the preparation of climate legislation
  • Contribute to the reports published in the framework of the project by preparing preliminary drafts of reports
  • Assist with the organisation of project activities e.g. webinars and workshops
  • Support in organizing meetings and notes taking

Your Profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:
• Advanced level degree in law, international relations, environmental economics, renewable energy or a related field
• Good understanding of climate change in small island developing states (SIDS) context
• Ability to understand and summarize complicated legal texts in English
• Proven competence and keen interest in conducting research
• Good organizational skills, especially the ability to schedule meetings using doodle and other tools, sending calendar invites, and taking notes during meetings.
• Our working language is English, therefore excellent English writing and verbal skills are necessary.

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 certain level of flexibility in terms of working time if mentioned in advance and approved by the supervisor.
  • An exciting working environment in an international team, and opportunity to engage relevant, key regional and national stakeholders.
  • Insights in the international and regional project development and work.
  • Insights into regional scientific and technical assessments and capacity building processes.
  • Competitive wage.


Application Deadline: 20 February 2022
Starting date: As soon as possible
Location: Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago / remote (in a similar time zone) possible
Terms: 6 months contract with 20 hours per week, with the perspective of extension based on performance and funding.

For further information send your questions via email to [email protected].

Please, apply with your CV and cover letter explaining how you fulfil the above-mentioned selection criteria.

All documents should be uploaded in PDF format exclusively using the application form by 20 February 2022.

Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.