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(Senior) Consultant (D/F/M) - Climate Change Adaptation Sector Expert

SEEK Development GmbH

Veröffentlicht: 17.11.2022

WORK WITH US!

Are you passionate about social impact?

Ready to shape the world of international development?

Eager to develop your potential in a dynamic, purpose-driven consulting firm?

At SEEK, we offer a fast-paced, stimulating and entrepreneurial work environment. Our company is growing, and each person on our team grows with us in our mission to make positive and lasting contributions to human development, globally. To understand how working with us helps achieve better development results, see examples of some of our projects from our Services and Focus Area pages. 

 

JOIN US!

Our people are our most valuable resource. Their quality forms the essence of our service to our clients. We identify brilliant talent, develop their skills, and create an environment that nurtures their growth as leaders. Our growing Berlin-based team includes more than ten nationalities and covers a wide range of academic and professional backgrounds. We are united by our commitment to social impact, professional excellence and continuous growth. 

We look for self-starters who have exceptional analytical and problem-solving skills, project management experience, and the commitment, drive and curiosity to be part of a growing, pioneering work environment. Successful candidates come from diverse backgrounds and perspectives. They might have already acquired experience with a top management consulting firm or worked in a development organization or developing country. They bring excellent academic credentials, thrive in an entrepreneurial environment, and are committed to advancing human development globally. 

 

HOW YOU CAN GROW WITH US:

At SEEK, one of our core values is ‘development’, and this includes continuous professional development. We try to ensure that each team member’s work is built around personal and skills-based aspirations, whether project management, quantitative analysis, networking, or within a particular service or focus area. 

With us, you will assume responsibility from your first day on the job and gain new insights into topics – including and beyond your own specializations. To further your individual development, we track personal and performance goals through ongoing dialogue and formal meetings. While your projects at SEEK provide opportunities to build specific new skills, we also conduct regular internal trainings and sponsor external trainings as well. 

WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER

  • Unique chance to drive social impact in a fast-growing, entrepreneurial global development consultancy and work on relevant and pressing topics
  • International environment and high-profile senior clients
  • Opportunity to shape an impact-driven and fast-growing company
  • Steep learning curve and fast career development
  • Passionate, dynamic, and values-driven team of colleagues
  • Strong focus on individual professional development with hands-on mentorship and training to see you thrive
  • Female leadership and diverse team
  • Hybrid and flexible working model
  • Company sponsored Pension Fund 
  • JobRad
  • Internal Mentoring Programme
  • Monthly Lunch-Learning Sessions
  • Monthly Workshops
  • Team Events


ABOUT YOUR ROLE

As a Climate Change Adaptation Sector Expert you will play a leading role in the growth of SEEK’s Climate Change practice through client advisory, business development, intellectual property creation and internal capability building. As an expert consultant, you will directly support leading international development clients on impactful projects advancing action in climate change adaptation and resilience. You will also work closely with other practice members in planning SEEK’s growth in the sector, building our network and driving business development. As the sector expert, you will lead our intelligence and knowledge building efforts, sharing your expertise and advising other SEEK project teams working in the sector. Overall, this role allows you to work with exciting clients, on critical challenges in your sector of interest, and shape the direction of the sector and SEEK’s climate change practice through our client networks.  

Your responsibilities will include: 

  • Participate as a key member of project teams working with exciting clients in your sector (Climate Change Adaptation, Agriculture and Food Systems or WaSH and WRM), helping solve the challenging and important issues they face in delivering impact  
  • Provide expert advice to other project teams working in your sector to enhance the quality and impact of their work, improving SEEK’s capacity to position as a trusted advisor to our climate adaptation clients 
  • Support business development for your sector – strategize how we scale our practice, maintain and build a network of relationships in the sector, and engage around key activities and events  
  • Lead intelligence gathering, analysis of key debates and events relevant to climate adaptation and facilitate knowledge sharing and experiences in this area within SEEK and externally with stakeholders in the sector  
  • Lead external communications and outreach activities- plan external outreach, prepare studies, publish insights, moderate workshops and discussions on key topics, and represent SEEK at key events  
  • Plan and lead internal knowledge building and learning to strengthen SEEK’s capacity to engage in key global debates and position us as a trusted advisor to clients in the sector  

This role is suitable for young professionals from junior to mid level.


ABOUT YOU

You are passionate about social impact, particularly climate change, and want to put your expertise in your sector to use in delivering systemic change. Strategic, entrepreneurial, collaborative and curious, you effectively utilize the power of cutting-edge analyses and enjoy working in teams that drive the delivery of innovative solutions and look at challenges from a holistic perspective. You are a committed self-starter, with an entrepreneurial spirit and strong qualifications.  


