Climate Policy Initiative Vacancy: Analyst, CPI Europe - Venice, Italy

Climate Policy Initiative Vacancy: Analyst, CPI Europe - Venice, Italy
Venice, Italy
Climate Policy Initiative is a team of analysts and advisors that works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. We answer pressing questions posed by decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. We work in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, and the United States. We typically partner with research and policy institutions in each of these locations to enhance our efforts through local resources and expertise.

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. The Indonesia program is CPI’s newest program, and is growing fast.  Our primary focus is on supporting government-led efforts to develop policies and incentives that improve the use and management of Indonesia’s valuable land and natural resources, and lay a strong foundation for achieving economic growth goals and environmental targets.
CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration and pragmatic problem solving. CPI is looking for two talented, highly skilled, and motivated analysts to join its European program. Analysts will support the delivery of CPI’s international climate finance program, with a focus on international climate finance, looking at issues such as the governance of international funds, the evaluation of their allocation and effectiveness, and the role of carbon markets in the wider climate picture.

Under the supervision of the Europe Senior Director, successful candidates will 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.

In conducting analysis, they will be required to work in close cooperation with a range of international partners from the policy, finance and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. Previous work experience with climate policy, carbon markets, finance, and regulation as well as knowledge and understanding of national regulatory institutions and/or multilateral or bilateral financial institutions and national or regional development banks would be valuable assets.
  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms and climate and energy policies.
  • Under the direction of the Europe Senior Director design, manage, and implement 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 in other countries.
  • Produce high-quality materials on short deadlines.
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, or a related, quantitatively rigorous field preferred.
  • 2+ years of experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, and/or energy and climate markets, government or multi-lateral experience valuable.
  • Understanding of current climate and energy policies under discussion in relevant countries, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance.
  • Experience in macroeconomic modeling of energy and climate markets.
  • An insightful, independent, analytical mind with a strong track record of applying sound political and strategic judgment in complex situations.
  • Outstanding English writing and verbal communication skills.  Comfort with and ability to communicate complex qualitative and quantitative analyses to expert as well as non-technical audiences.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, ability to interact with a diverse array of people, and a sense of humor.
  • A deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.
The position is available for immediate appointment, for a period of two years with the possibility for extension. The position will be located in Venice, Italy. CPI offers a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.
Please send your application including cover letter, CV, and one example of recent work to no later than June 30 2014.