Researcher, Climate and Energy Transition Diplomacy (Russia focus), London or Berlin
E3G is looking for a researcher to join its Clean Economy team to support diplomacy to facilitate a transition of fossil fuel dependent countries, with an initial focus on Russia. The role is based in E3G’s London or Berlin office1.
E3G is an independent European climate change think tank with a global outlook. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action to building a climate safe world.
E3G operates around the world with offices in Berlin, Brussels, Dublin, London and Washington. D.C. 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 is looking for a Researcher to join its growing Clean Economy team. A recognised global leader in innovative diplomacy, E3G is increasing its capacity to respond to the challenge of deepening global climate cooperation with a focus on engaging fossil fuel dependent countries in the transition, in particular Russia.
E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.
E3G offers a dynamic and fast paced working environment that will value your insight, initiative and collaboration wherever you are in the organisation.
The candidate will mainly work as a researcher for the Climate Neutral Energy Systems team in E3G’s Clean Economy programme as it is building up its work on facilitating a global transition towards a clean economy, away from fossil fuels. It will closely collaborate with E3G’s climate diplomacy team to develop adequate diplomatic engagement strategies.
The candidate will report to the Senior Policy Advisor on Energy Diplomacy in the Clean Economy team.
Key responsibilities include:
- Prepare clear, accessible research and analysis to inform policy briefings, reports and presentations regarding international climate and energy politics, particularly on the opportunities for bilateral climate cooperation between UK and Russia and between the EU, UK and other fossil fuel producers.
- Support preparations and running of workshops and meetings internally and with external partners from the civil society, private sector and government. Initial focus will be on workshops regarding UK-Russia cooperation on climate change.
- Provide administrative and organisational support, including note taking.
- International travel may be required from time to time but this should not prevent you from applying if circumstances do not allow you to.
We’re looking for a successful candidate who can demonstrate a range of qualifications, competencies and experience to fit the role, including:
- A high-quality degree and substantial self-led research experience in a professional or academic setting (required), preferably on political economy, climate policy, foreign policy, trade, geopolitics, energy or a related field (desired).
- Strong research, analytical and thinking skills with intellectual curiosity and creativity and proficiency working with complex information
- In addition to fluency in English, the ability to read, write and communicate in Russian proficiently enough to conduct research and logistical tasks (ca B2 and above level).
- Supportive, collaborative and open colleague and team player and ability to reflect on your own strengths and weaknesses
- Well organised and focused on delivering desired outputs, results and outcomes
- Adept at presenting clear, accessible analysis in written form and presenting ideas clearly and credibly with colleagues.
More detail about the role and the person specification will be explored during the interview process.
The candidate must have the right to work in either the UK or Germany. The role is designed as a full-time role but we are open to discussing other work arrangements. Remote working will be required during COVID restrictions, with the option to maintain a hybrid pattern post restrictions.
We offer a gross annual salary within the range of £27-£34k in the UK and €29-38k in Germany based on experience.
How to apply
Please email your application in English to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please write ‘Climate and Energy Transition Diplomacy Researcher’ as well as your first name and surname in the subject line.
- A CV of maximum two pages (without photo)
- 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 letter will not be considered.
The deadline for applications is 8 August. Interviews will start mid-August. We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.
1 We may be open to discussing other locations with E3G offices (Dublin, Brussels or Washington) given the specialist skills involved, please contact us beforehand in that case with your CV attached.