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Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen

Junior Professional Officer (JPO)

Die Bundesregierung hat mit mehr als 30 Internationalen Organisationen Abkommen zur Förderung von deutschen Nachwuchskräften als JPO geschlossen. Die Federführung des Programms liegt beim Bundesministerium für wirtschaftliche Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung (BMZ); das Büro Führungskräfte zu Internationalen Organisationen (BFIO) ist verantwortlich für die Durchführung des Programms. Angesprochen sind Bewerber/innen mit deutscher Staatsangehörigkeit und mit erster Berufserfahrung nach abgeschlossenem Hochschulstudium.

Da es sich um ein Nachwuchsförderprogramm handelt, sollten Bewerberinnen und Bewerber im Regelfall zwischen zwei bis vier Jahren Berufserfahrung haben.

Wichtige Informationen zur Bewerbung (Bewerbungsvoraussetzungen, Bewerbungsformular, Details zur Stellenbeschreibung etc.) finden Sie auf unserer Website unter www.bfio.de, Stichwort: JPO-Programm.

Bewerbungsschluss ist Freitag, der 14. August 2020, 24.00 Uhr MEZ


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World Bank Group - JPO, Poverty and Equity Global Practice, Washington D.C.


Junior Professional Officer (JPO), Washington D.C.
Sector/Unit: Poverty and Equity Global Practice, South Asia Region
Duration: 2 years with the possibility of extension for another year
Please note that for participants of the JPO-Programme two years work experience are mandatory!


Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Work on the analysis of the effects of climate change on household welfare and policy options for prevention, mitigation and adaptation.
  • Become a core member of the thematic lines on Managing Risks and Fiscal and Social Policies for Poverty Reduction and Shared Prosperity.
  • Be involved in several analytical tasks, including
    1) “ex-ante” estimation of short-term impacts and dynamics of natural disasters on economic activity based on damage models and remote sensing data;
    2) ex-ante identification of households vulnerable to poverty due to climate risks for the scaling-up of risk management systems;
    3) estimation of the poverty and distributional effects of weather shocks, identification of factors driving differences in resilience across households and assessment of policies and   programs to build resilience;
    4) expanding the empirical and operational knowledge base on the micro-links between climate, conflict and household welfare and
    5) assess the distributional and welfare effects of fiscal and social policies aimed at climate change mitigation.    
  • Support the preparation of analytical work on the distributional and poverty impacts of climate change and household coping behaviors and resilience, vulnerability assessments, and the distributional impact of fiscal policies aimed at preventing climate change, as well as on the distributional and poverty impacts of mitigation and adaptation interventions.
  • Work on the integration of climate policy into the Global Practice’s wider work on managing risks and fiscal and social policies.
  • Support the development of research products.
  • Support country dialogue and the establishment of collaborations.


Profile of qualification:

Education:

  • Master’s Degree in economics or related discipline and three years relevant experience.


Experience:

  • A minimum of three years of relevant work experience.
  • Experience in micro-econometric modelling and empirical methods, ideally with an application to the effects of climate change on household welfare and the effectiveness of mitigation and adaptation policies.


Key Competencies:

  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Strong knowledge of French or Spanish is a plus.
  • Proficiency with software like Stata, R, ArcGIS, Microsoft Excel and basic microeconomic modeling.
  • Strong quantitative skills are preferred.
  • Substantive research or work experience in microeconomics with an application to climate change is strongly preferred.
  • Willingness to travel.