Position Summary

CPI’s India office is hiring an Analyst to support the deliverables of the Climate, Green and Sustainable Finance workstream.

Under the supervision and guidance of senior staff, Analysts undertake robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from micro and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioural science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, and other academic and commercial disciplines. Analysts work in close cooperation with a range of international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams across the globe.

CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem-solving.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Further work in the area of climate risk and overall risk management stream with a focus on climate change from a development lens
  • Perform rigorous quantitative and qualitative evaluations of national and international climate finance mechanisms, risk management mechanisms, and interactions between public and private actors and resources.  
  • Support the writing and editing of 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
  • Support opportunities identified to develop and consolidate work streams and develop funding proposals under the guidance of senior management.
  • Engage clients, and advise policymakers and investors on the implications of research findings under the supervision of senior management
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working on global projects in climate finance tracking, green finance in cities, research and analytical work in the areas of sustainable/green/climate finance.

Qualifications & Experience

  • Experience in financial services, management consulting, international non-profit, or development financial institutions is mandatory.
  • Background in the Financial sector – Banking/capital markets/insurance is mandatory
  • Knowledge in Banking or capital markets or insurance regulations is mandatory
  • Experience in credit risk/market risk/operational risk is mandatory
  • Knowledge in climate finance and the financial sector actors is useful.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, Engineering or any other relevant field. A Master’s degree in finance, risk, and economics would be preferred.

Competencies & Personal Attributes 

  • Quantitative analysis skills
  • Advanced user of MS Office suite, in particular, Excel
  • Independent, analytical mind with a track record of applying sound financial, political and strategic judgment to complex issues
  • Flexibility, professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and an ability to interact with a diverse array of people
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, time management, and prioritization skills
  • Superior English written and verbal communications skills
  • An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines, if required
  • Willingness to travel domestically

Position Details

CPI is hiring for one full-time position, open immediately to be based in our New Delhi office. The CPI team is currently working in a hybrid manner.

CPI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be based on experience.

To apply

Click here to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents:

(1) CV/resume no longer than 2 pages; and
(2) a cover letter outlining why you want to work with CPI and how your skills and experience align with the above requirements. 

Please submit your application by midnight IST on June 7, 2023.

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.

About CPI

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works to improve the most important energy and land use policies worldwide, with a particular focus on finance. CPI supports decision-makers through in-depth analysis of what works and what does not. CPI works in places with the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, Europe, India, Indonesia and the United States. Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risks. CPI focuses on the nexus of policy and finance with deep expertise across Energy Transition and improving access to clean energy, Green Cities and Sustainable Infrastructure, Forests and Land Use, Adaptation & Resilience, Nature-based Solutions, Sustainable Agriculture and other related climate sectors.

CPI is a small but dynamic organization, with a global reach and an entrepreneurial culture. We work hard to maintain an idea-driven, collaborative environment across all our teams. CPI’s team has significant experience in economics, finance, government, industry, law and policy.

CPI’s India office focuses on three workstreams:

  1. Policy and Regulatory interventions to accelerate Climate Finance, Green Finance, and Sustainable Finance in India by informing regulation and policy and building on the work carried out by CPI under the Task Force for Sustainable Finance led by the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance;
  2. Financing Energy Transition including electricity transition, industrial decarbonization and transport decarbonization which focuses on recommending financing interventions to accelerate investments for a low-carbon economy; and and
  3. Enabling Capital through project preparatory facilities (PPF), technical assistance (TA) programs and risk mitigation mechanisms focusing on enabling private capital through project preparatory support, investment advisory and pipeline generation support, and designing blended finance and risk mitigation structures.

The nature of the work varies across consulting projects, research projects and program management.  


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