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Student Project Assistant (m/f/d)


im Bereich Sustainable Finance (20 Std/ Wochein the field of Sustainable Finance (20 hrs/ week) – Berlin) - Berlin

adelphi is the leading independent think-and-do tank in Europe for climate, environment and development. We are some 280 strategists, thought leaders and practitioners working at the local and global levels to find solutions to the most urgent political, economic and social challenges of our time. As a policy consultancy, we support a just transition towards carbon neutrality and sustainable, liveable societies. Our work is grounded in transdisciplinary research, evidence-based consulting and stakeholder dialogues. With these tools we shape policy agendas, facilitate political communication, inform policy processes and support decision-makers.

Reconciling economic growth with climate protection and resource efficiency requires access to affordable and appropriate financing solutions. In many countries, however, markets and frameworks for green financial products and sustainable investments are underdeveloped. adelphi supports clients from politics, business and the financial sector in designing and implementing green financing instruments, both in Europe and in developing and emerging economies.

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PART TIME - BERLIN



Job summary

Reconciling economic growth with climate protection and resource efficiency requires access to affordable and appropriate financing solutions. In many countries, however, markets and frameworks for green financial products and sustainable investments are underdeveloped. adelphi supports clients from politics, business and the financial sector in designing and implementing green financing instruments, both in Europe and in developing and emerging economies.

As a project assistant, you will support our team on various projects in the field of sustainable finance and engage with the broad spectrum of our work. Among our clients are the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Kreditanstalt für Wiederaufbau (KfW), and the Agence Francaise de Développement (AFD). Our main projects include the development and implementation of green financial instruments (e.g. PF4EE), the development of online tools for banks (e.g. Green Eligibility Checker), and the climate financing of development banks (e.g. IDFC Climate Facility).

Diversity is important to us. For a sustainable future, we need a diversity of experiences experiences, backgrounds and perspectives.

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Your tasks

  • Research and analysis on a wide range of issues in the field of Sustainable Finance
  • Support on the development of online tools, for example by testing web interfaces, linguistic revisions or collaboration in the development of simplified methods for impact assessment of green investments
  • Collaboration on the design and organization of webinars, workshops, and conferences
  • Conception and creation of graphically appealing information material and presentations (e.g. for webinars, workshops, conferences)
  • Writing, editing and translating reports and texts (in English/German)
  • Participation in the preparation of proposals in the above-mentioned areas
  • Daily project management tasks
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Your qualifications

  • Student in a master's degree programme in political science, engineering, economics, or another relevant subject
  • Major in at least one of the following topics: Finance, Sustainability, Environment, Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy (or similar) and have - preferably – at least one year of remaining study time
  • Interest in the subject area of sustainable finance; prior experience is an advantage
  • Strong organisational skills and sense of responsibility, ability to work accurately, independently and in a structured manner, and willingness to think across disciplines
  • Very good research and information processing skills
  • You have an excellent command of written and spoken English and can compose well-structured and concise texts; other foreign languages (especially French and Spanish) are an advantage
  • Written and spoken German is an advantage, but not essential.
  • You have a good eye for the graphical presentation of complex content (e.g. in PowerPoint)
  • You have advanced knowledge of the common Office programmes
  • More in-depth IT knowledge is an advantage, e.g. advanced understanding of MS Excel (formulas, Visual Basic, creation of complex tables), content management systems, HTML, LimeSurvey

We offer...

  • IT equipment for working remotely (laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse, camera)
  • 20 hours of work per week that can be flexibly arranged with the option to work from home, and if desired, can be increased to 40 hours per week during the semester break.
  • An attractive and centrally located workplace on the Spree in Berlin Mitte, easily accessible by bike, subway or bus
  • Flat hierarchies and a collegial atmosphere in a great team with “passion for impact”
  • The opportunity to work with players in the financial sector, federal ministries, European clients, and national and international project partners
  • Exciting international projects in the field of sustainability consulting and the opportunity to get to know the daily work routine of a consulting institution
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