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Consultant - Energy Program Research Analyst-Remote

World Resources Institute
Washington, Ohio, US
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Sep 29, 2022

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Conservation science
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World Resources Institute

This is based in Manila, Philippines. It is a contract/consultant position.

Job Summary:

As the Energy Program Research Analyst, you will support technical research and stakeholder engagement on approaches and best-practices related to implementing energy sector decarbonization and transition to net-zero GHG emissions. In this position, you will work as part of a dynamic, agile research team preparing a set of publications, including working papers, case studies, and articles. Your specific activities will include preparation of research and project materials, conducting desk research, drafting content and reviewing, compiling, and editing draft input for said publications. Additionally, you will support overall project management and outreach and engagement on behalf of the Energy Program, which may require helping to coordinate schedules and timelines, preparing presentation materials, and drafting articles or other public-facing products.

Job Responsibilities:

Research and Analysis 60%
  • Working closely with a technical team, the research analyst will support and/or lead background desk research and conduct literature reviews on, among others, energy transition frameworks and solutions that contribute to long-term goals of governments and private sector players
  • Synthesize feedback from ecosystem partners, government and private sector stakeholders, and WRI colleagues to identify key elements that can inform and support publications that may be needed
  • Gather examples of approaches and best-practices for consideration as possible case studies
  • Prepare summary materials and distill key literature and research inputs for review and discussion among WRIs wider research team/s
  • Support the review and editorial process for key knowledge products
  • Contribute to high-quality and pertinent WRI knowledge products including research papers, reports, blogs, presentations, and other written research material as may be needed

Project Management 30%
  • Support day-to-day project management including scheduling meetings, and keeping track of delivery of key activities and milestones for the development of research products
  • Prepare meeting materials and presentations and support note-taking and summary reports
  • Support reporting and communication to donors and key partners about the progress being made by WRI and partners,a s well as impacts we are having
  • Oversee the monitoring of project outcomes and prepare reports to funders

Outreach and Engagement 10%
  • Support SE Asia Engagement Lead in stakeholder outreach, set-up and agenda-setting for meetings, preparing necessary background materials and presentation (e.g. Powerpoint, Canva, or Slido) decks
  • Support external meetings and events, technical workshops and other efforts to collect feedback and input on research
  • Contribute to presentation materials and articles to disseminate research results

Job Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in environmental policy, climate change, energy planning, or related field. Masters degree preferred
  • Minimum of 5 years of full-time work experience in the environmental, climate or related fields, ideally within an international non-profit organization
  • Knowledge of and practical experience on energy transition dynamics, climate change policy and planning, and Philippine electric power sector structures
  • Strong analytical and research skills and proven ability to deliver high-quality work
  • Excellent writing, editing and interpersonal communication skills
  • Great attention to details and ability to work well in a team, manage multiple priorities, and work under tight deadlines
  • Committed to WRIs mission and values
  • Philippines work authorization is required for this position

How to Apply:

Please submit a resume with cover letter. Resume and cover letter must be submitted in English to be considered. Applicants mustapply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent national research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. WRI works with various stakeholders to support policies and practices that are sustainable and profitable. WRI works with leaders in more than 50 countries for more than 30 years, with offices in Brazil, China, Europe, Africa, India, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. One of the programs that WRI manages is the Clean Energy Investment Accelerator or CEIA, an innovative public-private partnership that addresses barriers to clean energy deployment in the commercial and industrial sectors in emerging markets, which include Vietnam, Indonesia, and the Philippines. Jointly led by WRI, Allotrope Partners, and the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), the program is supported by a range of public, private, and philanthropic partners. The CEIA is currently engaged in 5 countries and to date has provided continuous capacity building trainings to scale clean energy to over 5,000 people from 400+ public and private institutions. This engagement with energy buyers led to more than 50 MW of renewable energy pipeline with over 2 gigawatts of potential identified.

WRI Overview:

World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean.

We are passionate. We value our diversity of interests, skills, and backgrounds. We have a flexible work environment. And we share a common goal to catalyze change that will improve the lives of people. Our shared ideals are at the core of our approach. They include integrity, innovation, urgency, independence, and respect.

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the worlds greatest environment and international development challenges and improve peoples lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

We have been growing rapidly: our staff has doubled in size over the past 5 years, and our operating budget is nearing $200 million. Founded in 1982, WRI has a global staff of over 1,600 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, aswell as a growing presence in other countries and regions.

WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices.

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