Climate Policy Initiative Job Vacancy: Analyst, Jakarta - Indonesian

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 Brasil, Europe, India, Indonesia, Kenya 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’s Climate Finance program guides decision makers who are working to ensure economic growth while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. Enough capital exists to transition the world into a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. However, current investment in climate-friendly development falls far short of the need. CPI works to redirect finance from high- to low-carbon activities and helps decision makers use their resources wisely. We provide much-needed information on climate finance flows, apply in-depth analysis to guide decision makers on their efforts, and support innovation in finance to address investors’ needs and lower costs.

Position Summary
CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem solving. The role of Analyst supports the deliverables of CPI’s international Climate Finance work stream, focusing on issues such as the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests, and the potential for financial and policy innovations to drive a transition to low carbon energy.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Director of CPI’s Indonesia office and a Senior Analyst, the Analyst undertakes robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from finance, economics, and public policy (a more focused skill on micro- and macroeconomics, behavioral science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, or other academic and commercial disciplines are considered an advantage).

In conducting analysis, the Analyst is required to work in close cooperation with a range of stakeholders (local and international partners, financial institutions, project developers, energy utilities, government agencies and other private sector actors) as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. Previous work experience in investment (in project finance, investment banking, investment management, or related fields), project developers, financial institutions, development banks, or consulting firms are valuable assets.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities 
Includes the following and others as assigned:
  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms, climate and energy policies, and clean energy development financing
  • Under the direction of Senior Analysts, 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
  • At least four years of professional experience
  • Experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, energy project investments in clean energy, and/or energy and climate markets. Private sector experience and/or government or multi-lateral experience is valuable
  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Economics, Engineering, Environmental Science or a related, quantitatively rigorous field required. Master's degree strongly preferred.
Competencies & Personal Attributes
  • Understanding of current climate and energy policies under discussion in Indonesia, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance
  • Experience in financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling of clean energy investment, and energy and climate markets
  • 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, and an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Superior English written and verbal communications skills
Location and compensation
CPI is hiring for one full-time Analyst position, open immediately. The position will be located in Jakarta but may require frequent regional travel and occasional international travel. CPI offers an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be based on experience.

To apply
Visit this LINK to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV and (2) a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience meet the above criteria and why you want to work with CPI, followed by a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself.

Applicants must have the right to live and work in Indonesia.

Please submit your application by midnight WIB on Friday 30th November 2018.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Climate Policy Initiative is an equal opportunity employer.