Research Fellow/Project Coordinator, Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy

The Wuppertal Institute for Climate, Environment and Energy is currently looking for a Research Fellow / Project Coordinator (Reference No. 240/10/2) for the Research Group Energy, Transport and Climate Policy, starting on 1 March 2011. The position is limited to an initial period of 24 months.

Place of employment is either Wuppertal or Berlin according to prior agreement.

Short description of the tasks:

  • Focus on mitigation policies (energy, transport) in emerging and developing countries within the framwork of the climate regime (“Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions (NAMAs)”)
  • Leading of / cooperating in projects on international climate policy, possibly also on international energy / transport policy
  • Active aquisition of third-party funding for these policy fields
  • Linking position to the international energy / transport projects of the Research group
  • Communication and cultivation of contacts with political stakeholders, external representation of the topic NAMAs

Required qualifications:

  • Very good knowledge of mitigation policies in emerging and developing countries
  • Very good knowledge of / experiences in international climate policy, focus on NAMAs, further development of building blocks for a post-2012 agreement
  • Master degree in economics, political or environmental sciences or a comparable qualification
  • Relevant contacts to appropriate institutions / boards / networks
  • Experience in or attending of UN climate conferences is of advantage
  • Relevant publications
  • Many years of experience in project leadership
  • Several years of experience in project acquisition (in a team)

Necessary skills:

  • High level of written and spoken English and German
  • Further foreign languages are of advantage

Other skills:

  • Strong motivation and independent working skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility and willingness to travel
  • Organisational skills

Please send your complete application documents (covering letter, your personal data sheet, a proof of language skills, writing samples, certificates/letters of recommendation) as one PDF file referring to the above mentioned reference number to until 31 January 2011.
Additional information regarding the job profile will be provided at +49 (0)202 2492-143 (Dr. Stefan Thomas) or -329 (Christiane Beuermann).