Senior Policy Analyst (International Climate Policy)

The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) is a 501(c)(3) independent, international, non-profit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. with a proven record of triggering and affecting systemic change to protect the Earth’s environment. For more than three decades, EIA has established a unique paradigm of methods to drive change – including pioneering the use of undercover investigative techniques to expose environmental crime and drive impact. These crimes include illegal trade in endangered wildlife, illegal logging and associated trade in illegal timber, and environmental violations in the extractives sector,and the trade in both climate-damaging and ozone-layer-depleting gasses.

Position Description:

EIA is seeking a talented and experienced Senior Policy Analyst to join our Climate Campaign’s efforts to work closely with the Climate Team to shape and advocate for effective climate policy with a specific focus on international engagement toward mitigating ozone depleting fluorinated chemicals and non-CO2 greenhouse gasses, including hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in the cooling sector. EIA’s Climate Campaign utilizes research, analysis, and investigations to engage at the international, national, and sub-national levels to drive policy change and corporate accountability.

The ideal candidate will bring significant experience working in the international climate and environmental policy sphere, and will have a deep understanding of climate science, international climate regimes and frameworks, and diplomatic processes, along with a proven track record of engaging with international climate negotiations and policy implementation. 

Main Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Working with the Climate Campaign team to develop and implement advocacy strategies to advance climate policy objectives in collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Represent EIA in high-level climate negotiations, conferences, and meetings, advocating for ambitious and equitable climate action.
  • Conduct policy analysis, detailed research, and monitoring into technical and scientific aspects to identify emerging trends, opportunities, and challenges related to the campaign.
  • Lead the planning, writing, and production of reports, briefings, and other communication materials for diverse external audiences including media.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with government officials, intergovernmental organizations, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders to influence decision-making processes.
  • Provide expert guidance and support to internal team members on climate policy matters, including drafting position papers, briefing materials, and policy recommendations.
  • Contribute to fundraising efforts and work closely with the team to articulate programmatic funding narrative, cultivate engagements with partners and contributing to funder reporting 

Essential Expertise and Qualifications:

  • A degree in environmental policy, chemistry, international relations, law, or a related field.
  • Minimum of 5-7 years of experience in climate campaigning, policy development, advocacy, or related areas, with a focus on international negotiations.
  • In-depth knowledge of global climate change frameworks, such as the Paris Agreement, Montreal Protocol, or similar, and familiarity with relevant national and regional policies.
  • Proven track record of successful engagement in international climate negotiations and policy advocacy, with demonstrated outcomes.
  • Strong analytical skills and the ability to synthesize complex information into clear and compelling policy recommendations, with a proven track record of conducting rigorous research and producing high-quality publications.
  • Proficiency with data analysis tools such as Microsoft Excel or others.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build consensus and work effectively in diverse, multicultural environments.
  • Demonstrated leadership and project management experience, including the ability to lead teams and manage multiple priorities simultaneously.
  • Commitment to environmental conservation and social justice, with a passion for driving positive change at local, national, and global levels.
  • Fluency in English is required, intermediate or advanced proficiency in additional languages such as Spanish, French, or Mandarin would be of significant value to this role.

Other Desirable Qualifications:

  • Experience working in or with local partners in regions outside the Global North, such as Africa, Asia, or Latin America.
  • Experience in attending UN climate meetings.
  • Experience with technologies and/or analysis related to greenhouse gas detection and monitoring. 
  • A background in chemistry, engineering, atmospheric science, or data analysis.

Commitment to Inclusion, Racial Justice and Anti-oppression: EIA strives to integrate values of equity, fairness, inclusiveness, transparency, and accountability into our work, which includes reflecting our commitment to racial justice in our programmatic work and our organizational structure and values. We are seeking candidates who have a commitment to engage in this ongoing process and work with us to create an inclusive work environment and world.

EIA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. All employment at EIA is decided on the basis of merit, qualifications, and business needs.

Compensation:

This is a full-time position with an estimated starting salary in the range of $68,000-$78,000, commensurate with experience.

EIA offers a generous benefits package including medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance coverage, 401K, paid time off (vacation, sick and personal leave), disability benefits, workers’ compensation, professional development support, flexible working arrangements, cell phone monthly allowance, and a monthly commuter allowance.

How to Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with “Senior Policy Analyst – International Climate Policy” in the subject line. In your email, please note where you saw this job posting. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Due to the high volume of applications received, we are only able to respond to those selected for interviews.

This position is available immediately and is required to be based in Washington, D.C., with some domestic and international travel. Being authorized to work in the United States is a pre-condition of employment. 

Closing date: Open until filled.