Research Associate Food Systems Transformation

TMG Research Research associate
Location Berlin, Germany
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Part-time
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As a Berlin-based research organisation with a team in Nairobi, Kenya and research sites in Benin, Burkina Faso, Malawi, Madagascar and South Africa, TMG works on responsible governance and sustainability issues in the areas of sustainable management and responsible governance of land and oceans, food systems, and climate. As an organisation, TMG brings sound knowledge and practical experience in facilitating national, European, and international processes and is dedicated to the analysis and solution of new and complex challenges. TMG’s research projects are developed, conducted and evaluated jointly with actors from science, politics, the private sector and civil society.

The role

Research Associate Food Systems Transformation (m/f/x) (80 %) to support our project on the Assessment and Communication of Climate Impacts of Food.

Key roles and responsibilities

Implement the scientific work programme of the project, conduct scientific analyses of food systems transformation, present findings to policymakers in order to influence national and global policy processes on SDG 12, implement multi-stakeholder consultations with regional thought leaders, ensure quality, budget control and project reporting, maintain partnerships with project partners, external experts and stakeholders relevant to the project.

Experience and skills

  • Master’s degree in agriculture, environmental studies, international development, economics, politics, or a related field.
  • +3 years of relevant experience with a focus on governance processes and policy strategies.
  • In-depth scientific knowledge of sustainability issues of food production and consumption.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English, good working knowledge of German.