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Senior Analyst, Super Pollutants 

POSITION: Senior Analyst, Super Pollutants  

LOCATION: Flexible  

ABOUT CATF AND THE SUPER POLLUTANTS TEAM: 

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 chartered in the US and Netherlands, and operates globally throughout Europe, Asia, Canada, Latin America, and in multilateral international forums. CATF was the first NGO globally to focus on reducing methane and other short-lived climate pollutants. Taken together, efforts to reduce super pollutants globally could prevent more than half a degree C of warming, while also delivering numerous additional public health and ecological benefits. Alongside our team of experts, we leverage an extensive network of collaborators in civil society, industry, academia and government. CATF is well known for its work targeting the oil and gas sector, which represents the largest industrial methane source worldwide. We built coalitions and provided technical expertise that led to methane policies in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico and we helped catalyze and support the Global Methane Pledge, which launched at COP26 with more than 100 countries participating.  

ROLE: 

The Senior Analyst’s core responsibility will be to provide technical analysis to further the goals of the Super Pollutants (SP) Program. The Senior Analyst will use their technical and scientific expertise, and work in close coordination with the SP team (scientists, analysts, advocates, and lawyers), consultants, and external collaborators, to design proposals for strong public policies.  

The Senior Analyst will bring knowledge of technical solutions and regulatory precedents from around the world and synthetise the latest technical solutions to advocate and negotiate for ambitious, technically sound regulations and other concrete policies to reduce emissions as much as possible.   

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Collaborates with science team to perform analytical and technical work of the SP Program:  

  • Gather and interpret data on emissions and mitigation and air pollution from a range of sources, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, official inventories and projections, regulatory documents, commercial reports, etc. 
  • Analyze diverse data and scientific literature to quantify current and project future emissions of methane and to assess the potential technologies and practices to mitigate the emissions and costs of those reductions. 
  • Present results clearly, using professional writing for both technical and non-technical audiences. 

Collaborates with Super Pollutants team to perform direct decision-maker advocacy: 

  • Provide science-based inputs for public consultation and for policy changes. 
  • Advocate for ambitious regulations to reduce emissions of super pollutants in a variety of different policy venues.  
  • Meet regularly and follow up with staff from key agencies and institutions to present technical information, policy-relevant research and reports, and to advocate for and report back to CATF on the status of policies to reduce emissions of methane and other super pollutants.   
  • Identify opportunities to answer policy-relevant questions through research and analysis.  
  • Draft and present regulatory comments and consultations. 

Represent CATF in meetings and public venues: 

  • Advocates effectively on behalf of the organization before a wide range of stakeholders, at conferences, meetings and webinars, among other activities. 

 SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS: 

  • Master’s degree in engineering, physical science, or life science OR Master’s degree in public policy, environmental policy, or related field with a strong analytical/quantitative focus. 
  • Strong analytical skills. 
  • Technical familiarity with one or more of the following subjects: 
  • Oil and gas industry processes, emissions, or regulation; 
  • Processes, emissions, or regulations applying to another industrial sector with significant greenhouse gas emissions, such as agriculture or waste. 
  • Self-starter who enjoys taking initiative and helping others. 
  • Consistent follow-through, and a commitment to high-quality work. 
  • Facile communicator skilled at building trust with a wide range of people. 
  • Ability to take complex issues and convey them to policymakers and other stakeholders in understandable ways in both written and spoken interactions. 
  • Experience with environmental lobbying/advocacy a plus; strong interest required. 
  • Excellent written and oral communications and interpersonal skills. 
  • Passion for CATF’s mission.  
  • Willingness to work occasional odd hours to accommodate global partners in different time zones. 

COMPENSATION AND LOCATION: 

This is a full-time, funding-dependent position. CATF offers an excellent benefits package and a competitive salary that is commensurate with experience. The location for this position is flexible. CATF provides equal employment opportunities. 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:  

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.