Policy Advisor

  • Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Jun 17

Position description

E3G is an independent climate change think tank with a global outlook. We are world leading strategists on the political economy of climate change, dedicated to achieving a safe climate for all.


We work on the frontier of the climate landscape tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action.


E3G is consistently ranked as one of the top ten most influential environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index.

E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background.

E3G will be working to support the COP26 Energy Transition Council during 2022-23, with a particular focus on the catalytic role of the Rapid Response Facility and its support for Partnerships with targeted countries.

The Energy Transition Council (ETC) was initiated by the UK Presidency to facilitate cooperation among donor governments, international institutions and delivery partners in support of energy transition efforts by eleven leading developing and emerging economies. At COP26, the UK announced that the ETC would continue to at least 2025 and published its 2022 Strategic Priorities.

The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) was created in 2021 to provide practical support to ETC cooperation with priority countries. The RRF delivers swift, targeted technical support to respond to country energy transition needs identified through ETC national dialogues, working groups and consultations. More than 20 partner institutions (“spokes”) including- MDBs, technical agencies, and philanthropies work through the RRF “hub”. , Their respective resources deliver technical and financial expertise to unlock barriers to substantive energy system change.

Key Responsibilities

The successful candidate will support E3G’s work on the Rapid Response Facility, reporting to a Senior Policy Advisor. The candidate will manage diverse stakeholder networks to build the RRF’s momentum and impact. The candidate will help to identify, assess and ensure effective, efficient delivery of technical assistance offers made under the RRF. The role will also track and review the delivery of projects and outcomes.
The role holder will ideally have prior experience of technical assistance programming and energy / climate expertise, including on the operational side of development assistance programmes and / or climate finance to:

  • Deliver effective technical assistance to ETC countries through the Rapid Response Facility working closely with colleagues in UK government and other partner organisations, thereby supporting the development, functioning and ambition-raising of the COP26 Energy Transition Council as a vehicle for delivering high-level leadership.
  • Provide support and technical know-how to help generate, develop and process incoming requests, ensuring work packages meet the TA requirements of ETC partner countries and are effectively allocated to delivery partners who can best meet these needs.
  • Oversee the effective delivery and monitoring and evaluation of current technical assistance offers through the Rapid Response Facility and develop a tracking system for delivery of TA.
  • Support the establishment and maintenance of collaborative relationships and processes among delivery partners and ETC partner countries during both scoping and delivery.
  • Provide Secretariat-style capacity to the Rapid Response Facility to support donor government cooperation on technical assistance, funding for clean energy investment, and diplomatic outreach, working across a range of networks and alliances.
  • Support UK government on communications for the Rapid Response Facility

Associated Responsibilities

  • Liaison with ETC country teams, delivery partners, the RRF Hub and the ETC Secretariat.
  • Provide input on RRF activities to briefings; policy reports; summary documents; requests, scope and response documents; and ministerial letters and speeches.
  • Support the production of strategic input and papers on the future evolution of the RRF.
  • Represent the RRF at official meetings.
  • Support the organisation and delivery of RRF events (virtual and in person).
  • International travel may be required from time to time.


The successful candidate will:

  • have at least two years of relevant professional experience in particular in technical development assistance delivery and a track record of activity in international development, climate/energy policy, climate finance, broader foreign policy, or a related field;
  • have a strong understanding of the international political, development and financial architecture through which energy transition progress will be achieved;
  • have a good level of policy skills to bring together analysis, critical thinking, strong communication and team-working to deliver support to the RRF and ETC Secretariat and officials;
  • have a good undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline;
  • demonstrate a track record of building and managing diverse stakeholder relationships and coalitions;
  • be confident engaging stakeholders in government, business, and civil society;
  • have the ability to identify, develop and drive forward key outputs that contribute to the high-level strategy;

About You

  • You demonstrate a high-level of initiative 
  • You are an intellectually curious, outcome-focused and supportive team player
  • You are able to deliver high-quality work on time

Application instructions

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