(Senior) Project Manager: Climate security and climate diplomacy

Berlin, Germany
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
Entry Level (0-2 Years)
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Your working field

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) Project Manager, 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

  • 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 from relevant sectors (foreign, development, climate policy) and implement these
  • Teamwork: build on your expertise and experience in climate, foreign 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: draft 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 2 (senior level 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
  • Experience in solution- and client-oriented project management
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently
  • Knowledge and experience in developing and running trainings
  • Flexibility and the ability to work independently
  • Desirable
    • Excellent writing skills in German
    • Experience in climate adaptation and disaster risk reduction, urban resilience and with vulnerability and climate change impact assessments
    • Familiarity with climate change and security arena (actors, processes and events) and contacts and networks in the global south
    • Publication record targeted at policy audiences
    • Knowledge of / work experience on the interface between natural resources (especially water) and conflict/cooperation

      We offer

      • The opportunity to impact on critical public policy issues of our time – climate, foreign and development policy – in stimulating international projects
      • An attractive working place located in Berlin Mitte next to the riverside, which offers a great surrounding for creative thinking and is easily reachable by public transportation
      • We prioritise sustainability in our own work and employees come from a variety of cultural backgrounds.
      • An attractive working place located in Berlin Mitte next to the riverside
      • Continuous advancement of your competencies, active work-life balance through flexible working hours and working time models
      • An attractive benefits programme

      Does this sound like a perfect match for you? In that case, please submit your application documents (including cover letter, CV, salary expectations, and information about your availability) as soon as possible through our online application system, easily reached by clicking the "Apply" button. Thank you!