Climate Policy Initiative is hiring an
CPI is an analysis and advisory organization with deep expertise in finance and policy. Our mission is to help governments, businesses, and financial institutions drive economic growth while addressing climate change. CPI has six offices around the world in Brazil, India, Indonesia, the United Kingdom, and the United States (San Francisco and Washington D.C).
CPI is known as a leader in tracking sustainable investment trends, identifying innovative business models, and supporting the solutions that can drive the transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient, inclusive economy. We are unique in our focus on finance, our ability to get the right people to the table, and our analytical rigor.
ABOUT JUST TRANSITION FINANCE
Rooted in sub-national and sector-specific contexts, CPI’s Just Transition Finance programme is focused on combining analyses of socio-economic impacts of low-carbon transitions on various actors (workers and communities, public and private employers, governments, financial institutions), with an array of policy tools and financial instruments and mechanisms to address transition impacts and create opportunities for sustainable, just, and equitable development.
The objective of CPI’s Just Transition Finance programme in India is to create comprehensive sectoral just transition frameworks, structured around utilization of limited public funds, international development capital and carbon finance to address short-to-near-term actor-level transition impacts. The intended outcome of the programme is to inform and build institutional capacity on how to manage the risks of low-carbon transitions, ensure equitable distribution of economic costs and benefits and restore socio-economic and environmental damage. Under this programme, CPI is actively engaging with policy makers at a regional level, civil society and academic institutions, financial institutions, and state-owned enterprises.
The Analyst will be part of the Climate Finance team in India and will undertake robust and careful analysis to develop sectoral just transition frameworks, policy recommendations and financial mechanisms, drawing on methodologies from economics, finance, public policy and other disciplines.
In addition to analytical work, the Analyst will support the communication and continued engagement with a range of national and international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with other CPI teams globally.
The Analyst’s primary focus will be on Just Transition Finance but will form an integral part of the CPI Climate Finance team and have the opportunity to collaborate with other Climate Finance programs.
PRIMARY DUTIES RESPONSIBILITIES
The Analyst will work across three main areas of work: (1) Research & analysis, (2) Stakeholder engagement, and (3) Written communication.
• Collaborate with CPI’s team to refine strategy and framework on just transition.
• Conduct quantitative and qualitative evaluation on transition impacts and costs.
• Identifying sources, type and structures of finance required to provide transition assistance.
• Active participation and contribution to stakeholder meetings acting on behalf of CPI.
• Support in engagements with prospective funders, collaborators.
• Support with development of proposals.
• Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe.
• Share responsibility with team members for monitoring the progress of the workplan and production of deliverables as per timelines.
• Writing and editing of high-quality products, including reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations.
• Others, as assigned
QUALIFICATIONS & EXPERIENCE
• Master’s degree required in the fields of economics, finance, international/sustainable development, public policy, management, or another relevant field. Candidates without such a qualification will only be considered if significant relevant work experience can be demonstrated.
• Experience analysing India’s energy transition and knowledge about transition issues and risks.
• Knowledge of major policies, regulations and developments pertaining to India’s energy sector.
• Sound understanding of finance, knowledge of public finance in the Indian context preferred.
• Knowledge about international development finance, financial institutions and carbon finance.
• General knowledge about public schemes on socio-economic development in India.
• Experience in undertaking stakeholder consultations with public and private sector entities.
• On-ground experience working in coal-endowed states is highly desirable but not necessary.
• Microsoft office skills
COMPETENCIES & PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES
• Strong analytical and research skills
• Experience working with multiple stakeholders
• Strong attention to detail, organization, time management, and prioritization skills
• Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
• Ability to confidently work autonomously and oversee the work of others effectively
• Deep commitment to the mission and values of CPI.
• Fluency in English required (written and verbal). Fluency in Hindi is a plus.
TITLE & LOCATION
Analyst, Just Transition Finance is a full-time position based in our India office in New Delhi. CPI has adopted a flexible working policy whereby staff are able to mix working remotely with regular days in the office (particularly helpful for interacting with the wider CPI team, specific team meetings and collaboration).
CPI offers a highly competitive salary and benefits package. Compensation will depend on location and be commensurate with experience and in line with CPI’s compensation structure.
Please apply by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org with cc to email@example.com. The application documents must include your:
(1) CV, and
(2) Cover letter outlining why you want to work with CPI and on the Just Transition Finance programme, and how your skills and experience align with the above criteria.
Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.
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.