Climate Scientist (ESCB/IO)

Analysis and Policy Advice
Counsel to the Executive Board
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General Information

Type of contract Short-term contract, which may be extended to up to 36 months subject to individual performance and organisational needs

Contract end date 30.09.2023

Who can apply? EU nationals working for national central banks of the ESCB, international governmental organisations or other employers performing central banking or banking supervision tasks within the framework of the Eurosystem

Salary F/G (bracket 1 - step 1) full time monthly net salary: €6,909 plus benefits, for further information see what we offer.

Role specialisation Executive Board Advice

Working time Full time

Place of work Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Closing date 31.08.2021

Your team

You will be the climate scientist in the Climate Change Centre, which is located within the Counsel to the Executive Board and reports directly to the President, who oversees the ECB’s work on climate change and sustainable finance. The Climate Change Centre is a new initiative that brings together the work on climate issues in different parts of the ECB.
You will be joining the ECB at a time when key policy choices regarding its approach to climate change are being made. 
The ECB is an inclusive employer and we strive to reflect the diversity of the population we serve. We encourage you to apply irrespective of your age, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, race, religious beliefs, sexual orientation or other characteristics.

Your role

As the climate scientist you will:
  • contribute, using your in-depth, science-based knowledge of climate change, to the ECB’s work on climate change and sustainable finance;
  • support the workstreams and ECB business areas in applying climate science to the areas of monetary policy and financial stability;
  • keep up to date with external scientific developments and research on the impact of climate change; 
  • contribute to briefings, speeches and other internal and external communication;
This position offers you the opportunity to be part of a new ECB endeavour to help tackle the biggest challenge of our generation.

Qualifications, experience and skills

  • a master’s degree or equivalent in natural science (ideally environmental science) or another relevant field (click here for details on degree equivalences);
  • in addition to the above, a minimum of three years’ relevant professional experience in climate change-related matters, including analysis;
  • an excellent understanding of climate change and a good knowledge of the necessary technological advances to mitigate it;
  • an in-depth knowledge of relevant models, empirical methods and datasets used to analyse climate change;
  • a good sense of how to apply climate science in the central banking context;
  • an ability to communicate complex technical issues to a variety of stakeholders in simple, non-technical language;
  • extensive experience in data analysis and modelling;
  • an advanced (C1) command of English and an intermediate (B1) command of at least one other official language of the EU, according to the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages.
  • a good understanding of the implications of climate change for central banking and banking supervision;
  • experience in advising policymakers in a public authority or an international organisation;
  • experience in working in a multicultural and/or multidisciplinary team.

You engage collaboratively with others. You know and anticipate stakeholder needs. You analyse complex information effectively and can evaluate different views to arrive at solutions. You pursue team goals and can draw on the strengths of a diverse team to get the best results. You signal the need for change and can articulate strategic priorities and scenarios for your team.
You are motivated by the challenges of this position and the opportunity to contribute to the ECB’s work in the area of climate change.
You are motivated to be part of our team and to develop and use your skills and competencies to achieve the objectives of this position.

Further information

The formal title for this position will be Analysis and Policy Expert.
For additional information on this specific vacancy, you can contact Irene Heemskerk, Head of the Climate Change Centre, at 

Application and selection process

For further information on how to join us, read more.
The recruitment process for this position will include an interview and presentation and may include a written exercise.