Project Officer EU Green Economy (f/m/d)
In 2019, the European Green Deal put reducing greenhouse gas emissions and resource use centre-stage to achieve climate-neutrality continent-wide by 2050 at the latest. The Fit for 55 package and the RePowerEU plan upgrade the legislative framework to achieve the climate and energy security objectives set for the end of the decade. The Recovery and Resilience Facility provides Member States with the fiscal firepower to finance additional green investment needs. The implementation of these policies will have significant economic and societal effects, with benefits and opportunities, but also costs that should be understood and addressed in early stages.
Agora Energiewende develops evidence-based strategies for ensuring the success of clean energy and industry transitions around the globe. As independent and non-partisan think tank and policy laboratory, we analyse upcoming challenges, share knowledge with decision-makers and stakeholders and enable a productive exchange of ideas.
Our team is multinational, multidisciplinary, and works across the globe with various partner organisations. This broad network calls for a great amount of organisation and a stable setup. To strengthen the reach and impact of our work we are looking for a:
Project Officer EU Green Economy
Brussels-based, full-or part-time role, f/m/d
Your responsibilities include
In this role, you will be part of our 12 people strong EU Team based both in Berlin and Brussels. In collaboration with colleagues from a range of different backgrounds you will work on the following topics:
- The economic and societal effects of climate action through labour markets and the cost of living, and the design of policies to ensure a just transition;
- The fiscal implications of the transition to climate neutrality at the EU and national levels;
- The role of public and private finance in enabling accelerated climate action, in particular opportunities arising from the EU budget and the EU’s Sustainable Finance Agenda.
In the role as Project Officer, your responsibilities will include
- Contributing to the conceptualization, development and delivery of complex research projects in close collaboration with Agora colleagues;
- Developing quantitative tools and datasets for policy analysis;
- Drafting articles, presentations and reports;
- Building partnerships and working closely with network partners in Brussels and throughout Europe; and
- Contributing to internal strategy development and discussions;
What we offer
Does this position appeal to you? Are you excited by the prospect of working in a crucial role with a committed team on an essential task for the future? Are you looking for a cooperative working atmosphere with flat communication and decision-making hierarchies and an attractive workplace in Brussels in a mission-driven, international working environment?
At Agora Energiewende you will be part of a dynamic organisation that is striving to become ever more diverse and inclusive. You will experience professional relationships with colleagues and experts from around the globe, and work with important policy processes at national, European, and international level.
- An opportunity to work in a mission-driven, highly motivated, and professional team;
- An attractive, modern workplace in central Brussels and the option of hybrid working with good digital equipment;
- Diverse experiences including professional relationships with colleagues and experts from a variety of countries around the globe, and working with important policy processes at national, European, and international level;
- Opportunities for professional growth and advancement;
- 29 vacation days, flexible working hours, generous family leave, mental wellbeing support, contribution to meal vouchers and medical insurance as well as remote work opportunies;
- A structured onboarding program and regular team and organization-wide retreats to bring us all together; and
- A full-time or part-time role with initially a two-year employment contract.
We are looking for
Master’s degree in a relevant discipline (i.e. economics, finance, political sciences);
Relevant work experience (up to three years), in areas relating to the macroeconomic, labour market and/or fiscal aspects of the green transition, obtained in an international consulting role or in government, in think tanks, academia or business organisations;
Strong data and quantitative skills, with advanced Excel competences., Programming skills are a plus;
In-depth understanding of the European economies and EU energy policy, and its main institutions and stakeholders;
Ability to deliver high quality work with short deadlines;
Strong organizational skills;
A confident, calm, practical and entrepreneurial outlook, with openness to working on diverse challenges and topics; and
Full command of the English language in reading and writing; active knowledge of other European languages is a plus.
How to apply
We look forward to receiving your application until the 3rd of October 2022 through the following application form.
Please upload a letter of motivation and your CV. We ask that you refrain from including an application photo.
We want an energy transition for everyone from everyone. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to receive applications from people from groups that have been underrepresented in energy policy. We welcome applications regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability and age, and sexual orientation. Unfortunately, our offices in Brussels are not completely barrier-free, but we intend to work on solutions.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Bettina Gross at firstname.lastname@example.org.