Policy and Financial Analyst
The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is seeking to hire a Policy and Financial Analyst based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.
The Policy and Financial Analyst will support CCAP’s U.S. and international climate policy work, including the Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) initiative, which seeks to catalyze the development of climate change mitigation policies in developing countries in Latin America and Asia. In particular, the Analyst will undertake financial analyses to support CCAP’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) development work in partner countries in sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and waste management.
- Conduct financial analyses of clean energy and other low carbon projects and evaluate how different types of incentives can improve the economics of those projects.
- Review and assess the applicability of best practice financial models and policy approaches to particular circumstances in developing countries.
- Conduct technical and economic analyses on climate mitigation projects and strategies to assess emission reduction potential and cost of different mitigation options.
- Research and analyze climate and energy policies in the U.S. and internationally, including in developing countries
- Prepare high-quality deliverables such as policy reports, quantitative analyses, financial models, briefing memos, studies, etc.
- Prepare and deliver presentations and outreach materials.
- Help with general preparation for CCAP conferences and workshops.
- Proactively liaise with outside experts, technical consultants, and international policymakers.
The successful candidate for this position will be an articulate professional with experience in climate and energy policy, project-level financial analysis, and stakeholder outreach. Ideal applicants will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:
- Master’s degree in business, economics, public policy or related degree;
- Minimum of 2 years professional experience in conducting economic and financial analyses of climate policies and projects in sectors including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and/or waste management – experience in conducting financial analysis of project cash flows is essential;
- Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
- Excellent research skills required with ability to conduct research on complicated policy issues in relevant areas, especially in circumstances where information availability is limited;
- Excellent oral and written communications skills required, with the ability to effectively communicate technical analyses with both policy and analytic audiences;
- Demonstrated professionalism in dealing with external stakeholders and experience in organizing conferences or workshops;
- Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and timeliness with deliverables;
- Fluency in Spanish a plus;
- Ability to multi-task and work in a highly collaborative environment; and
- A sense of humor, adaptability, humility, and creativity.
This position pays an annual salary between $55,000 and $65,000, depending on experience.
Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or pdf format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “Policy and Financial Analyst” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail.
All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States.