ABOUT CPI

CPI is an analysis and advisory organization with deep expertise in finance and policy. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI has six offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, Kenya, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

CPI is known as a leader in tracking sustainable investment trends, identifying innovative business models, and supporting the solutions that can drive a transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. We are unique in our focus on finance, our ability to get the right people to the table, and our analytical rigor.

ABOUT THE LAB

The Global Innovation Lab for Climate Finance (The Lab) is a public-private initiative that identifies, develops, and launches cutting-edge climate finance instruments. It aims to drive billions of dollars of private investment into climate change mitigation and adaptation in developing countries.

Since launching in 2014, The Lab and its initiatives have successfully launched 49 new innovative financial instruments, have been endorsed by the G7 and collectively attracted over USD 2.3 billion in seed capital through the instruments that were endorsed by the Lab Members.

Over the years the Lab has launched three regional programs of India, Brazil and Southern Africa. Since the launch of these regional initiatives, starting with India in 2015, followed by Brazil in 2016 and most recently Southern Africa in 2019, these regional Labs have been working in parallel with the overall Lab to develop innovative financial instruments or program focusing on the specific geography with the potential to scale-up private sector investment in renewable energy, energy efficiency, climate adaptation, and/or sustainable land-use of climate finance related products.

POSITION SUMMARY

To support the successful development of climate finance instruments for the Lab Program in Brazil, and support replication and scale-up of proven financial solutions from the Lab portfolio, The Lab is seeking a talented and motivated independent consultant at the Analyst level in Brazil to join the Lab Secretariat. The Analyst will undertake robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from economics, public policy, finance, and other academic and commercial disciplines.

The Analyst will work in close cooperation with the Brazil Lab Project Manager. In addition to analytical work which required strong quantitative and analytical skills, the Analyst will support the communication with a range of national and international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams in Brazil but also throughout the world.

This consultant will report to The Lab’s Brazil Project Manager, in consultation with the Global Lab Program Manager.

PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms, climate, land-use and/or energy policies
  • Under the direction of Senior Analysts, contribute to the design, management, and implementation of complex financial instruments
  • Contribute to advancing the implementation of past Lab instruments in the Brazil context, therefore contributing to work that could entail market assessments and barriers, financial and business modeling, projections and feasibility studies, others
  • Analyze the quality of the financial instruments’ ideas submitted to the Lab in relation to Lab criteria and communicate results to Senior Analysts and the wider Lab team
  • Engage Lab idea proponents, and external stakeholders throughout the research
  • Process distilling findings into concise guidance for Lab Members and stakeholders
  • Assist in the writing and editing of high-quality products, including full reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations
  • Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe

QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE

  • BA or BS degree required with coursework in finance, economics, environmental policy (focus on energy, water/sanitation, land-use a plus).
  • Experience in climate finance, the economics of policy choices, and/or energy markets and/or sustainable land use
  • Private sector experience, preferably in the financial sector and/or government or multilateral experience is valuable
  • Knowledge of Brazilian policy environment, energy markets, and/or key sustainable land-use and agriculture issues
  • Familiarity with climate adaptation issues and concepts strongly preferred
  • Possession of Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, or a related a plus or additional 2 years of experience
  • Quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS

  • Working fluency in English and Portuguese required
  • The consultant must be able to communicate seamlessly in both languages, though for written materials, there will be a strong emphasis on the individual’s comprehension and writing skills in English

POSITION DETAILS

CPI is seeking the services of a independent contractor with an immediate start for approximately nine months. We strongly prefer the contractor to be based in Rio de Janeiro or Sao Paolo however exceptional candidates may be considered who are based elsewhere in the country. During the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, CPI has adopted a work from home policy. CPI offers competitive rates, based on experience.

TO APPLY

Click here to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents in English: (1) An up to date CV and (2) a cover letter outlining why you want to work with CPI and how your skills and experience align with the above criteria, and including a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

The deadline for submitting your application is midnight Friday 19th February. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to submit at the earliest opportunity. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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