Senior Research Associate (Climate Change Strategies)

Climate Analytics

Togo 🇹🇬

Job Description

We are currently seeking a Senior Research Associate in the field of Science-based Climate Change Strategies to expand our science unit. The successful applicant will strengthen Climate Analytics’ Science Team through strong skills in quantitative and qualitative research methods, working closely with our research associates in Berlin, the Pacific and Caribbean Small Island States and (West-)Africa. The position will contribute to the IMPACT project, an international project jointly implemented between Climate Analytics and international partners. The project focuses on providing support for the implementation of science-based climate change strategies and improving access to international climate finance, by providing robust methods and analyses as well as through scientific capacity building. The position will be based in our offices in Lomé, Togo, and will require frequent regional and international travel.

Key responsibilities

  • Coordination of scientific aspects of the IMPACT project in the West African region
  • Collaborate closely with other experts in IMPACT project regions to support scientific capacity building strategies
  • Developing, maintaining and contributing to regional (scientific) networks to facilitate the co-development process of project proposals either in adaptation or mitigation and the facilitation of stakeholder consultations
  • Design, manage and implement quantitative relevant research and analytical projects in close collaboration with internal and external experts targeting the achievement of the project’s regional objectives and outcomes
  • Contribute to the planning, implementation and facilitation of IMPACT project regional workshops
  • Writing of scientific publications, reports, work papers and other information material in collaboration with regional experts
  • Support the overall development of scientific capacity and science-based approaches through relevant skills transfer activities in partner institutions in the region
  • Contribute to other on-going projects, project development and contribute to the success of the overall mission of Climate Analytics

Your Profile

  • Minimum 5 years of research experience, preferably more, in policy-relevant climate mitigation, adaptation or development related research
  • A PhD in economics, development in the area of climate change adaptation and mitigation or a related field is preferred, but comparable qualifications will also be considered
  • Thorough understanding of and experience in the international climate change debate and institutional structure
  • Experience with inter- and trans-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding major challenges for development resulting from climate change
  • Interest in co-development approaches and collaboration with non-scientific actors (e.g. policy-makers, regional stakeholders)
  • Experience in planning and conducting participatory research is an asset
  • A well-developed sense for team work, excellent networking skills and ability to interact with a diverse array of people
  • Experience in project development and management and team coordination are an advantage
  • Willingness to travel regionally and internationally is required
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills are a requirement; French and German language skills are welcome, but not required.