Working Student (m/f/d)

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World Wide Fund for Nature

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Berlin, Germany

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30+ days ago

Bei: WWF Deutschland

Bereich: Sonstige Tätigkeitsfelder

Arbeitsort: Berlin, Deutschland

Anstellung: Werkstudent

The World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) is one of the best-known nature conservation organizations in the world. With projects in over a hundred countries, we pursue the goal of preserving the biological diversity of our planet - right where it counts.

WWF Germany is an independent part of this global network. Through our own initiatives and qualified lobbying in public relations, business and politics, we translate WWF's goals into action in Germany. We succeed in doing so primarily thanks to motivated and qualified employees: people who know their stuff; people who pitch in and give a hand; people who consider nature and species conservation to be not only a job - but as a conviction that together we can create a future worth living. And our employees are enthusiastically involved.

Do you identify with the goals of the WWF? Do you share our conviction? To strengthen our department Nature & Environment, subject area Innovation, Sciences, Technologies & Solutions in Berlin we are looking for a qualified person by Oct 15th 2022, part-time (20 hrs per week) and limited until May 31st, 2023 for the following position:

Working Student (m/f/d) GIS, Remote Sensing & AI: Forest Conservation Impact Monitoring

Your responsibilities:

  • Research and method development on geographic scale of data and outcomes (linking local projects with global strategies)
  • Support in the development of automated open-source scripts
  • Support the development of an impact assessment model (statistical model, testing) and tools for end-users.
  • Gathering user requirements for the tool and creating/integrating the tool
  • Research existing concepts and tools and exchange with other organizations
  • Support the integration of the tool into existing monitoring concepts within the WWF network and with partner organizations
  • Help with general ad hoc GIS and administrative tasks of the space & science team

Objectives of the role:

What are the outcomes and impacts of our actions in conservation projects? How can we link the impact of local projects with our national and global strategy and monitoring, evaluation & learning and develop an effective and transparent impact monitoring for conservation?
We want to combine remote sensing, GIS, and AI to a forest indicator related to land clearing / habitat conversion /deforestation with statistical impact modelling and existing monitoring tools to create an easy-to-use open-source single source of truth (SSOT) to track the impact of project actions (with control areas) in a transparent and automated way from a local level in the Sioma Management complex project area of the Kavango-Zambezi Transfrontier Conservation Area (KAZA) to global strategy & outcome level. Thus, enhance decision and effective conservation management practice.

We offer the opportunity to write your master thesis about the project. If you are interested, please indicate in the application.

Our requirements:

  • Master student in the field of remote sensing, geoinformation systems, AI, modelling, Data Science, Monitoring, Evaluation & Learning or comparable subjects.
  • Good knowledge of statistic modelling & data science
  • Good knowledge of working with geodata and classification of satellite data
  • Good programming experience (GEE, Python, or R)
  • Good knowledge of the ESRI product range, especially ArcGIS Online (AGOL) and ArcGIS Pro or QGIS
  • Experienced in scientific work
  • Fluent in English (at least C1), basic knowledge of German (at least B1)
  • Communication skills (spoken and written)
  • Organizational skills and ability to work independently
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong commitment
  • Confident use of MS Office and experience with literature, geodata and internet research
  • Initial experience with agile working methods desirable
  • Enrolled as student in Germany

We offer:

  • a meaningful task for our planet
  • great colleagues and the greatest possible scope for creativity
  • flat hierarchies and short distances, centrally located in the heart of Berlin-Mitte (near train station Friedrichstraße)
  • flexible working hours, home office and 30 days holiday entitlement (up to 3 weeks in a row)
  • play at the very front or simply be part of the WWF choir, band, football or volleyball team
  • celebrate success or enjoy breaks with coffee and colleagues over the roofs of Berlin


In that case, we are looking forward to getting to know you. Kindly forward to us your application stating your salary expectations and your availability – directly online through our application form, or by email. If you have any questions, Emily Kerger would be glad to help you.

Last but not least:

As an international organization, we support a working environment of diversity based on justice and mutual respect. We therefore welcome every application - regardless of ethnic, social and national origin, gender, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation, marital status and political views.

WWF Deutschland - People & Culture - Emily Kerger - Reinhardtstraße 18 - 10117 Berlin