Junior Expert (m/f/d)


Berlin, Germany 🇩🇪

Brussels, Belgium 🇧🇪

in EU Water Facility (part-time Berlin or Brussels based)
adelphi Consult

adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 320 strategists, thought leaders and practitioners working at the local and global levels to find solutions to the most urgent political, economic and social challenges of our time. As a policy consultancy, we support a just transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable, liveable societies. Our work is grounded in transdisciplinary research, evidence-based consulting and stakeholder dialogues. With these tools we shape policy agendas, facilitate political communication, inform policy processes and support decision-makers.

Reconciling economic growth with climate protection and resource efficiency requires access to affordable and appropriate financing solutions. In many countries, however, markets and frameworks for green financial products and sustainable investments are underdeveloped. adelphi supports clients from politics, business and the financial sector in designing and implementing green financing instruments, both in Europe and in developing and emerging economies.


Job summary

We are looking for a junior-level expert to support our team in the EU Water Facility, which is a multi annual EU-funded project providing support to the EU Directorate-General for International Partnership (DG INTPA). The EU has commissioned the organisation adelphi (www.adelphi.de) to manage the Facility and provide technical and policy support, expertise and knowledge to the DG and EU Delegations around the globe. You will be part of a pool of experts working under the coordination of the Team Leader of the Water Facility. The Water Facility office is based in Brussels Belgium, close to the offices of the European Commission and the European Parliament.

Diversity is important to us. For a sustainable future, we need a diversity of experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

Your tasks

  • Analysis: You will support the Facility Team Leader and/or Facility Experts in contributing to evaluations and technical assistance on programme and project design and development for the Commission, applying skills to a wide range of water sector activities and components
  • Reporting: You will contribute to preparing data, drafting analyses texts and reports for analysis and dissemination of information.
  • Conception: You will contribute to the conception and organisation of networking activities and trainings, meetings, conferences, and workshops.

Your qualifications

  • A Master’s degree in hydrology, environmental engineering, natural resource management, geography, environmental economics or environmental management with a focus on water
  • Training in international development cooperation and in water or water-related issues a plus
  • Knowledge of the SDGs and international development policy processes (e.g. Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development) essential
  • Three years of prior professional work experience is mandatory for this position
  • Very good English language skills for speaking, reading and writing, with a sound working knowledge (spoken, reading and writing) in French and/or Spanish and solid experience with MS Office applications
  • Desired experience Previous experience with project management and/or part of a project management team, especially projects in a development context.

We offer…

  • adelphi Impact:
    You advance social-ecological transformation with impactful projects.
  • adelphi Fit:
    Free or discounted membership in the Urban Sports Club with more than 50 sports throughout Germany and in five European countries.
  • adelphi Mobile:
    Subsidized BVG company ticket including free transportation for passengers and/ or our job bike leasing for your personal bike of choice. Whether for your way to work or for your free time.
  • adelphi Spirit:
    An international and interdisciplinary team with a lot of passionate commitment for a future worth living. Not only spinning ideas together at work, but also celebrating together at various adelphi events.
  • adelphi DNA:
    dynamic green new-work environment with flexible working hours for your personal work-life balance as well as IT equipment for your home office.
  • adelphi Care:
    Individual development through numerous internal and external trainings as well as our buddy program, mentoring and knowledge exchanges.

Your application

We therefore welcome all applications – regardless of gender, disability, nationality or ethnic and social origin. Recognised severely disabled persons or persons of equal status will be given preferential consideration in the case of equal suitability.

Send us your complete documents as soon as possible (including curriculum vitae, copies of certificates, salary expectations and information on your availability). Please use only the way via our online application





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