Senior Climate and Energy Policy Analyst Australia-Pacific Office

  • Deadline: 15.03.2023
  • Start: as soon as possible
  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Terms: Initial two-year contract with a view to extension based on performance and funding – we are interested in and seek a long-term cooperation.

We are currently seeking a Senior Climate and Energy Policy Analyst to join our Climate Analytics Australia-Pacific office and be member of our international and diverse Climate Policy Team. You will work across several projects, with a focus on assessing and/or developing national and sectoral climate change targets, policies and action.

The Climate Policy Team is engaged in a variety of projects, with interest in energy system transformations, fossil fuels phase out, sectoral analyses, evaluation of national and climate action, and analyses of the socio-economic co-benefits of climate change mitigation measures.

Your Responsibilities

  • Lead development and acquisition of new projects and coordinate with the Office Director, project development and project management staff on content and budget
  • Coordinate with project partners and relevant stakeholders – both internally and externally
  • Lead quantitative and qualitative analytical research on mitigation related issues, in particular energy system transformation in the Asia-Pacific Region
  • Contribute to various projects, including the Climate Action Tracker, Climate Transparency Report, 1.5 National Pathways Explorer projects, by analysing policy developments and GHG emissions trajectory of different countries for Australia and other countries in the Asia Pacific region
  • You will undertake independent structured research and review of climate policy literature – both economy-wide and sectoral
  • You will collect and analyse energy and emissions data, including emissions inventories and projections, mitigation strategies, technology and demand changes, with a focus on sectoral transformations and their contribution to climate mitigation
  • You will deliver policy-relevant analyses and research by writing of reports, policy briefings and other information material
  • You contribute to the outreach associated with policy analyses, including media interviews and written outputs such as blogs and articles
  • You prepare and participate in partner meetings, workshops and other events as needed (which may incl. travel within Australia and the Asian region)
  • Coordinate projects with relevant stakeholders and project partners – both internally and externally
  • Represent Climate Analytics and project teams in meetings and conferences and disseminate project results
  • You support the timely delivery of policy analyses generally, as well as providing support to other Climate Policy Team projects, as required
  • Oversight of political framing of Climate Policy Team Projects’ deliverables
  • Support and guidance to all Climate Policy Team members in narrative building to ensure political relevance and usability by audience
  • Quality control of research and analysis work
  • Work closely with the leaders of the climate policy team to ensure alignment of content, methodologies and overall work programme

Your Profile

You will ideally have the following qualifications and skills:

  • Graduate degree in climate related studies, or equivalent experience and track record, in climate and energy policy analysis, particularly in the quantitative area
  • At least 5 years of relevant work experience in the field, with more recent experience at the senior level, with a proven quantitative climate policy analysis track record, with an ability to guide thought leadership skills and oversee quantitative work in the team
  • Understanding of modelling concepts and experience in energy/emissions scenario analysis
  • Strong overview of the climate and energy issues involved with 1.5 degree pathway analysis, and an application of qualitative methods to policy analysis in this area
  • Track record of inter-disciplinary work and a profound interest in understanding and addressing international, regional, national and sub-national challenges to climate change policy
  • Familiarity with national GHG emissions inventories and sectoral energy trends is desirable
  • At least 3-4 years of proven management and/or team leadership skills and experience with a demonstrated aptitude for teamwork and ability to manage a diverse array of people
  • Knowledge of modelling frameworks such as LEAP is not required but would be an advantage
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, especially Excel
  • Excellent English writing and verbal skills

We offer

  • A job with purpose. With us you will work in a team of highly engaged people and with your skills you can make a positive contribution to our work in the field of climate change mitigation
  • We are a diverse and inclusive team and welcome your application regardless of your gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, religion, ethnicity, age, neurodiversity, disability status, citizenship, or any other aspect that makes you unique
  • We are working in a positive and inspiring working atmosphere with an international team. Our office in Perth is located in Fremantle
  • Deadline: 15.03.2023
  • Start: as soon as possible
  • Location: Perth, Australia
  • Terms: Initial two-year contract with a view to extension based on performance and funding – we are interested in and seek a long-term cooperation.

Please apply with your CV, cover letter and a list of three referees in PDF format by 15.03.2023 and indicate in your cover letter your earliest start date and your salary expectations.
Please apply exclusively using the application form. Applications by email or by post can unfortunately not be processed.