Research Specialist Climate Action

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About the positionu202F

The Climate Action Lever is currently seeking a professional in the field of climate, peace, and security. The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting and enhancing the Climate Security team in research and work in Latin America & Caribbean region, including bilateral and CGIAR Climate Resilience, Fragility, Conflict and Migration (FCM), and AgriLAC Resiliente initiatives.

The position will be based in the operations center of the Americas, located in the Campus of Palmira, Colombia.



  • Collaborate in a bilateral project on irregular migration, climate change, and gender in Guatemala, including supporting the coding of fieldwork data, the write up of the report, the validation process and the communication strategy.
  • Guide and direct the logistical organization, methodological planning, and implementation of FCM fieldwork in Guatemala and Honduras focused on migration, security, and climate change.
  • Support fundraising and proposal development for new projects in Latin America.
  • Execute high-level literature searches, reviews, and analysis of climate security causal pathways.
  • Contribute to the development of Policy Coherence Analyses (PCAs) focused on Latin America.
  • Perform high-standard translations of global knowledge products from English to Spanish, and Spanish to English.
  • Develop and produce official blog articles and policies briefs summarizing key papers, reports, and events of the climate security team in Latin America.
  • Provide support in the planning and development of forums, conferences, webinars, and similar events supported by the climate security team in Latin America, including side events for COP 29 and COP 16 as well as capacity-building courses and forums related to climate change and human mobility in Guatemala and Honduras.
  • Conduct desk-based research to inform the discussions around the positioning of the climate security team for COP 16 in Cali. 



Qualifications and requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in international relations, history, sociology, or related fields. 
  • Master’s degree, or PhD in international relations, peace and conflict studies, migration, development, or other related social sciences.
  • Excellent knowledge of the literature on the nexus between climate change, peace, migration, displacement, and security.
  • Practical experience in international organizations with a focus on applied research and/or development.
  • Proven experience in international and multicultural environments and in interacting with researchers, policymakers, donors, and civil society in a wide range of contexts.
  • Minimum 5 to 7 years of relevant work experience in the same, or similar roles.
  • Ability to interpret and analyze data, evidence, and texts and to communicate results.
  • Qualitative research skills and management (QCA, discourse/content analysis, fieldwork, and primary data collection).
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Proficient Spanish level (oral and written).
  • Advanced English level (oral and written).


  • Excellent problem-solving skills and work planning.
  • Ability to work in a collaborative team environment.
  • Strong drive to learn new topics and skills seeing research and ideas as positive impact on practice. 
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas effectively (oral and written).



Terms of employmentu202Fu202F


This is a national recruited position placed at a BG08, on a scale of 14 levels, with level 14 being the highest.u202F

This is a Colombian national search and will be managed through a fixed-term contract of a one (1) year period, subject to a probation period according to the local legislation and is renewable depending on performance and availability of resources. The Alliance Bioversity-CIAT offers a multicultural, collegial research environment with competitive salaries and excellent benefits. We are an equal opportunity employer, and strive for gender, diversity, and inclusion in our staff, without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, marital status, or any other characteristic.u202F



Applicants are invited to send a cover letter and a detailed curriculum vitae, including references knowledgeable about the candidate’s professional qualifications and work experience. All correspondence should be addressed to the Human Resources Office, at ( and clearly indicate: “Application: Research Specialist – Climate Action–“.

Closing date for applications: June 7th, 2024  


Palmira, Colombia
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