Environmental scientist to strengthen capacity in the area of climate change (m/f/x)

La Paz, Bolivia
3 Years
Environmental scientist to strengthen capacity in the area of climate change (m/f/x)
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Ihre Aufgaben

  • You will actively participate in Fundación Jubileo's scientific team and support them in the area of methods and tools for researching and analyzing the effects of climate change on the economy and society.
  • You will advise Fundación Jubileo staff on effective approaches to dealing with the challenges of climate change and its consequences in connection with the country's economic development.
  • You will support the development of a strategy for political influence in relation to climate change.
  • You analyze international norms and mechanisms to mitigate climate change and their applicability to Bolivia.
  • You will support the training of Fundación Jubileo employees in relation to standards, regulators, instruments and mechanisms in the area of climate change mitigation.
  • You support the planning and implementation of public events, round tables and conferences to discuss climate change issues.

Ihr Profil

  • ​​​​You have a university degree in climate, environmental or geosciences. 
  • You have in-depth knowledge of climate change and its impacts, ideally with a focus on Latin America.
  • You have experience in scientific analysis and research on the effects of climate change
  • You have worked on the effects of climate change on the economy and the development of appropriate strategies for mitigation, adaptation and resilience
  • You are familiar with international norms and mechanisms to mitigate climate change and its impacts
  • You have excellent consulting and communication skills, including the ability to convey complex technical concepts to target audiences.
  • You are proficient in Spanish, German and English to at least B2 level.
  • You are in good physical health to live and work at an altitude of over 3,500m.
  • You are an EU citizen or Swiss national and identify with the goals and concerns of church development cooperation and support them convincingly.   

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Our benefits - your impetus

We want you to feel good working with us:

Subsistence payments

12 subsistence payments (and a prorated 13th) are based on your degree, experience, marital status, and your obligations to support your dependants. Other allowances will be considered on an individual basis.

Social benefits

Social insurance includes statutory pension, accident and unemployment insurance as well as health insurance for you and the dependants accompanying you.

Private insurance

In addition to statutory insurance, we also take out private insurance including professional and personal liability as well as accident insurance.

Personnel development

Individual seminars including language and safety courses ensure your personal development and effectively strengthen your work on location.

Health care

We bear the costs for medical examinations, the health check beforehand and vaccinations to ensure you are perfectly prepared for your assignment.

Cost coverage

We bear the costs for rent and consumption. The pro-rata costs for furnishing your accommodation depend on the number of people living there.

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Your work at Misereor

Misereor, the organization for development cooperation, stands up for people who are denied the right to live in dignity, freedom and with sufficient and healthy care, regardless of skin color, origin, gender or religion. Misereor works hand in hand with its project partners in Africa, Asia and Latin America and supports people in making lasting positive changes to their lives through their own efforts. In view of global, socio-ecological issues of the future, Misereor draws attention in Germany and Europe to the causes of injustice, poverty and climate change and campaigns for political change.

Fundación Jubileo is a respected church foundation in Bolivia that has made a name for itself in the fields of development research, political and economic analysis and human rights work. It is now seeking to expand its expertise in the field of climate change by bringing in a specialist with the relevant knowledge.

Bolivia's economy, which is heavily based on extractivism, contributes significantly to climate change, which jeopardises the livelihoods of the population. There is an urgent need for research and policy measures to address these challenges and promote sustainable development.

From the application to the preparation contract

How can I apply?

We will gladly accept your online application. You will receive feedback approximately 14 days after the application deadline.

What follows positive feedback?

We will invite you to the next available selection day. You will receive information about the procedure in advance.

What do the selection days involve?

Over the course of two days, we will provide you with specific information about the conditions and framework. We will also conduct selection interviews with you.

What happens after that?

If we consider you to be a good match for the assignment, we will request your consent to introduce you to the partner organisation. You will then receive a contract for the preparation period.

What does preparation include?

All specialists receive extensive training for 3 - 4 months in Cologne to prepare them intensively for their assignment.



Jacqueline Kallmeyer

Personnel Recruitment

+49 221 8896 -271


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