Research Assistant

Climate Analytics

Kathmandu, , NP

Climate Analytics welcomes qualified, eligible candidates to apply for a Research Assistant position anticipated to hold up to 4-month contract, and to be based in Kathmandu, Nepal under the supervision of the our in-country team as well as the overall project lead.

As the Research Assistant, you will support the ongoing work in Nepal, particularly as it pertains to Climate Analytics’ technical assistance to the Government of Nepal in the strengthening of long-term, in-country, NDC implementation capacity under the NDC-Partnership Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP).

Climate Analytics is an Associate Member of the NDC Partnership (NDC-P) and an Implementing Partner of the Climate Action Enhancement Package (CAEP) of the NDC-P. The CAEP is an offering of the NDC-P that aims to catalyze transformational change towards resilient, sustainable, and low-emission development, supporting the objectives of the Paris Agreement for member countries of the NDC-P. The CAEP is designed to deliver targeted, fast-track support to countries to enhance the quality, increase the ambition, and implement nationally determined contributions (or NDCs).

Through CAEP, Climate Analytics has provided support to a number of countries, including Nepal. To-date, assessments have been conducted to inform the Nepal’s revised NDC, released in December 2020. CA is currently providing in-country technical expertise and capacity building in support of fast-tracked NDC implementation, by aiding the local universities in the development of university-level curriculum, resource booklet and short course.

As per Nepal government’s request, Climate Analytics is supporting the development of “university-level curriculum, resource booklet and short course”. This activity includes the development of teaching materials, a curriculum on climate change for higher education and short courses on climate change. This work will require desk research, literature reviews and working with, inter alia, local universities, the Ministry focal point and academic experts.

Your responsibilities

The key responsibilities to support in the development of a university-level curriculum, short course and resource booklet, include but may not be limited to the following activities listed below.
  • Support desk research, and review of relevant climate science and policy literature to inform content and materials development.
  • Support stakeholder communication and contact management.
  • Support facilitation / coordination of meetings with partners and stakeholders, including organisation of consultations and webinars as needed, the development of agendas, relevant materials, and taking minutes and dissemination of information.
  • Support copy-editing and formatting of documents / products as required.
  • As activity and scope of work is finalised with the Ministry focal point, support related CAEP activities of Climate Analytics’ team in Nepal.

Your profile

You ideally have the following qualifications and skills:
  • Master’s level student or recent graduate in a climate- or environment-related field.
  • Fluent Nepali and excellent English written and verbal skills.
  • Excellent command of MS-Office (Word, Excel, and Powerpoint).
  • Command of citation managers such as Zotero, Mendeley.
  • Excellent analytical and report writing skills.
  • Motivated, flexible and ability to work independently.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • Work experience in climate- or environment-related field is a plus.

We offer

  • An exciting working environment in an international team, and opportunity to engage relevant, key national stakeholders.
  • Insights in the international climate negotiations and regional project application.
  • Insights into national NDC implementation and capacity building processes.
  • Competitive wage.






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