(Senior) Policy Advisor, Leveraging Clean Energy Investment

E3G is looking for a Policy Advisor or Senior Policy Advisor to work on leveraging clean energy investment at scale to provide a targeted alternative to remaining new coal plant proposals.
(Senior) Policy Advisor, Leveraging Clean Energy Investment

Location: London / Brussels / Berlin / Washington D.C.


E3G is an international independent think tank working globally to accelerate the transition to a climate-safe world. We build the broad-based coalitions needed to deliver change. We pride ourselves on bringing independence to an often-polarised discussion and holding policy makers to account on their promises. E3G is consistently ranked as one of the top-ten most influential environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index.

This new role will work to leverage clean energy investment at scale to provide a targeted alternative to remaining new coal plant proposals.

There are a proliferation of initiatives seeking to accelerate clean energy deployment, spanning governments, multilateral development banks (MDBs), international institutions, and philanthropy. However they are insufficiently aligned and not yet providing sufficient scale and speed for renewables deployment. The role holder will work across this space to engage and activate key stakeholders to accelerate clean energy roll out, facilitating ‘no new coal’ policy decisions by governments and project developers alike.

This role is offered to the successful applicant on a flexible working contract, to start as soon as possible. E3G offers a dynamic and fast paced working environment that will value your insight, initiative, and collaboration wherever you are in the organisation.

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

Salary will be based on experience, skills and location. The salary band for Policy Advisors at E3G starts from £34,500, with Senior Policy Advisors starting from £41,000 (London office). 

This role can either be based out of E3G’s London, Berlin, Brussels or Washington D.C. offices or as an Associate in geographies where E3G does not have an office. Candidates must have the right to work in their desired location. E3G offers flexible working arrangements and operates a balanced office / home based working approach. We are open to exploring optimal working arrangements with the successful candidate.

Key Responsibilities

> Engage and activate key stakeholders, including:

  • Providers of public finance for clean energy, and the energy / financial architecture needed to underpin and catalyse this including MDBs, G7 Partnership for Investment and Infrastructure initiative, Just Energy Transition Partnerships (JETPs) and more.
  • Philanthropy in its support of energy transition and energy access through political advocacy, technical assistance and input to key initiatives (including the Energy Transition Council, JETPs).
  • Civil society stakeholders working to support and accelerate renewables deployment.
  • International institutions and networks with the technical know-how and diplomatic reach to advocate for practical policy actions, including the Energy Transition Council, IEA, IRENA.
  • Progressive private sector actors including Trade Associations, Chambers of Commerce in target countries, and companies able to engage in project-specific and / or national policy interventions.

> Cooperating with stakeholders to encourage and accelerate China’s pivot from coal to clean, including through fostering cooperation on Renewables deployment instead of coal through the Belt and Road Initiative.

> Work in tandem with the wider team to identify priority targets for No New Coal and clean energy engagements across the coal-to-clean spectrum and maximise the effectiveness of interventions.

 Person Specification

  • A high-quality degree, ideally at post graduate level, in a relevant discipline (e.g., climate change, international relations, energy, economics, politics, development, international trade, geography).
  • Relevant professional experience and track record in energy or related setting (e.g., political, policy or research in government or international institution, civil society, think tank or research institute).
  • Excellent analytical and strategic thinking with an aptitude for learning new areas and applying knowledge and ideas across boundaries.
  • Credible, cooperative and diplomatic approach to relationship and network building and agility to work with diverse stakeholders at all levels and across boundaries. Existing networks in clean energy, energy transitions and diplomacy would be helpful.
  • Adept at presenting clear, accessible work in written form and presenting ideas clearly and credibly with colleagues.  
  • Demonstrate a high level of initiative and be positive, organised, resilient and able to deliver high quality work on time. 
  • Excellent written and spoken English.

How to Apply

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.

The deadline for applications is Sunday 24 July 2022.  We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within two weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion. 

We are currently hiring a number of new roles to work on the global coal to clean transition – you can see all of our open positions at the moment on our website.

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Thank you @Flavia Martinelli