Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is an analysis and advisory organization with deep expertise in finance and policy. CPI has six offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

Our work in Brazil combines rigorous economic, institutional and legal analysis to identify areas for improving public policies and provides concrete recommendations on how to reconcile economic development with environmental conservation. CPI supports public policies in Brazil through rigorous analysis and evidence-based research, strategic partnerships with members of the government and civil society through a constructive approach, and direct collaboration with policymakers.

The Brazil office works in partnership with PUC-Rio to increase the protection of natural resources and food production in Brazil. More information about the Climate Policy Initiative in Brazil can be found at


CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem-solving. The Senior Analyst role supports the deliverables of CPI’s Brazil Climate Finance work stream, focusing on issues such as the mapping of financial ecosystems and the climate finance landscape, analysis of regulatory systems, and public policies. The work also focuses on analyzing the governance of financial mechanisms, including evaluating their allocation and effectiveness, and the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests.

Under the supervision of the Research Director in CPI’s Rio de Janeiro office, the Senior Analyst will help execute CPI’s strategy and build its analytical foundation. They will implement complex research quantitative and qualitative assignments related to financial ecosystems and climate finance for the national and sub-national context. Previous work experience with climate policy, finance, sustainable frameworks, and carbon markets, as well as knowledge and understanding of Brazil’s regulatory institutions and/or multilateral or bilateral financial institutions and national or regional development banks and/or private financial institutions, are valuable assets.


  • Contribute to several work streams related to climate, finance, land use, infrastructure, and energy policy sphere, and broader financial, climate and sustainability topics.
  • Perform rigorous quantitative and qualitative evaluation of national and international finance channeled to Brazil and analyze existing climate finance mechanisms and sectoral policies.
  • Plan and implement collaborative research and data projects, coordinate input from CPI staff working around the globe, and deliver analytical tools for use in the climate finance agenda.
  • Develop and implement complex research assignments and analytical projects. Translate the concepts of climate finance analysis to impacts on different sectors and stakeholders (public and private, domestic and international, national and sub-national).
  • Communicate complex topics in a simple way to internal and external stakeholders not familiar with the subject. Engage clients and advise policymakers and investors on the implications of research findings.
  • Support relationships with analytic, advocacy, and other organizations, providing support to senior management.
  • Produce high-quality CPI products, including full reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations.
  • Produce high-quality materials that are fit for purpose time and within budget.


  • BA or BS degree required with coursework in finance, economics, and policy. Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, or a related, quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred.
  • Experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, public expenditure and/or energy, and climate markets preferred.
  • Private sector and/or government or multilateral experience preferred.
  • Understanding of current climate, energy and sustainability policies under discussion in relevant countries, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance, and sectoral policies under discussion in Brazil, such as infrastructure, energy and/or land use sectors.


  • Experience with data management and analytics (R or Stata), other languages would be a plus.
  • Knowledge of financial instruments and Securities Law would be a plus.
  • Experience in financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling would be a plus.
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to work as part of a multi-cultural and geographically distributed team.
  • Superior Portuguese and English written and verbal communications skills.


  • Independent, analytical mind with a track record of applying sound financial, political and strategic judgment to complex issues.
  • Self-driven and independent, but enthusiastic about working as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, time management, and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
  • Flexible and adaptable.


CPI is hiring for one full-time Senior Analyst position, open immediately. CPI offers an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be based on experience.


Interested candidates should click here to submit their 1) CV and 2) application cover letter outlining why you want to work with CPI and how your skills and experience align with the above requirements. We encourage candidates to submit their applications no later than April 14th 2023, when short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Application letters should be written in English and should include a brief description of the candidate’s academic and professional experience, as well as of the candidate’s professional aspirations.

Please note that only short-listed candidates will be contacted for the next phase of the selection process. Climate Policy Initiative is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) and we are working to embed DEI across every facet of our organization. We seek to establish a working environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and contractors feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We want to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are openly valued as critical to the success of our organization and the achievement of our mission and vision.


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