Associate, Climate, Clean Cooking Alliance
The Clean Cooking Alliance (CCA) works with a global network of partners to build an inclusive industry that makes clean cooking accessible to the three billion people who live each day without it. Established in 2010, CCA is driving consumer demand, mobilizing investment to build a pipeline of scalable businesses, and fostering an enabling environment that allows the sector to thrive. Clean cooking transforms lives by improving health, protecting the climate and environment, empowering women, and helping consumers save time and money.
CCA leads a consortium of partners including the United States Environmental Protection Agency, the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, the Climate and Clean Air Coalition, and Berkeley Air Monitoring Group to support low and middle-income country governments achieve their climate goals through clean cooking. This year, the consortium will develop and disseminate guidance documents to help country governments implement successful clean cooking programs and conduct measurement, reporting, and verification for those programs. The consortium will also offer tailored, in-depth technical support to help countries reduce their climate emissions from cooking.
The Associate, Climate will support the work of the consortium as well as CCA’s broader climate and environment activities. Specific duties will include facilitating relationships with key sector partners, supporting the planning and execution of events and technical support for country governments, and conducting research and analysis related to countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and other topics as appropriate. The Associate will also support strategic planning for the future of the consortium, such as exploring potential opportunities to scale up support to country governments.
The Associate also will support the Evidence & Impact (E&I) team in synthesizing and disseminating research findings both internally and externally. They are responsible for staying informed on the latest and most critical research (peer-reviewed and grey literature) in the sector and synthesizing and communicating this evidence into clear and easily digestible outputs such as blogs, tweets, etc. They work closely across CCA’s teams, especially with the Advocacy & Communications team. To support CCA’s research communications strategy, the Associate will frequently create and refine presentations, infographics, and other materials.
This position is based in Washington, DC or remote.
This is a full-time temporary position with an initial term of 9 months.
- Work with the Sr. Director, Research Evidence and Learning to facilitate relationships with key partners in CCA’s climate activities including consortium members (US EPA, UNFCCC, etc.) as well as secondary partners.
- Support the planning and execution of events and tailored, in-depth technical support for country governments seeking to achieve their climate goals through clean cooking.
- Conduct research and analysis related to countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs), Article 6 of the Paris Agreement, and other topics as appropriate.
- Support the E&I team in developing fact sheets, talking points, and other materials.
- Track and synthesize relevant research using online databases and through outreach to sector researchers.
- Author blog posts, social media posts, and articles.
- Develop materials—including PowerPoint presentations, infographics, publications, and online content—to effectively communicate sector research to diverse stakeholders.
- Disseminate (internally) research results to the CCA team.
- Other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Focus on econometrics, international development, economics, political science, environmental science, public policy, or a related discipline preferred.
- 2-4 years of work experience required.
- Strategic thinker with the ability to synthesize large amounts of technical information.
- Strong verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to articulate complex concepts in a concise and compelling manner.
- The ability to efficiently read and synthesize journal articles.
- Experience in conducting and disseminating research.
- Ability to communicate complex data through visualization, storytelling, or other creative formats.
- High proficiency with presentation tools, such as PowerPoint.
- Technical knowledge in health, environment/climate, evaluation, standards, economics/econometrics, gender, markets intelligence, international development, political science, public policy or related topic areas.
- Work experience relating to international development, research, communications, market-based solutions, or household energy is preferred.
- Flexibility, openness to new challenges, and the ability to thrive as part of a highly functioning, fast-paced group of professionals and to prioritize competing demands.
- Self-starter with the desire for continuous learning and respond positively to constructive feedback.
- Ability to work with various teams.
- Ability to follow instructions thoroughly.
- Ability to work under pressure and handle stress.
- Ability to meet regular attendance/tardiness policy.
Benefits & Compensation
For full-time, benefit eligible employees, UNF offers an excellent range of benefits, including:
- a choice between two health plans through UnitedHealthcare (PPO or HDHP with HSA)
- dental insurance
- vision insurance
- flexible spending accounts
- 403b retirement savings plan with a generous matching contribution
- group term and supplemental life insurance
- short-term disability
- long-term disability
- health club discounts
- commuter subsidy
- back-up care
- employee assistance program
Additionally, all benefit eligible employees have 12 paid holidays, 20 vacation days, 10 sick days, 3 personal days, and 8 weeks of family leave care.
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