Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. CPI supports decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. CPI works in places that provide 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 risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. 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 offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem solving. Analysts support the deliverables of CPI’s international Climate Finance workstream, focusing on issues such as the governance of international funds, the evaluation of their allocation and effectiveness, and the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests.
Under the supervision and guidance of the country office Director, Analysts undertake robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from micro- and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioral 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.
We are looking for individuals that can demonstrate solid quantitative skills and have a proven interest in climate change, clean technology research, and/or policy analysis. We place a premium on problem-structuring ability, initiative, and on collaborative team players.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Includes the following and others as assigned:
- Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms and climate and energy policies
- Contribute to the design, management, and implementation of complex research assignments and analytical projects
- Engage clients throughout the research process and advise policymakers on the implications of research findings
- Assist in the writing and editing of high-quality CPI products, including full reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations
- Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe
- Produce high-quality materials on demanding deadlines
Experience & Competencies
- A commitment to CPI’s mission and values
- Undergraduate degree in finance, economics, and policy or related, quantitatively rigorous field or equivalent demonstrable professional working experience
- Experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, and/or energy and climate markets, cities/urban climate finance, land use finance and/or tracking climate finance.
- Understanding of current climate and energy policies under discussion in relevant countries, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance
- Proficient 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
- Exceptional attention to detail, organization, time management, and prioritization skills, and an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
- Outstanding written and verbal communication skills including fluency in English
- Postgraduate qualification in an abovementioned field
- Private sector and/or government or multi-lateral experience
- Experience in financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling of energy and climate markets
- Knowledge of database management systems such as SQL, R, Python
- Additional language skills, especially in languages used in CPI program countries
CPI is hiring for one full-time position, open immediately to be based in our New Delhi office. The CPI team is currently working remote due to the Coronavirus pandemic and the successful candidate will be supported by our HR and Operations team to get set up logistically during this period.
CPI offers a competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be based on experience.
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.
The position will remain open until we find the right candidate 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.