Project Analyst, Methane Pollution Prevention
Position Title: Project Analyst, Methane Pollution Prevention
Reports To: Senior Analyst, Methane Pollution Prevention
Location: Remote; North, Central, or South America preferred
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 150+ 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 Project Analyst will support the implementation of CATF’s waste sector strategy to reduce methane emissions, primarily in the Latin America region. The Analyst will use their technical and scientific background and work in close coordination with the Methane Pollution Prevention (MPP) team, consultants, and other external collaborators and stakeholders to provide technical and capacity building support for waste methane mitigation projects, and advocate for strong national-level public policies to reduce methane emissions from solid waste.
CATF, as part of a coalition of partners, will be developing an integrated data platform, the Waste Methane Assessment Platform (Waste MAP), along with in country collaborative efforts (deep dives) to overcome barriers due to data gaps in the waste sector and accelerate emissions reductions. Waste MAP will include a central platform with emissions from the municipal solid waste sector, a strategic playbook, case studies, and other tools and resources. The deep dives will consist of national and subnational level convenings and policy assistance, paired with municipal support, and are designed to complement the development of the platform to gather data, develop case studies and provide support for best practices. CATF will be working in Colombia, Ecuador, and Mexico in the first year of the project’s implementation. The Project Analyst will work with a team of CATF staff and local consultants to provide this support and work towards improving waste sector data for methane mitigation.
The Analyst will also help further the goals of the larger waste methane project and the methane pollution prevention program at CATF by staying up to date on the latest technical solutions in the waste sector, supporting research and analysis to advocate for sound regulations and policies to abate waste methane around the world, and representing CATF when engaging with key partners, forums, conferences, etc.
Key Functions and Responsibilities:
- Collaborate with the science team to perform analytical and technical work:
- Gather, analyze, and interpret waste sector data on emissions, waste generation and characterization, mitigation practices and opportunities, etc. from range of sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, official inventories and projections, regulatory documents, commercial reports, etc.
- Draft content including blogs, op-eds, reports, whitepapers, analyses, and other compelling material to advance CATF’s waste methane reduction objectives.
- Support the creation of factsheets and other messaging documents to effectively communicate science and technology developments to key decisionmakers, including civil, elected, and business leaders.
- Stay current on the latest developments on solutions for methane emissions from the waste sector.
- Manage and oversee work by consultants, as needed.
- Collaborate with the global policy team to perform direct decision-maker advocacy in Latin America:
- Provide science-based inputs for public consultation and for policy changes.
- In collaboration with the MPP team, advocate for ambitious policies to reduce emissions of methane in a variety of different policy venues.
- Identify opportunities to answer policy-relevant questions through research and analysis.
- Draft and present regulatory comments and consultations.
- Help to identify key learnings and best practices to continually improve our global engagement.
- Collaborate with and strengthen connections between policymakers, scientists, and other NGOs working to reduce methane emissions from the waste sector.
- Support development and implementation of on-site and remote capacity building and other workshops.
- Represent CATF in meetings and public venues:
- Advocate effectively on behalf of the organization before a wide range of stakeholders, at conferences, meetings, webinars, and other activities.
- Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in engineering, science, or policy.
- Professional experience in the waste sector (industry, academia, or otherwise) that demonstrates knowledge of waste and methane mitigation barriers and opportunities.
- Strong analytical skills with an ability to translate technical information into plain language.
- Excellent writing and communications skills to effectively convey information to partners and decision makers.
- Oral and written English fluency and Spanish proficiency.
- Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others.
- Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work.
- Experience with environmental lobbying/advocacy a plus; strong interest required.
- Capable of working and collaborating in a virtual office environment.
- Mission-driven and dedicated to CATF’s broader mission of advancing climate solutions.
- Willingness to work occasional odd hours to accommodate global partners in different time zones.
- Valid passport and willingness to travel (approximately 10% of time) for meetings and events.
Compensation and Location:
This is a full-time, funding-dependent position with a salary range of $80,000 to $90,000 annually. CATF offers an excellent benefits package. The location for this position is flexible (within the Americas). If the new hire resides in the United States, they will be a full-time employee for CATF. If the new hire resides outside the United States, they will be a full-time consultant, and receive benefits through a third-party organization.
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CATF provides equal employment opportunities.