Senior Analyst, Global Shipping

Put your passion and skills to work for the planet. Climate change is the most urgent issue of our time, and we need people like you to help us build a vital Earth — for everyone.

 

We’re Environmental Defense Fund, a fast-paced nonprofit with a growing staff of more than 850 people in nearly 30 countries. We deliver game-changing solutions that cut climate pollution and strengthen people’s ability to thrive despite the effects climate change is already having. We work wherever we can have the most impact, from local communities to top companies to governments worldwide, and even in space.

 

Our culture, values and commitment to diversity make EDF an exciting and meaningful place to work. Every job here makes a difference. Won’t you join us?

ENERGY TRANSITION OVERVIEW

 

The goal of Environmental Defense Fund’s Energy Transition Team is to bend the curve on global greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel production and use by 2030, cleanly and equitably. We will achieve this through a defined set of strategies targeted at 1) reducing emissions from fossil fuel production, delivery, and use, and 2) reducing demand for fossil fuels in power generation, transportation, buildings, and industry. To achieve this goal, we seek reforms in law, regulation, and/or business practice through a mix of strategic corporate partnerships, direct engagement with policymakers, and mobilizing investor and public sentiment in favor of change. In formulating and achieving our strategies, we will work in close collaboration with Environmental Defense Fund regions, draw on cutting-edge science and rigorous economic and financial analysis, and act on principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion to develop durable solutions.

 

As part of the Energy Transportation portfolio, we have a dynamic, active and growing Global Transportation strategy that is working to accelerate the transition to zero-emission fuels, technologies, and modes via two major approaches: 1) A set of global goals and objectives that put in place the standards, rules, and financial commitments that catalyze zero-emission solutions for international goods and people movement — with a focus on shipping, aviation, medium and heavy duty vehicles and buses, and overall global supply chains; 2) A set of complementary regional strategies – in China, Europe, India and the U.S., as well as key emerging markets – that address local needs and opportunities, while locking in the national policies necessary to support the global transition.

 

OVERALL FUNCTION

 

Energy Transition’s shipping team seeks a Senior Research Analyst, Global Shipping to join our team to contribute to our work on the decarbonisation of international shipping. This is an interesting and challenging opportunity for a talented individual to engage with innovation and policies aimed at accelerating transition of the shipping sector and deployment of zero-emission technologies. This position will be working to directly influence policy developments at national, EU and international level, making sure the industry becomes a champion in decarbonisation and clean development.

 

As a member of the Energy Transition team focusing on global transportation, you will engage with policymakers, industries, and delegates, and conduct research and assist with the preparation of proposed policies. You will also participate in meetings and workshops, some of which may be abroad. The Senior Analyst will report to the Director, Global Shipping.

 

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Closely follow and keep up to date with developments in relation to shipping and decarbonization efforts at the national and international level and identify opportunities for influence.

  • Independently conduct relevant research and analysis (both qualitative and quantitative) to support existing projects and evaluate new project ideas, with a specific focus on global shipping decarbonisation matters.

  • Write papers summarising research for a broader audience, along with public communications including presentations, Op-Ed pieces and blog posts.

  • Perform networking and scoping duties to build and manage relationships with decision-makers in key bodies and agencies (IMO, UK, major shipping countries) as well as with other stakeholders (industries, charities, research organisations etc.).

  • Assist with advocacy activities at UN and national level.

  • Independently conduct research and analysis to engage key internal and external stakeholders, and communicate the information through internal or external memos, briefings, policy papers and presentations.

  • Manage specific project tasks such as outreach to potential partners, developing work plans and timetables, identifying and procuring necessary resources, and managing project work and deliverables.

  • Assist with the management our social media accounts and Environmental Defense Fund Europe’s website.

  • Assist senior programme staff and development in preparing project ideas, funding proposals and periodical reports.

  • Cooperate with staff working on shipping and ports in Environmental Defense Fund’s regional offices (China, India, EU, USA) and work with other teams across the organisation.

  • Apply excellent organisational, communication and planning skills.

  • Represent Environmental Defense Fund Europe at meetings and conferences when necessary, alone or with a senior staff of the programme.

  • Participates in advancing Environmental Defense Fund Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion goals in which people from all backgrounds and experiences feel connected, included, and empowered to address the environmental and organizational challenges in alignment with Environmental Defense Fund values.

  • Additional relevant responsibilities as assigned.

 

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE

  • Advanced degree in a relevant discipline (environmental science, political science, economics, law or similar) with two or more years of related experience.

  • Excellent research, writing and presentation skills.

  • Familiarity with recent climate-related developments at UN level.

  • Familiarity with international shipping and its decarbonisation is highly desirable.

  • Proven ability in researching new topics and communicate complex ideas.

  • Proven ability in investigating and analyzing relevant policy areas for the use of professional knowledge.

  • Excellent time management, personal organisation and attention to detail to positively impact the timeliness, accuracy, and completeness of Climate programme goals.

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a team member.

  • Demonstrated ability in creative problem-solving and managing complex projects involving multiple partners within the public, private and NGO sectors.

  • Excellent interpersonal and networking skills and the ability to represent Environmental Defense Fund Europe in high level meetings.

  • Demonstrates self-awareness, cultural competency and inclusivity, and ability to work with colleagues and stakeholders across diverse cultures and backgrounds.

 

Hiring Range

We offer a strong total rewards package encompassing competitive salary, robust benefits, and professional development opportunities consistent with a modern global organization.

The pay range for this role is 37,000 - 41,000 GBP which takes into account factors such as candidate experience, skills, training, internal team equity and local norms.

Environmental Defense Fund is an equal opportunity employer where an applicant's qualifications are considered without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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