£24,000 - £30,000 based on qualifications and experience

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy

Closing date: Thursday, 08 June 2017

E3G is looking for a researcher comfortable with both quantitative and qualitative analysis to join its growing team. This new role will support the work of the Climate Diplomacy and Finance and Investment teams and focus on how redirecting finance and investment to deliver sustainable and inclusive development can be used as a means to achieve the Paris Agreement and Sustainable Development Goals.

If we are to limit average global temperature rises to 1.5/2°C then the transformation to a global low carbon economy must happen by mid-century. This, in turn, will require regulatory, market, economic and institutional reforms to reshape financial markets to be a force for good and actively deliver sustainable development outcomes – which is why there is a significant focus on the role of green and sustainable finance in achieving this.

This role will support the development of E3G’s work on green finance reforms and on developing our political economy mapping tool to build to case for countries to move further and faster on this agenda.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Indicator development, data gathering and analysis (both quantitative and qualitative)
  • Database development and management
  • Development of “visualisations” to convey complex statistical insights in easy to understand visual formats
  • Country research, testing and analysis to best understand countries’ core political economy dynamics and their alignment with the clean, resilient transition
  • Policy analysis – UK and overseas, including understanding the implications of the low carbon transition on the finance sector
  • Supporting and attending stakeholder convening, producing communications materials, tracking policy developments and undertaking short pieces of wider analysis.
  • Some travel may be required.

Experience and skills

  • You will also have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required) and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable).
  • You will have strong quantitative skills and good knowledge of Excel (required), database packages and visual programming languages such as “R” (desirable).
  • You will ideally have 2-5 years work experience.
  • You have some experience and a keen interest in working with real and political economy datasets.
  • You will have a track record of problem solving and research. You are able to quickly familiarise yourself with a new topic through self-led research including conversations with experts, assessing legislation or policy statements, and other data sources; including basic quantitative analysis.
  • You pay attention to detail and work effectively to support shared team outcomes. You have very strong written communication skills and impeccable English.
  • You demonstrate a high level of initiative and are positive, organised, stress-resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time.
  • A good working knowledge of at least one European Union language besides English would be an advantage.
  • A salary in the range of £24,000-£30,000 based on qualifications and experience is offered.

Please email your application in English to

Please write ‘Researcher May 2017' as well as your name and surname in the subject line.

Please include:

  • A CV of maximum two pages;
  • A cover letter of no more than one page outlining your motivation for the job and when you would be able to start;

The deadline for applications is Thursday 8th June 2017. Interviews will be held on Tuesday 13th and Wednesday 14th June.

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