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About CPI

Climate Policy Initiative (CPI) works to improve the most important energy and land use policies around the world, with a particular focus on finance. CPI supports decision makers through in-depth analysis on what works and what does not. CPI works in places that provide the most potential for policy impact, including Brazil, Europe, India, Indonesia and the United States. Our work helps nations grow while addressing increasingly scarce resources and climate risk. This is a complex challenge in which policy plays a crucial role. CPI is a small but dynamic organization, with a global reach and an entrepreneurial culture. We work hard to maintain an idea-driven, collaborative environment across all our teams.

Position Summary

CPI offers a challenging environment that requires independent thinking, collaboration, and pragmatic problem solving. Senior Analysts support the deliverables of CPI’s international Climate Finance workstream, focusing on issues such as the governance of international funds, the evaluation of their allocation and effectiveness, and the design of innovative climate finance instruments that effectively align public and private interests.

Under the supervision and guidance of the country office Director, Senior Analysts undertake robust and careful analysis, drawing on methodologies from micro- and macroeconomics, public policy, regulatory economics, finance, behavioral science, risk management, statistics, law, engineering, and other academic and commercial disciplines. Senior Analysts work in close cooperation with a range of international partners from the policy, finance, and corporate spheres, as well as with CPI teams across the globe.


Since 2011, CPI has published the Global Landscape of Climate Finance series which has been the global benchmark for robust information on climate finance, cited by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change 5th Assessment Report, and the UNFCCC’s Biennial Assessment among others. CPI has developed similar tracking analysis focused on national and regional development finance, SDG goals, land use finance, adaptation and renewable energy working with partners such as the International Development Finance Club (IDFC), Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All), the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) and European Forestry Institute (EFI).

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

Includes the following and others as assigned:

  • Perform rigorous quantitative and qualitative evaluation of national and international climate finance mechanisms and climate and energy policies, risk management, and interactions between public and private actors and resources
  • Have primary responsibility for projects as designated by, and under the direction of senior management and ad-hoc advisory committees, develop, manage, and implement complex research assignments and analytical projects
  • Lead the writing and editing of high-quality CPI products, including full reports, executive summaries, blogs, and presentations. Produce high-quality materials that are fit for purpose time and within budget
  • Identify opportunities to develop and consolidate work streams and lead development of funding proposals under guidance of senior management
  • Train, manage and provide guidance to junior staff on professional work practices and lead by example
  • Engage clients, advise policymakers and investors on the implications of research findings
  • Communicate and collaborate with CPI staff working around the globe

Qualifications & Experience


  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Finance, or another relevant field. Post-graduate degree desirable.
  • Significant professional experience in financial services, management consulting, international nonprofit, government, and/or a multi-lateral institution
  • Understanding of climate finance and the financial sector actors and actions that are crucial to driving a low carbon, climate-resilient economy and building back better
  • Independent, analytical mind with an excellent track record of applying sound financial, political and strategic judgment to complex issues
  • Ability to manage and engage stakeholders in the financial sector
  • Excellent project management skills including time management, task delegation and prioritization, and communication skills
  • Flexibility, professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and an ability to interact with a diverse array of people
  • An ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines


  • Master’s degree in a relevant field
  • Experience in clean energy and climate/green finance analyzing financial instruments.
  • Experience working across the public and private sectors in ESG and climate /green investments.
  • Familiarity with managing technical assistance and grant funded programs
  • Willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Fluency in a second language.

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • Advanced user of MS Office suite, in particular Excel. Knowledge of database management systems such as SQL, R, Python highly desirable.
  • Independent, analytical mind with a track record of applying sound financial, political and strategic judgment to complex issues
  • Flexibility, professionalism, enthusiasm for working as part of a team, and an ability to interact with a diverse array of people
  • Strong attention to detail, organization, time management, and prioritization skills, and an ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines
  • Superior English written and verbal communications skills

Position details

CPI is recruiting for one full-time position in our London office.

CPI has adopted a flexible working policy whereby staff are able to mix working remotely with regular days in the London office (particularly helpful for interacting with the wider CPI team, specific team meetings and collaboration). CPI offers an excellent and competitive compensation and benefits package. Compensation will be based on experience.

To apply

Click here to submit an application. With your application, attach two documents: (1) CV/resume no longer than 2 pages; and (2) a cover letter outlining why you want to work with CPI and how your skills and experience align with the above requirements.

Applications will be assessed on a rolling basis so we encourage applicants to submit at the earliest opportunity. The position will remain open until we find the right candidate. Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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Climate Policy Initiative is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion and we are working to embed DEI across every facet of our organisation. We seek to establish a working environment where all board members, staff, volunteers, and contractors feel respected and valued regardless of gender, age, race, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation or identity, disability, education, or any other bias. We want to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are openly valued as critical to the success of our organization and the achievement of our mission and vision.

If you have any support or access requirements, we encourage you to advise us at the time of application. We will then work with you to identify the best way to assist you through the recruitment process.