adelphi is an independent think tank and leading international public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 200-strong team of experts and specialists plays a key role in generating and promoting new ideas, shaping debates, building new strategies and setting agendas. We help to forge new paths towards a sustainable future, both by providing scientifically sound policy analysis and by working in dialogue with political and civil society actors and decision-makers

Join us and you can expect to work on topical issues that connect the worlds of science and politics, in collaboration with policymakers and practitioners around the world. Contribute your ideas and expertise as part of our interdisciplinary, international project teams, and benefit from a collaborative working and learning environment with flat organisational structures.

Project Assistant (m/f/d) at the International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) (20h/week) - Berlin

Background on the International Carbon Action Partnership

The International Carbon Action Partnership (ICAP) is an international forum of close to 40 governments and public authorities from around the world that have implemented or are planning to implement domestic emissions trading systems (ETS). ICAP supports member jurisdictions in sharing best practice and advancing the state of the art on ETS design and implementation. The work of ICAP focuses on the three pillars of technical dialogue, knowledge sharing and capacity building activities relating to emissions trading.

For ICAP’s Secretariat based in Berlin, Germany, we are now seeking to recruit a project assistant. You will be employed with the think tank and policy consultancy adelphi, which acts as host to the Secretariat. Depending on your abilities and interests, you will also contribute to other ongoing research and advisory projects in adelphi’s carbon pricing team in our office in Berlin.

Your tasks

  • Analyze global ETS developments and specific aspects relating to ETS design and implementation worldwide, including their relationship to broader climate policy issues
  • Contribute to research, writing, and editing for the development of ICAP knowledge products. Prepare graphs and other types of data visualizations

What we are looking for:

  • Currently enrolled in a master’s program in economics, international relations, law, environmental science, or related disciplines. Academic work and studies relating to climate change and/or first experiences working in relevant fields
  • Data affinity and a high level of accuracy. Experience in data visualization is a plus
  • Excellent research and writing skills
  • Spoken and written fluency in English and, preferably, in German
  • Structured, precise, independent, and flexible approach to work

We offer

  • The opportunity to contribute to advancing ICAP’s role as an international leader on emissions trading and to help strengthen design and implementation of robust carbon pricing instruments globally
  • A varied and autonomous job and the assumption of responsible, varied tasks in a sustainable company
  • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment and an appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • Benefits with the BVG
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, diverse working time models and mobile working
  • An attractive and centrally located office on the Spree as an ideal environment for creative work
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