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Junior Officer Climate Data


ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability e.V.


ICLEI World Secretariat, Bonn

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Bonn, Germany    

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Application Deadline

February 29, 2024

We work in a multicultural, international environment with colleagues and partners around the globe. We seek a highly motivated, pro-active and experienced candidate for the position of:

Junior Officer, Climate Data

The successful candidate will be a part of the ICLEI World Secretariat team based in Bonn, Germany.

• Support the coordination of data management of the carbonn® Climate Registry, the partnership enabling the CDP-ICLEI Unified Reporting System.
• Support data management including further development and functionality enhancement, data review and analysis, and aggregation of different data sets to inform progress and advocacy messaging for several ICLEI projects and initiatives, including GreenClimateCities (GCC) Program, the Global Covenant of Mayors, the Race to Zero and Race to Resilience.
• Liaise with ICLEI´s Knowledge Management team, thematic teams and global coordinators on the collection, review and use of data.
• Further develop analytical modeling tools and systems and conduct research, to support thematic teams and global coordinators.
• Assist capacity building activities on Climate Data, Vertical Integration of Data, also for specific projects and initiatives.
• Support project coordination and project acquisition activities addressing data.

The successful candidate:

• is dedicated to the team focus in driving innovative, enabling climate action and resource-efficiency, as well as future-oriented urban solutions,
• shows enthusiasm for local climate and sustainable energy action, and is particularly interested in data collection and use, research, writing, and curation of data,
• is pro-active with an organized working method and keen eye/attention to detail,
• shows excellence in communicating ICLEI’s message through data to public policy makers, technical experts and donors,
• is open to learn the use of office and presentation software, as well as web content management.

Terms and conditions:

• The position is available from 1 April 2024
• The contract will have a limited duration of one year, with the possibility of extension.
• The Junior Officer reports to the Operations Manager, Climate Action team and the Director of the carbonn® Climate Center.
• Annual salary starting at 34306,92 Euro (full-time) before tax and social insurance fees, with the final salary to be determined based on the chosen applicant’s relevant professional experience.
• Probation period is of three months.
• Workings hours 40 per week (fulltime).
• 30 days of paid leave per year (fulltime).
• Working language: English.
• International travel may be required.
• Communication with partners around the world may require work outside of normal office hours.
• ICLEI World Secretariat has a work from home policy.
• The employment contract will be based on German law.


By email to Careers Dot Bonn At ICLEI Dot Org. Please include “Junior Officer, Climate Data” in the subject line and send us:
• Indication of citizenship and/or work permit for Germany
• Indication of possible start date
• All relevant documents (letter of motivation, CV (Euro pass format preferred, four pages at most), employment certificates) and information merged into one single pdf. of up to 5 MB size
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Special Requirements
Requirements: • Minimum of two years’ experience, working in climate data science, data architecture, data governance, data pipelines, data analytics management and preferably data science. • University degree (or equivalent) in a relevant subject such as in Environmental Sciences, Data Management, IT and Urban Development. • Good understanding of data management and analytics, data design principles, concepts and practices. • Ability to program data analysis routines and visualizations in Python, and experience with databases and data analytics, trend analysis and predictive logic is desirable. • Knowledge of Paris Agreement, Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), vertical integration of data and MRV systems. • Experience working with not-for-profit and/or membership organizations is desirable. • Strong skills in research, analytical thinking, reporting, and concise writing. • Creative and pro-active attitude in teamwork. • Fluency in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages is an asset, especially German, French, Spanish and/or Portuguese.

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