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Team Leader – Climate Policy Analysis

Reference   (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Sectors Environmental, CSR & Sustainability
Location Germany (East)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 31/03/2019
Company Name Climate Analytics
Contact Name Henrike Doebert
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We are currently seeking a new leader of our Climate Policy Analysis Team, including our flagship project Climate Action Tracker. Within the overarching Climate Policy Team of about 15 people (and growing), the Climate Policy Analysis Team and its team leader work closely together with the Mitigation Pathway Analysis Team and its team leader.

The talented team is engaged with a large and exciting variety of projects, and continuously develops new research and applied policy projects. In its work, the team has a major interest in energy-system transformation, coal and other fossil-fuel phase-out at international, national, sub-national and sectoral levels, tracking and assessing climate action at international, national, sub-national and sectoral levels, combining both qualitative and quantitative scientific and policy expertise, approaches, data and models. Examples of current and past projects are the Climate Action Tracker, IMPACT and RIPPLES, coal phase out studies at global and regional/country level. New projects build on these and earlier successful projects.

Your responsibilities
You will lead the climate policy analysis work of Climate Analytics:

    • You lead and develop the growing team to strengthen and enhance the growth of the already strong and motivated team.

    • Together with the team leader Mitigation Pathway Analysis Team you will support the close cooperation between the two teams and take the entire Climate Policy Team to the next level.

    • Fostering close collaboration with other Climate Analytic teams is essential for you.

    • You coordinate and lead projects focusing on mitigation and energy transformation policy analysis.

    • You ensure scientific integrity and overall quality control.

    • Increasing the scientific profile of the organisation in climate policy analysis is a core element of your work.

    • Guidance in development of existing and new methods and model tools is provided by you.

    • Representation of Climate Analytics and the project teams/consortia to disseminate results are your success. You are present at conferences and lead publications/reports.

    • You oversee and coordinate the fundraising and grant writing activities of your team supported by our project development team.

Your profile:
You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

    • Graduate degree (PhD, Master) in climate related studies, such as economics, energy studies, political sciences, social sciences, climate science or a related field

    • At least 5 years of work experience in the field and proven climate policy analysis and thought leadership skills

    • Track record of inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding and addressing international, regional, national and sub-national challenges to climate change policy

    • Solid understanding of quantitative energy and climate policy analysis

    • Proven management and leading skills with sense for team work and ability to interact with a diverse array of people

    • Experience in project management and coordination

    • Track record in project or research grant acquisition

    • Excellent English writing and verbal skills. Basic German skills are welcome, but not required, other language skills are an asset

    • Willingness to travel

We can offer a positive and inspiring working atmosphere in an international team, participation in a great network of partner institutes and stakeholders, as well as insights into the international climate change negotiations and our support work for stakeholders globally, including emerging economies and developed countries, but with a special focus on SIDS and LDCs.

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