adelphi is an independent think tank and leading international public policy consultancy on climate, environment and development. Our 250-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 organizational structures.

Our Berlin office is seeking a Senior Advisor to support our team for a minimum of 2 years, starting as soon as possible.

Senior Advisor (m/f/d) (40h/week)

in the field of climate diplomacy (full-time) - Berlin

Your field of activity

Climate change is one of the biggest challenges for the 21st century, not least in view of the risks it entails for peace and international security. Adelphi has been working on climate-fragility risks for many years, in cooperation with the German Foreign Office and many other ministries, governments and international organizations. We are looking for creative and dynamic personalities who want to help shape political processes in this domain at the national and international level.

As Senior Advisor, you will take responsibilities across many fields – from preparing international dialogues to developing new thematic angles on the issue. You will conceptualize and draft analyses of risks and potential solutions on climate security and climate diplomacy and support policy-makers in identifying entry points for implementing and communicating promising approaches.

Your tasks at adelphi:

  • Conceptual design: develop ideas, analyses and projects on how foreign, development and climate policy can and should evolve in view of climate-fragility risks
  • Capacity-building: design trainings to effectively convey the available knowledge to policy-makers and practitioners from relevant sectors (foreign, development, humanitarian, security, climate policy) and implement these
  • Teamwork: build on your expertise and experience in climate, foreign, security and/or development policy and act as a sparring partner for your colleagues
  • Policy advice: develop a thorough understanding of climate security issues and become a trusted contact person for project partners and clients from across the different sectoral communities
  • Acquisition: support the team in acquiring new projects
  • Communication: write reports and opinion pieces and develop communication strategies for effectively disseminating the results and insights from your projects

Your qualifications:

  • A Masters’ degree that relates to the topic
  • At least 5 years of relevant working experience, e.g. in international politics, climate or development policy
  • Knowledge and strong interest in the fields of climate security, conflict analysis and sensitivity, and/or peace-building
  • Field research experience and ability/interest in short-term travel beyond OECD countries, including fragile countries/situations
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, ability to work in teams, and inter-cultural competence
  • Competent and confident presenter in international settings, solution- and client-oriented project management
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and running trainings

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in German and/or French
  • • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment and an appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • • Free health-promoting sporting activities and membership of the Urban Sports Club at attractive, discounted rates
  • Publication record targeted at policy audiences

We offer:

  • 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
  • Free health-promoting sporting activities and membership of the Urban Sports Club at attractive, discounted rates
  • Concessions on the BVG and our job bike leasing offer
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, various working time models and mobile working
  • Continuous, individual further development of your skills as well as targeted promotion of your career path at adelphi
  • An attractive and centrally located office on the Spree as an ideal environment for creative work
  • A company pension scheme subsidised by the employer as well as attractive benefits through a salary conversion programme
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