PlanAdapt is a global network-based organisation with a coordination hub in Berlin, Germany. It provides knowledge services in support of effective, economically just and socially inclusive climate change adaptation (CCA) and climate risk management (CRM) around the world. PlanAdapt’s team approaches complex challenges through transdisciplinary mixed methods and engagement of doers and thinkers across the spheres of science, policy and practice. Its advisors and researchers are specialised in methods and processes to bridge the adaptation science-action gap.
PlanAdapt’s mission is to design and offer effective ways to build skills, competencies and knowledge to adapt to climate change in the Global South. Read more about PlanAdapt here.
The role is preferably located in Berlin, at least initially, and is optionally part-time or full-time. PlanAdapt are happy to shape the job conditions to suit needs. The salary is in line with the seniority of the appointment. PlanAdapt particularly welcome applications from women and the Global South, as the organisation's impact is focused on the Global South. The incumbent will report to PlanAdapt’s Managing Director.
Support PlanAdapt’s Management and Key Thematic Specialists to fulfil its mission, further build the vision and help to shape operational procedures
Support research activities and writing of research outputs including the development of methods, concepts and approaches in view of effective, economically just and socially inclusive CRM and CCA
Project-manage research or advisory service processes, in collaboration with PlanAdapt’s researchers and advisors. That can potentially comprise administrative tasks, drafting of research proposals, organizing research-related events from seminars to international conferences, and contributing to communications and outreach initiatives.
Preparation of project documents and proposals for submission to potential donors and funders
Support the development of internal knowledge management systems
Proven track record in project management
Limited experience in the application of and/ or knowledge in methods, concepts and approaches in at least 2 of the below areas that concern climate risk management and climate change adaptation:
Framing the Decision Context, Engaging Stakeholders
Assessing, Valuating and Making Sense of Climate Risk
Identifying Adaptation Options, Shaping Planning and Business Processes
Monitoring, Evaluating and Learning From Adaptation Action
Communicating Solutions, Brokering Knowledge, Bridging between Theory and Practice
Researching New Frontiers for Effective Implementation
Training, Building Capacity, Shaping Mindsets
Assessing Financing Options and Mobilising Resources
Designing and Delivering Impactful Climate Services
Passion, ability and creativity to develop methods, concepts and approaches in view of effective, economically just and socially inclusive CRM and CCA
Strong team spirit and passion to establish a new, dynamic organisation on the landscape of climate institutions that helps build skills, competencies and capacities
Bachelor’s degree or similar degree in relevant disciplines
Desirable: work experience in countries in the Global South or work-related exposure
Experience in project management, ideally in a research environment
An aptitude for improving systems and processes
Ability to demonstrate sensitivity to cultural differences and gender issues, as well as the commitment to equal opportunities
Excellent attention to detail, highly entrepreneurial, creative and collaborative, and passion for PlanAdapt’s services and mission
Effective interpersonal and communication skills to formulate and articulate contractual, technical, financial and value points with partners and internal PlanAdapt teams.