Researcher non-state and subnational climate action

German Development Institute (DIE)

Bonn, , DE

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) is one of the leading research institutes on development policy. Through excellent research, policy advice and training, the Institute contributes to finding solutions to global challenges.

The Research Programme “Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability” is looking for a full time

Researcher non-state and subnational climate action  (f/m/diverse)
Salary from € 50.000 p.a. up to € 74.000 p.a.
(German public sector tariff, TVöD Bund 13)
Position No. 2020-C-01

The appointment shall start as soon as possible and is currently limited until 31 August 2021.

The Klimalog Project’s work package on non-state and subnational (‘transnational’) climate action investigates the role of non-state and local stakeholders in climate governance, such as businesses, investors, civil society organizations, cities and regions, and (particularly) networks that include these actors. Within this work package, DIE has built up world leading expertise, conducting database analysis, case-based studies, as well as facilitating science-policy interfaces on opportunities to attain synergies between state and non-state efforts.

The successful candidate will:

  • collaborate with, and be an active member of, the Klimalog team and DIE’s Environmental Governance and Transformation to Sustainability Programme;
  • collect and analyze data on transnational climate initiatives, e.g. by applying regression models;
  • pursue joint publications;
  • conduct research-based knowledge transfer, in cooperation with the Galvanizing the Groundswell of Climate Actions, and the Climate Action Measurement, Data-collection and Analysis (CAMDA) networks.

Your qualifications:

  • a relevant academic record, including a completed MA/MSc degree with excellent grades, or equivalent, in a relevant discipline (e.g. economics, political science, environmental studies, geography or social science);
  • research experience, including excellent quantitative methodological skills and ideally relevant modeling experience;
  • data management (e.g. in excel), and Microsoft programmes; proficiency in statistical programming (e.g. in R, or Stata) is advantageous.
  • English-language proficiency, German-language skills are advantageous;
  • willingness and ability to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate (“Tropentauglichkeit”).

We offer:

  • flexible working hours with a weekly working time of 39 hours;
  • possibility to use a job ticket and a good connection to public transport;
  • trainings for further professional development;
  • company pension scheme with the VBLU;
  • a modern and interesting workplace with a good working atmosphere.

The German Development Institute / Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE) offers an inspiring, family-friendly working environment at the interface of research and policy advice, with ample opportunities to engage in international discussions, political processes and scientific debates.

In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference.

For further questions, please contact: Sander Chan.

Applications with the position number 2020-C-01 with detailed documents (cover letter, curriculum vitae, relevant certificates) must be submitted exclusively via application portal by 29 April 2020. The expected date for interviews is 11 May 2020.