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Call for Research Associate in Colombia

SEI (Stockholm Environment Institute) Latin America is recruiting a highly motivated early-career colleague (Research Associate) who is committed to conducting quantitative research to support the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Latin American countries. The Research Associate will work under the leadership of the SEI Latin America SDGs program manager.

The main responsibilities will include:
– Contributing to SEI’s current portfolio of research projects, for example; reviewing literature, carrying out interviews and other socio-environmental data collection, data analysis and reporting
– Support the development of scientific research, models and tools related to topics covered by the SDGs
– Support the development and application of user-friendly tools and activities for stakeholder’s engagement, capacity building and decision making for SDG implementation, including organizing workshops and dialogues
– Support the preparation of reports, scientific publications, guides and manuals and presentations, among others.

The candidate’s profile
To succeed in this role, the candidate has to be organized, collaborative, solution oriented, proactive and have excellent communications skills in both Spanish and English. He/She must have the ability to work independently and is good at meeting dates and deadlines. The candidate should be able to, on occasion, work on the field (inside and outside of the country).

Qualifications and experience
B.Sc. in engineering, statistics, environmental- or earth sciences, with 1-3 years of work experience, or hold a relevant M.Sc. with no professional experience
Experience in quantitative research. Experience related to statistics, data and development is a plus
Familiarity with conducting desk research and navigating academic sources and online databases
Knowledge of network analysis software (e.g. Netdraw, Pajek and Gephi)
Excellent writing and communication skills in Spanish and English
Knowledge of socio-environmental conditions in Latin America is desired.

How to apply
Aapplications are reviewed on an ongoing basis so please submit your application as soon as possible, however no later than 8 February 2019 23:59 Colombia standard time.

Applications are accepted only through the recruitment system, you could apply online using this link and include cover letter highlighting relevant qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae.

2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders

The 2016 World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders, themed ‘Local Voices for a Better World,‘ opened on Wednesday, 12 October 2016, in Bogotá, Colombia, and will continue through Saturday, 15 October. The World Summit, organized by United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG), is the largest global gathering of mayors, councilors, representatives of local governments, and other interested policymakers and practitioners.

Four major deliverables are expected from the 2016 World Summit. The Global Agenda of Local and Regional Governments for the 21st Century will reflect the discussions held in the Summit’s plenaries and policy dialogues, highlighting local and regional authorities’ priorities that are not currently included in global development negotiations surrounding Habitat III and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Accompanying the Global Agenda will be the launch of the 4th Global Report on Local Democracy and Decentralization (GOLD IV), providing analysis, innovative examples and case studies from around the globe to support the recommendations of the Global Agenda. Another major output will be the Bogotá Statements, which will capture the major challenges that local and regional governments have identified during the Summit. The fourth and final expected outcome is the Key Recommendations of Local and Regional Governments to Habitat III.

To learn more visit here.