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Oil & Gas Specialist, Super Pollutants Program

January 29, 2020

POSITION: Oil & Gas Specialist, Super Pollutants Program

REPORTS DIRECTLY TO: Senior Climate Policy Advisor

PURPOSE: The oil and gas industry releases millions of tons of invisible pollution into the air each year. This pollution speeds up climate change and harms human health. Using the latest in optical gas imaging technology, the Oil & Gas Specialist will travel the world making this problem visible to civil society partners, the media, and governments – helping to make the case for new policies and regulations to reduce emissions.

The Oil & Gas Specialist will be trained as a Certified Optical Gas Imaging Thermographer and will have the core responsibility of conducting optical gas imaging tours and workshops in countries where CATF supports oil and gas methane and flaring regulations, with a focus in 2020 on Europe and, to a lesser extent, Latin America and Africa, with the possibility of an expanded program in other regions. The Oil & Gas Specialist will build alliances with partners in the NGO community and with the media. As needed, the Oil & Gas Specialist will also represent CATF in meetings with government officials, often alongside other CATF experts.


Collaborates with the Senior Climate Policy Advisor to conduct optical gas imaging tours and related workshops:

  • Works with civil society partners in key countries to identify promising sites, plan trip and workshop logistics, invite participants, and conduct optical gas imaging in the field.
  • Carefully documents information regarding each site visited, curates videos and still photographs online.

Helps Build the Organization:

  • Builds strong relationships with colleagues in and outside of CATF.
  • Communicates responsively and clearly with a wide range of partners, including members of CATF’s Super Pollutants team, civil society groups, reporters and government officials.
  • Proactively solves problems. Uses all resources at their disposal to gain necessary information, creatively find solutions, and doggedly pursue results.
  • Consistently takes a high degree of initiative, working independently while providing regular updates and seeking help and guidance when needed.
  • Contributes opinions and substantiation to the program’s goal-setting and strategy discussions. Generates new ideas for projects and activities consistent with goals and strategies of the program.


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Demonstrated international travel ability and enthusiasm, including in the developing world.
  • Strong organizational skills, with keen attention to planning and contingency plans, detail oriented, strong follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
  • Proficient photographer with interest in becoming a certified optical gas imaging thermographer.
  • Strong computer skills, including comfort with the Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Photograph and video editing experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills, and foreign language ability a plus.
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others.
  • Valid passport and ability to travel 60 percent or more of the time are essential. Destinations may include, but shall not be limited to: Argentina, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Colombia, Côte D’Ivoire, Ecuador, Ghana, Indonesia, Mexico, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, and Senegal.
  • Passion for CATF’s mission.


This is a full-time, funding-dependent position. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. CATF’s central office is in Boston, MA, but the location for this position is flexible.  It would ideally be in the Eastern United States in close proximity to a major airport, although other locations will be considered. This job requires 60%+ travel to a wide range of countries. CATF provides equal employment opportunities.


Please send an email referencing the position title to, with a resume and cover letter including contact information for two to three academic and/or professional references.