With deep expertise in finance and policy, Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) is an analysis and advisory organization that works to improve the most important energy and land use practices around the world. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI has five offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and the United States.


Trillions of dollars will be required to help cities build the low-emissions, resilient infrastructure necessary to combat and react to climate change. The Cities Climate Finance Leadership Alliance (CCFLA) is the only multi-level and multi-stakeholder coalition aimed at closing the investment gap for urban subnational climate projects and infrastructure worldwide.   

Launched at the United Nations Secretary-General’s Climate Summit in September 2014, CCFLA was renewed during the 2019 UNSG Climate Action Summit, with CPI as its secretariat. CCFLA has successfully provided an efficient platform and convening space, gathering the relevant actors dedicated to urban development, climate action, and/or financing, and providing knowledge and understanding to these various actors. Its members represent many of the world’s largest city and subnational networks, major public and private financial institutions, governments, and international organizations. CCFLA consists of more than 60 members, representing the main market players in city-level climate finance.  

CCFLA was renewed along with the announcement of the Leadership for Urban Climate Investment (LUCI), initiated by a multi-stakeholder coalition led by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, and Nuclear Safety (BMU) at the UN SG Climate Summit in 2019. LUCI is a framework that elevates and tracks commitments made by Alliance member initiatives, by catalyzing action along the entire value chain of subnational climate finance from project conception through financing.  


CPI is seeking two dynamic, proactive, hands-on, highly organized, detail-oriented, and motivated individuals to join our team. You will work in close cooperation with a range of national and international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking to build a career in the international development and/or climate finance arena.

Day-to-day tasks will include a range of activities: from planning and executing membership and external engagement events to contributing to Alliance analytical products and action groups, to grant reporting and providing updates to Alliance Members and stakeholders. Ultimately, you will play a crucial role in helping CPI both shape and execute CCFLA as a high-impact and highly relevant initiative.


Primary duties and responsibilities includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Draft and edit internal and external written products including emails, memos, meeting and event summaries, PowerPoint presentations, newsletters, and website content
  • Contribute to high-quality Alliance analytical products, including policy briefs, reports, and statements
  • Coordinate and organize external engagement events with Alliance members and stakeholders
  • Support the Program Manager on reporting requirements to the program’s funders as well as impact reporting 
  • Support the Program Manager in drafting grant proposals for expanded Alliance work
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe, including analysts, operations, and communications team members


  • Demonstrable professional experience delivering whole or part of a project, ideally in an international setting.
  • Demonstrated experience communicating complex topics.
  • Knowledge of cities policy environment, finance, and/or key climate finance issues is highly desirable.
  • Undergraduate Degree in International Development/Affairs, Public Policy, Economics, Communications, Finance, Urban Planning (or related, relevant field) or equivalent professional experience. Graduate Degree desirable
  • Written and spoken fluency in English is required; other language skills desirable.


  • You are committed to CPI’s mission and values
  • You are an excellent communicator, both written and verbal
  • You are extremely organized, capable of managing multiple tasks and priorities and can manage your workload efficiently
  • You are detail oriented and take pride in every task you deliver
  • You can communicate and manage politically sensitive matters strategically and diplomatically
  • You are self-motivated and capable of working with limited supervision
  • You are able to keep calm under pressure


  • Location: London or Washington DC. (For candidates based in the US, you must have the right to live and work there already – CPI is unable to offer visa sponsorship for this position.)
  • UK Salary Range: £35,000 – £45,000 per annum depending on experience. You are self-motivated and capable of working with limited supervision
  • US Salary Range: $65,000 – $75,000 per annum depending on experience.

If you are interested in joining CPI but are seeking a Senior Program Associate role please do reach out to as we would be happy to discuss our upcoming roles with you. 


Please visit our website to submit your application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume, (2) a cover letter detailing how your skills and experience match the requirements listed as well as why you want to work with CPI.

The position will remain open until we find the right candidates to join our team. Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis and we therefore encourage you to submit your application at the earliest opportunity. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted. Please add to your contact list to ensure delivery of all correspondence from us.

Climate Policy Initiative is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we are working to embed DEI across every facet of our organisation. 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.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.


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