WHAT MAKES YOU A GREAT FIT FOR THIS EXCITING ROLE:

  • At least 3 years of experience working in an international development organisation, research institute or related actor in the field of either: climate change adaption; agriculture & food systems or WaSH and WRM 
    • Your experience includes an external facing/ stakeholder engagement role such as in partnerships, policy and advocacy, or strategy  
    • Your knowledge and interest in climate finance, modalities and innovations would be valuable 
    • You are conversant with the key actors, the prevalent discourse, key events and other moments within your sector
  • You have previous experience engaging with UN, iNGO or other actors with basic understanding of their language and approach. 
  • You are interested in and excited to engage further with the sector at large and drive change – you have a point of view on key debates and topics in your sector 
  • You are excited to combine your entrepreneurial spirit and sector expertise to advance SEEK’s climate change practice 


WHAT ARE OUR BASIC EXPECTATIONS:

  • Past experience in a consulting, think tank or other advisory organisation would be an additional advantage  
  • Comfortable writing short and long-form narratives/ articles 
  • Ability to conduct basic data analysis, using excel or other tools  
  • Ability to operate independently with little oversight or guidance 
  • Experience with basic data analysis, problem-solving, and qualitative interviews 
  • Comfortable with independently identifying and engaging with external partners 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively and present information in an insightful manner 
  • Fluent in English; German or another official UN language is considered an additional advantage


WHAT SUCCESS IN THIS ROLE COULD LOOK LIKE AFTER YOUR FIRST YEAR WITH US:

  • You participated in and helped deliver key modules in 2-3 client projects 
  • You planned SEEK’s business growth in your sector with the practice team and successfully supported at least 3 business development efforts by leveraging our sector intelligence work 
  • You lead our SEEK’s communications in the sector, and have orchestrated our presence at key sector events 
  • You have taken the lead on our Donor Tracker policy and insight writing with an established output plan and at least one insight per quarter  


APPLICATION DEADLINE + START DATE

Ideal start date: January 2023 (in case you have a longer notice period - no worries, we will wait for you)
We are screening applications on a rolling basis and close the vacancy as soon we have hired 2 successful new team members.
Please apply by submitting your CV, a cover letter and job references.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

As an equal opportunity employer, we at SEEK are committed to a diverse, inclusive and healthy work environment. We welcome applications from all qualified candidates regardless of ethnicity, color, ancestry, religion, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability or gender identity.

YOUR CANDIDATE JOURNEY

Selected candidates will be invited for our interview process including multiple stages:

  • We will check your application documents and get back to you in a timely manner
  • Introductory call with the recruiting lead via video call - 30 minutes
  • First Panel Interview with a panel of 2 - 3 SEEK colleagues via video call - 60 minutes
  • Second Panel Interview (Case Study) with a panel of 2 - 3 Seek colleagues via video call - 60 minutes
  • Call with the Managing Director or another member of the Leadership Team  - 30 minutes
  • Offer
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Das bedeutet Nachhaltigkeit für uns

We are SEEKers of a world where everyone, everywhere can thrive and realize their potential. As a social impact consulting group, we support our clients to be a force for global human development with a focus on global health, education, climate adaptation, education, and gender. SEEK’s portfolio of services includes strategy and policy development; development finance, resource mobilization and strategic advocacy; and organizational effectiveness.
In our work, we combine top management consulting approaches with cutting-edge knowledge of the global health and development ecosystem. As part of our work, we run the Donor Tracker platform, a free, online resource that unlocks advocacy potential by providing access to high-quality strategic information on development financing and policy.


Benefits
Homeoffice
Homeoffice
flex. Arbeitszeiten
flex. Arbeitszeiten
Karriereperspektiven
Karriereperspektiven
Mitarbeiter-Events
Mitarbeiter-Events
Fortbildungsangebote
Fortbildungsangebote
Mobilitätsangebote
Mobilitätsangebote
freundschaftliches Arbeitsklima
freundschaftliches Arbeitsklima


Einsatzorte
Berlin
Berufsfeld(er)
  • Vertrieb, Verkauf, Handel
  • Führungskräfte
  • Projektleiter/-manager

Branche(n)

Anstellungsart & Berufserfahrung
mit Berufserfahrung, mit Personalverantwortung
Vollzeit

Vertragsart
Festanstellung

Frei ab
Januar 2023

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