Policy Advisor, Steel Transition, London or EU

E3G – a recognised global leader in the political economy of the climate transition – is looking for a Policy Advisor to support its Clean Economy Programme in driving our strategy on steel sector transition. This role is based in Europe: in E3G’s London, Brussels or Berlin offices. 

Context and overview of role 

E3G is an independent European climate change think tank with a global outlook. We work on the frontier of the climate landscape, tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action. 

E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.  

A transformation to a global climate neutral economy must happen by mid-century if we are to avoid dangerous climate change. Europe will be a major venue for making progress in the coming years. The foundations of the clean economy need to be laid now. This includes addressing the workings of those institutions that govern how economies trade, regulate competition and monopolies, and govern all other workings of an economy. E3G’s Clean Economy programme works to make this transformation a reality. 

The new Policy Advisor role will shape and deliver E3G’s strategy to accelerate steel sector decarbonisation and transformation in Europe and beyond. The successful candidate will work closely with the Programme Lead to activate a wider community of organizations on steel decarbonisation, identify hooks for campaigning, open up a new diplomacy front on steel and identify progressive industrial companies who are willing to work constructively in this area. The position is offered on a 1-year fixed-term basis with the possibility of further extension. 

Key responsibilities 

  • Lead on E3G’s strategy to accelerate steel decarbonization in Europe and beyond, in collaboration with the wider Clean Economy team. 
  • Work in close collaboration with European Beyond Coal to develop a campaigning strategy on steel transition, convening civil society actors, undertaking analysis, understanding the politics of change, building coalitions and leading interventions around steel sector decarbonization in Europe and internationally; 
  • Monitoring key policy debates and developments in Europe and internationally related to steel sector decarbonization and industrial policy and interpreting them in the context of E3G’s work; 
  • Engaging with and helping to convene key stakeholders in government, civil society and the private sector; 
  • Organising and participating in stakeholder discussions and workshops; managing relationships with stakeholders; 
  • Contributing to the wider development of E3G as an organisation; 
  • Travel may be required, but we are open to discussing this if this would otherwise become a barrier to your application. 

Person Description 

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, able to learn fast and show positivity in finding solutions. 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.  

Experience and skills 

The successful candidate will bring relevant professional experience with progressive levels of responsibilities and a track record of achievements in the following areas: 

  • Have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (required) and post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (highly desirable). 
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in working on steel sector decarbonization and an understanding of European climate and industrial policy more broadly. You bring expertise and established networks in at least one of these areas.  
  • Have a track record of problem solving, research and strategy development. You are able to familiarise yourself with a new topic and come to evidence-based judgements. 
  • Demonstrate a track-record of building new stakeholder relationships and partnerships (required). 
  • Be a strong team player, pay attention to detail and work effectively to support shared team outcomes. 
  • Have very strong written communication skills and impeccable English. 
  • Be confident influencing decision-makers from government, business, finance and civil society. 
  • Used to operating within diverse teams, with a high degree of cultural sensitivity. 

Expect a salary competitive in the non-profit sector based on qualifications and experience. E3G is open to discussing flexible working arrangements.  

How to apply 

Please email your application in English to jobs@e3g.org. Please write ‘Policy Advisor Steel Transition January 2022′ as well as your first 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 why you are applying for this role and when you would be able to start. Applications without cover letters will not be considered. 

Candidates must have the right to work in the UK or the European Union. Within Europe, E3G has offices in London, Brussels, Berlin and Dublin.  

The deadline for applications is 6th February 2022.  

We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion. 

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