Development Advisor



Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Friday, 2nd March 2018  

E3G is looking for a dynamic individual to support its CEO and senior management in developing and expanding its programmes and impact.

About E3G

E3G is a European think tank working globally to accelerate the transition to a clean, resilient economy.

E3G has offices in Berlin, Brussels, London and Washington DC and active programmes across Europe, Latin America and Asia.

E3G builds cross-sectoral coalitions to achieve carefully defined outcomes, strategically chosen for their capacity to leverage broad change.

E3G was ranked the world’s 5th most influential global environmental think tank in 2016 and 2017 in the “UPenn GoTo Thinktank Rating”

Context and role

E3G is growing and evolving rapidly to meet the opportunities and challenges of the accelerating global climate transition. In the past few years E3G has expanded its original programme areas of political analysis, climate diplomacy, EU energy policy and climate security to include a strong focus on private and public finance reform, and growing teams tackling sustainable infrastructure, social transitions and economic governance.

This expanded scope means that E3G is now working in more places, on more issues and with a greater variety of partners than ever before. Supporting this requires increased investment in communication, learning, integration, fundraising and management.

E3G’s CEO Nick Mabey has overall responsibility for ensuring E3G’s ambitious internal and external development plans are delivered. E3G is looking for a dynamic individual to support Nick, and other E3G senior managers, in delivering these responsibilities. The candidate will help develop new initiatives, partnerships and E3G programme areas, support fundraising for new projects and help strengthen and support E3G’s internal management and learning systems.

The candidate will work directly to Nick Mabey, E3G’s CEO, and will also be involved in supporting his public communications in producing op-eds, thought pieces and speeches

Profile & requirements

  • You are passionate about making positive change in the world.
  • You will have at least 3-5 years of work experience, a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required) and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable).
  • You have strong political understanding, influencing skills and inter-personal skills. You prioritise achieving outcomes over running activities.
  • You have some practical experience, and a keen interest, in how organisations work, of management approaches and of delivering projects on time and to quality.
  • You will have experience of project development and fundraising from various sources. Experience of EU and government fundraising would be a particular advantage.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • You are used to operating internationally, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity and be prepared to travel as required by the role. A good working knowledge of at least one language besides English would be an advantage.

A competitive remuneration package will be offered based on qualifications and experience. This position is programmed to start as soon as possible working from E3G’s London Office.

Application information

Please email your application in English to

Please write ‘Development Advisor 2018', your name & 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;
  • Writing samples where you have been the main author, including fundraising proposals if possible

The deadline for applications is 2nd March. Interviews will be held in week of March 12th.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we regret that we will only be able to respond to candidates who are shortlisted for an interview.

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