Policy Advisor, Sustainable Finance, Berlin
Based in Berlin, this role will lead on E3G’s sustainable finance work in Germany and support work across the European Union, including Central and Eastern Europe.
E3G is an independent European climate change think tank with a global outlook. We are world-leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all.
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 is consistently ranked as one of the top ten most influential environmental think tank’s in the world by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index.
E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
- Responsible for planning and delivering a program of work which will support Germany to: i) put in place high-ambition domestic sustainable finance policies, ii) support high-ambition EU sustainable finance outcomes, iii) make sustainable finance a diplomatic priority. This will include identifying ambitious policy outcomes together with a plan for delivery, and taking forward associated work in the context of E3G’s broader strategy for delivering strong climate policy outcomes in Germany.
- Playing a leading role to support E3G’s sustainable finance work in Central & Eastern Europe. Working with colleagues from other E3G programs as part of a broader ‘CEE Hub’ team based in Berlin and also working in partnership with colleagues in Brussels who focus on sustainable finance.
- Supporting E3G’s work on sustainable finance at EU level as part of a wider team, working in close coordination with colleagues based in Brussels to deliver a program of work which aims to ensure that Europe is a highly ambitious international norm-setter in sustainable finance.
- Tracking and analysing sustainable finance policy and political developments in Germany (and in other EU countries as required). Acting as an internal point of expertise and proactively providing timely updates and analysis both to E3G colleagues and to external stakeholders.
- Managing stakeholder relationships in Germany, CEE and EU. Developing, nurturing and supporting core local and regional partnerships and building relationships of trust with policy stakeholders.
- Contributing to E3G thought leadership and communications on sustainable finance, including delivery of relevant qualitative and quantitative analysis, research, blogs and articles and reports. Developing and presenting policy recommendations to decision-makers.
- Contributing to development of programme and project strategies and plans, to monitoring, evaluation and learning from project work, and to supporting strong E3G relationships with funders.
- Working collaboratively and proactively with E3G staff from other programmes on cross-cutting themes and outputs.
- International travel may be required from time to time.
Experience and Skills
The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:
- An undergraduate degree, and ideally a post graduate degree, in a relevant discipline such as politics, social sciences, economics, climate change and environment, foreign policy.
- Several years’ relevant professional experience and track record in a relevant setting e.g. political, policy or research in government or international institution, civil society, think tank or research institute;
- A good understanding of the German policy landscape on topics related to sustainability and finance, including past and current European and German sustainable finance policy developments. Knowledge of or experience in CEE policy landscape and decision-making processes would be an advantage.
- The candidate should be able to demonstrate a high level of initiative and be positive, organised, resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time. They should demonstrate attention to detail combined with the ability to analyse complex information to create high-level summaries. Experience of project management would be an advantage.
- Very strong English and German written and verbal communication skills. A good working knowledge of any other European language would be an advantage.
- Experience of building relationships and networks, and working with partner organisations, coalitions, and networks including senior stakeholders.
- Experience of advocating for solutions, and of communicating using a range of different media, e.g. reports, blogs, social media.
Please email your application in English to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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
Must have the right to work in the UK/Germany/Brussels/US (delete as appropriate)
The deadline for applications is midnight on 8th August 2021.
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.