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Research Analyst Position (f/m) Risk Management Solutions for Developing Countries
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK)
The climate needs bright minds. The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research (PIK) addresses crucial scientific questions in the fields of global change, climate impacts and sustainable development. It is one of the world‘s leading research institutions in its field and offers natural and social scientists from around the world an inspiring environment for excellent interdisciplinary research.
For the Research Area Regional Climate Impacts and Adaptation Strategies PIK is offering a
Research Analyst position
starting on 01.07.2018.
(Position number: RD2-Research Analyst position-18-2018)
We are looking for a person with interest in risk management solutions for developing countries and with experience in stakeholder engagement and transferring scientific results to a non-scientific audience to join our team.
Working together with governments, research institutes and private organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa and India, we aim to transform research into user-oriented climate services and policy that enable end-users in partner countries to better adapt to climate change in the field of agriculture. Central to this position is the active engagement with local stake-holders in order to ensure that scientific results are transferable on the ground and will ulti-mately help stabilize the crop production of smallholder farmers. Located in the field of agriculture, this position will work closely with a team of crop modellers as they develop risk transfer and risk management solutions.
The position is funded for 22 months. Remuneration is in accordance with German public tariff scheme (TV-L Brandenburg), salary group E 13. This is a full-time position with a weekly working time of 40 hours per week. The position can be filled on a part-time basis.
Organize and conduct workshops with a broad range of stakeholders including governments, insurers and other risk management and transfer providers in East Africa and India
Contribute to the implementation of projects through close collaboration with other researches at PIK as well as the involved stakeholders
Inform development of crop models with the aim of advancing their utilization for risk assessments
Project management, writing of project reports and applying for funding
Contribute to writing and publishing of articles in peer-reviewed journals that highlight findings from the research projects and present research findings at international conferences
You hold a Master's Degree in the field of Development Studies, Political Science, Social Science, Agricultural Science, Agricultural Economics, Geography, Natural Science or other project relevant field. Knowledge in tropical agriculture and/or sustainable development is valuable.
Experience and interest in stakeholder engagement as well as communicating scientific results to a non-scientific community.
Experience in project management and writing research proposals is valuable.
You have knowledge or are interested in risk management and transfer solutions (i. e. insurances solutions). A basic understanding in statistics is valuable.
Work experience in developing countries is desirable and the willingness to travel to the these countries.
You have excellent communications skills and are fluent in oral and written English. Proficiency in Kiswahili and / or other languages (e. g. Spanish, French) is an asset.
You have the ability to work independently, goal-oriented and on your own initiative.
an inspiring, international, and interdisciplinary work environment in one of the world's leading research institutes on climate change
participation in user driven research projects with international partners
insights into international projects with extensive stakeholder engagement
opportunities for cooperation with PIK's national and international network of leading climate and agricultural research institutes
guidance and supervision in career development
high-impact of your research through publications in renowned journals and consortia
PIK seeks to increase the share of women in scientific positions and therefore explicitly encourage women to apply. In cases of equal qualification and within the given legal scope, women will be given preference. Applications by persons with a migration background, provided they fulfill the conditions for appointment, are expressly encouraged. Applications of disabled persons with equal qualifications will be regarded favourably. PIK is also encouraging applications by parents returning from parental leave within the availability of financial resources.
Please send your full application as a single PDF document by Email (Reference: RD2-Research Analyst position-18-2018), quoting the position number given above and mentioning where you read about the position by 06.06.2018 at the latest to firstname.lastname@example.org. The size of the file should not exceed 15 MB.
For further informationen or to discuss the position please contact Christoph Gornott at email@example.com.