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Policy Associate, MENA

Position Title: Policy Associate, MENA

Reports To: Energy Transition Director, MENA

Type: Full-time position

Location: Remote; flexible within the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region


Clean Air Task Force (CATF) is a nonprofit 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 100+ 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, and has offices in Washington D.C. and Brussels with staff working virtually around world.


The Policy Associate will work closely with Middle East and North Africa (MENA) and European staff, project leaders, and issue experts based in MENA, Europe, and the United States, and partner organizations to help execute advocacy strategies in support of CATF’s program goals and objectives in the MENA region. This is a junior position that offers opportunities for growth in responsibilities in the team. The hire will support the development and promotion of climate policy in MENA, including enabling European and Southeast Asian markets to expand the deployment of clean energy technologies for the decarbonization of energy markets for challenging-to-decarbonize markets, whilst working with the rest of the team to ensure the reflection of the evolving technical and commercial dynamics. The Policy Associate will report to the Energy Transition Director, and work closely with CATF program teams, regional staff, and subject matter experts based in Europe and the United States, as well as partner organizations to help develop and execute public policy strategies in support of CATF’s goals and objectives in the region.

Key Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Policy monitoring – follow relevant legislative and policy initiatives across the MENA region
  • Strategy implementation – support the MENA and global teams on the execution of policy and market strategies on behalf of the programs
  • Organizational and administrative tasks – organize and coordinate outreach meetings with policy makers
  • Written materials – collaborate with CATF government affairs and communications teams to work on proactive announcements and reactive statements, writing and/or editing comment letters, fact sheets, and other material for advocacy meetings, and providing input on press statements, press releases, blogs, and other written material for distribution to news media and/or posting on CATF website
  • External relations – reach out and cooperate with policy makers and other stakeholder networks
  • Research and analysis – ad hoc research and analysis of key global policies
  • Networking – follow up on a network of energy and climate across the MENA region
  • Support engagement and creation of materials for engaging MENA policy makers to promote CATF’s policy agenda, expand their ambition, and bridge gaps between NOC’s and policy makers
  • Support engagement with stakeholders, track developments and announcements of policy and private efforts to deploy CATF’s focus clean energy technologies in MENA, with special attention paid to lessons that can be applied to deployment efforts in other markets
  • Mapping and understanding stakeholders’ positions, as well as outreach and educational meetings, including designing pathways for collaboration and partnerships


  • University degree in public policy, international relations, or similar
  • 1-3 years of experience in MENA affairs
  • Passion for CATF’s mission
  • Interest and experience in climate/clean energy policy, advocacy, MENA energy, energy transition, or philanthropy, including familiarity with climate innovation policies and emerging clean energy technologies is an advantage
  • Strong writing, critical thinking, and analytic skills, as well as the ability to create materials that represent the organization’s positions and priorities
  • English proficiency; other language skills a plus
  • Ability to multitask
  • Excellent presentation and organizational skills
  • Team spirit and strong interpersonal skills

Compensation and Location: 

This is a full-time position. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience.


Please follow this link to submit a resume, cover letter referencing the position title, and contact information for two to three professional and/or academic references. 

CATF provides equal employment opportunities.