Policy Advisor, Macroeconomics, Clean Economy

E3G seeks a strategic thinker to develop, shape, and deliver E3G’s work on macroeconomics in the context of the transition to a climate-neutral world that needs to happen by midcentury. This position will be part of a strong transatlantic Clean Economy program team with a focus on the IMF and macroeconomic/financial institutions, including Central Banks. The position is offered on a 1-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension. It has a flexible location and may be based in Washington DC.

About E3G

E3G Inc. is an independent climate change think tank with a global outlook and a fast-growing office in Washington DC. We work on the frontier of the climate landscape to make the necessary possible, tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action. We are world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, consistently ranked as one of the top-ten most influential environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Undertaking analysis: Producing high-quality analysis and communication materials around political and policy issues related to macroeconomic fundamentals and international fiscal space;
  • Developing proposals: Developing practical political strategy and proposals to support policies aligned with reform of international macroeconomics 
  • Tracking progress: Monitoring key developments around the fiscal rules of major economies and interpreting them in the context of E3G’s work.
  • Influencing and shaping: Devising concepts for the cross-cutting policies and institutions needed to deliver a clean, climate-neutral economy, the foundations of which must be laid now.
  • Advocacy: Building coalitions around reform to strengthen the international financial architecture with a view to enabling and supporting the climate transition. Working with key governmental and non-governmental stakeholders to accelerate action.
  • Managing relationships: Engaging with and helping to convene key stakeholder networks and supporting NGOs, businesses, cities and investor groups, as well as managing relationships with these stakeholders 
  • Internal support: providing policy analysis as needed to support the Senior Policy Advisor on Macroeconomics; playing an active role in developing E3G’s Clean Economy Programme through intelligence gathering, network building and insights into EU politics going beyond the role’s core focus. 
  • Challenging the status quo: Scrutinizing the existing international financial architecture and challenging some traditional macroeconomic thinking, in order to better underpin the climate transition.

Ideal Candidate

You are intellectually curious and enthusiastic about developing solutions in the transition towards climate neutral and resilient economies. You are committed to high quality outputs even when under pressure and use collaboration to get to better outcomes. You are a creative thinker and able to learn fast. You are able to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses and work in a team of diverse personalities. You are comfortable with complex research projects and confident in running analytical processes. You will be able to identify and engage with a range of external stakeholders to understand and engage with their perspectives and communicate your ideas and findings to a varied audience.

Qualifications

  • At least 3-5 years of relevant professional experience; Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required); post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desired).
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in working on macroeconomics and the global financial architecture with experience around policy and delivery in at least one of these areas and experience building new stakeholder relationships and partnerships.
  • Track record of problem solving and research as well as the ability to get up to speed on a new topic and come to evidence-based judgements.
  • Strong team player who pays attention to detail and works effectively to support shared team outcomes; Operates skilfully within diverse teams, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity.
  • Additional experience in the US government and/or in any of the Bretton Woods institutions would be desirable, particularly the IMF.  
  • Communicate effectively in written and spoken English. Additional working knowledge of at least one European Union language or Chinese would be an advantage; able to influence decision-makers from government, business, finance and civil society.

Further details

E3G Inc. is the U.S.-based affiliate of E3G which has offices in London, Brussels, and Berlin. E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background. A remuneration package competitive with the non-profit sector will be offered. E3G Inc. operates a flexible working environment, and in the context of COVID-19, remote work may be considered. However, candidates must have Washington DC as an anchor working location and have the right to work in the USA. E3G Inc. s unable to provide relocation assistance or visa support. Post pandemic, international travel will be required.

Please submit in English (i) a CV of maximum two pages and (ii) a cover letter of no more than one page outlining why you are applying for this role, when you would be able to start, and confirming your right to work in the USA. Please combine the CV and cover letter into one file. Email your application to jobs@e3g.org, with the following subject line: Policy Advisor Macroeconomics Firstname Surname.  The deadline for applications is midnight EST on Sunday March 7th. Interviews will be held in the first half of March. Please note that we will not be able to reply to every applicant due to limited resources.

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