News | 11 January 2022

Policy Advisor for German-Indonesian G7/G20 Dialogues (m/f/diverse)

32-40h/week, location: Bonn or Berlin, ideally February 15th 2022, for 12 months
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Germanwatch is a development and environment organization that actively engages in international political and economic discussions. The situation of marginalized people forms the starting point for our engagement for sustainable development. We collaborate strongly with our partners in the Global South to achieve an outcome that supports the poorest and most vulnerable. Frequent dialogue is the basis for that collaboration. The G7 presidency will be the first international touchstone of the new German government’s diplomatic skills. To maximize its impact however, it will depend on in how far the G20 will also take up elements advanced under the G7 agenda. Therefore, the German-Indonesian exchange and coordination will be instrumental to ensure the best possible result. Germanwatch has closely followed the G7 and G20 processes since Germany’s Presidency in 2007. In 2022, Germanwatch with its Indonesian and international partners will coordinate dialogues between civil society actors but also governmental officials to support an ambitious outcome. We will focus on topics as diverse as sustainable finance, climate and loss and damage finance, the global financial architecture, energy transition, climate club, and climate partnerships.

To complement our International Climate Policy Team, we are looking for a

Professional with the following profile:

  • Work experience in climate-relevant negotiations with a proven record of working in a fast-paced political environment.
  • Strong understanding of functioning of G7/G20; past experience in G7/G20 processes is considered a strong asset.
  • Experience of coordinating work among colleagues and partners across multiple thematic areas and a proven record of quickly absorbing information within these thematic areas.
  • Experience within the areas of climate change mitigation, sustainable and climate finance and the global financial architecture is considered an asset.
  • Record of working with a diverse set of actors across different hierarchy levels.
  • Proven intercultural competence and experience in working with developing countries, international institutions, and diverse stakeholders.
  • High motivation to work in an NGO environment.
  • Fluency in English (C1 level) and strong German skills (at least B2 level) are required. Knowledge in Bahasa Indonesia is an asset.

Your tasks will include contributions to:

  • Coordinate civil society dialogues on a diverse set of topics with participants from German and Indonesian civil society, international NGO networks, F20 and other relevant actors as well as the G7 and G20 presidencies and member countries.
  • Organize informal exchanges between civil society and government officials.
  • Coordinate closely internally, ensuring a robust information flow within the international climate policy team but also with other Germanwatch teams, most notably the German and European climate policy team.
  • Support developing coherent and ambitious G7 and G20 positions and strategies on different topics.
  • Engage with decision makers from different relevant ministries across various hierarchy levels.
  • Develop input material for dialogues and informal exchanges (short presentations, thematic input briefs).
  • Support preparation of communication materials (including press briefings, blog posts, social media).
  • Manage project independently coordinating a diverse set of international NGO partners, but closely cooperate and coordinate with our other team members and our Head of Policy Berlin.

The post will be based in either Bonn or Berlin, Germany, and will require national and international travel. Due to the current pandemic, the home office might initially be the prevailing workspace. If necessary, Germanwatch will support securing visa and work permit. The position comes with German benefits scheme, including health insurance. We offer high flexibility with regard to working hours and workplace and provide technical support as needed.

Application documents should be sent no later than 30 January 2022 together with the applicant’s form to be downloaded above. In case of problems downloading this form, please contact for assistance. The applicant’s form is the central document of your application, necessary for it to be valid. It also contains further information on the application process.

Interviews are expected to take place via video on the following dates:

  • First round of interviews: 4 February 2022
  • Second round of interviews (with a selection of applicants from round 1): 11 February 2022

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