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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
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Salary (Maximum)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 15/05/2020
Company Name Climate Policy Initiative
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Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works to improve the most important energy, infrastructure 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 Brazil, 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 mapping of the climate finance landscape, the governance of funds, the evaluation of their allocation and effectiveness, and the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests.

Under the supervision and guidance of the Associate Director of CPI’s Rio de Janeiro office, the Analyst undertakes robust and careful analysis applied to Brazil’s context, drawing on methodologies from micro- and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioral science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, and other academic and commercial disciplines.

In conducting analysis, the Analyst is required to work in close cooperation with a range of national and international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams throughout the world. Previous work experience with climate policy, finance, regulation, and carbon markets, as well as knowledge and understanding of Brazil’s regulatory institutions and/or multilateral or bilateral financial institutions and national or regional development banks and/or private finance institutions are valuable assets.

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Perform rigorous quantitative evaluation of national and international climate finance flows directed towards infrastructure, energy and land use in Brazil, conduct analysis of existing climate finance mechanisms and of sectoral policies, such as infrastructure, energy and land use, and contribute to the design of innovative finance mechanisms to drive investment to sustainable infrastructure and conservation of native vegetation.
  • Under the direction of the Associate Director, 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, technical notes, and presentations
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe
  • Produce high-quality materials on demanding deadlines


  • At least two years of professional experience
  • Experience analyzing climate finance, economics of policy choices, and/or economic instruments applied to the infrastructure, energy and/or land use sectors. Private sector experience and/or government or multi-lateral experience is valuable
  • BA or BS degree required with coursework in finance, economics, and policy
  • Master’s degree in Economics, Finance, Public Policy, or a related, quantitatively rigorous field strongly preferred

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • Understanding of current climate and sectoral policies under discussion in Brazil, such as infrastructure, energy and/or land use, with a specific focus on the interaction with finance
  • Knowledge and experience of analyzing climate finance flows and mechanisms in Brazil and/or internationally. Financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling experience would be a plus
  • Experience in financial modeling and/or macroeconomic modeling would be a plus
  • 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 Portuguese and 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 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, but may require occasional regional and international travel. During the current coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, CPI has adopted a work from home policy. 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/resume, (2) a cover letter outlining how your skills and experience match the above criteria and why you wish to work with CPI. Please also include a writing sample of 5 pages or less that has not been edited by anyone other than yourself at the end of the cover letter.

Please submit your application by midnight PST on Friday 15th May 2020.

Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

Climate Policy Initiative is an equal opportunity employer

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