German Development Institute (DIE)

Bonn, Germany 🇩🇪

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.

Department “Environmental Policy and Natural Resources Management” is seeking a

Researcher (m/f)
Salary according to German public service tariff (TVöD)
From € 46.000 gross p.a. up to € 63.000 p.a. depending on qualifications
Positionnr: 2017-IV-03

Subject to final approval of funds, the position may be filled immediately and is limited until 28 February 2018.

The person will support the preparation of and follow up to the 23rd Conference of the Parties (COP23) of the UN Convention on Climate change in Bonn by carrying out research and policy advice in the context of the research project “Klimalog – Research and dialogue for a climate-smart and just transformation”. The focus will be on climate policy at the interface to sustainable development, in particular on adaptation as well as loss and damage (L&D) in the context of the Paris climate agreement.

Qualifications and requirements:

  • Master with very good grades in political science, social science or economics or in geography, sustainability or agricultural sciences with proven social science track record, PhD is desirable.
  • Proven knowledge and research experience in selected topics related to climate policy and  sustainable development, in particular loss and damage (L&D) or adaptation in the context of the Paris climate agreement or on the implementation of national climate plans (NDCs) in the context of the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development;
  • Expertise in working in developing countries, good knowledge on international climate negotiations and experiences in translating research into policy advice are of added value;
  • Very good spoken and written English, proficiency in another major interna-tional language, good German language skills are of added value;
  • Willingness and aptness to travel abroad, including countries with a tropical climate (“Tropentauglichkeit”).

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 scientific debates, international discussions and political processes.

As the DIE is committed to increasing the share of female staff members, women are particularly encouraged to apply. In the case of equal qualification, physically challenged persons will be given preference.

For further questions, please contact Clara Brandi.

When applying, please note the position number 2017-IV-03. Applications including all necessary documents (motivation letter, CV, relevant certificates) should preferably be submitted by email by 30 March 2017 at:

Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE)
Tulpenfeld 6, 53113 Bonn/Germany
Tel.: +49 (0)228 94927-0  |  [email protected]  |