Research Associate Governance and Transformation

TMG Research Research associate
Location Berlin, Germany
Application deadline 10 June 2022
Contract type Fixed term
Hours Full-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

Are you passionate about sustainable development and interested and experienced in international governance? Do you have experience working on SDG 2 – especially on how to transform food systems? Are you convinced that governance is key to guiding the transformation of the global food system towards resilience, net-zero emissions of greenhouse gases in food systems and healthy diets for all? Then you are the one we are looking for! TMG is currently hiring a Research Associate in Governance and Transformation.

Key roles and responsibilities

Implement the scientific work programme of the project, conduct scientific analyses of governance structures and processes, ensure the quality of research work, methods and standards, maintain partnerships with project partners, external experts and stakeholders, and support in strategically positioning the project in the relevant (policy) debates through various types of publications and events.

Experience and skills

  • Master’s degree in international development, economics, politics, or a related field and +5 years of relevant experience with a focus on governance processes and policy strategies.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and good working knowledge of German.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to partner countries.