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Africa Energy Economist

Position: Africa Energy Economist

Reports To: Senior Energy Economist, Energy and Climate Innovation (ECI), Africa

Type: Full-time

Location: Remote (within the United States or Africa)


Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a non-profit organization working to safeguard against the worst impacts of climate change by catalyzing the rapid global development and deployment of low-carbon energy and other climate-protecting technologies. This is accomplished through research and analysis, public advocacy leadership, and partnership with the private sector.

CATF is highly respected for its deep expertise and research on energy and industrial systems and potential strategies, technologies, and policies that can radically shrink their impact on the planet’s atmosphere. Our team of 70+ experts and advocates (and global network of subject matter experts and civil society partners) put this research and knowledge into action by designing and enacting public policies that drive toward zero emissions. We also support policies and work directly with private industry to innovate in technology to make the path to zero emissions swift and affordable. CATF is headquartered in Boston, with staff working virtually around the US and abroad.


The Energy Economist will support the Senior Energy Economist on policy-relevant research at the intersection of economics, energy, and climate change within CATF’s Energy and Climate Innovation (ECI) Program. The program addresses the dual need to expand access to affordable energy in developing economies and build a decarbonized global energy system. The Energy Economist will collaborate with ECI program staff, fellows, consultants, as well as various external parties to achieve the Program goals. The Energy Economist must demonstrate a track record of high-quality, policy-relevant analytical work on energy transitions, energy markets, development, and climate in Africa.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Support policy-focused economic analysis on topics related to energy transitions, energy systems/markets, and development in Africa
  • Gather, organize, review, and analyze large and complex data sets
  • Author or co-author reports and blogs.
  • Deliver presentations at conferences and meetings.
  • Collaborate with other teams across the organization on cross-programmatic economic research.
  • Support fundraising efforts, including proposal development
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • A Masters degree in Economics, Statistics or related field
  • Thorough knowledge of Africa energy and climate landscape
  • Strong quantitative and large data management skills.
  • Expertise in statistical and econometric software (e.g., R, Python, SAS, SPSS, MATLAB, MATHEMATICA, STATA, etc.).
  • Ability to juggle multiple priorities and work under tight timelines
  • Strong research and writing skills
  • Ability to work and collaborate in a virtual office environment
  • 3+ years of relevant professional research and/or policy experience on issues at the intersection of economics, energy, and climate change.
  • Work experience in Africa or a familiarity with the Africa energy and climate landscape.
  • Experience in energy system modeling is a plus.
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and collaborating with others
  • Commitment to producing high quality work
  • Willingness and ability to travel occasionally
  • Passion for CATF’s mission

Compensation and Location:

This is a full-time position with an excellent benefits package. For candidates living in the United States, the annual salary range is $80,000-$100,000 commensurate with experience. For those outside the U.S., CATF provides a competitive benefits package and salary that is commensurate with experience and geographic location.


Please follow this link to submit a resume by June 30, 2023. We will review applications on a rolling basis. Please be prepared to provide references upon request.

CATF provides equal employment opportunities.