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Mar 25 / BARD CEP

International Policy Associate, Asia-Washington, DC

Organization: Center for Clean Air Policy

Position Title: International Policy Associate

Location: Washington, DC

Hours and Compensation: Full time.

Application Deadline: Not listed.



The Center for Clean Air Policy (CCAP) is seeking to hire an International Policy Associate based in Washington, D.C. Since 1985, CCAP has been a recognized world leader in climate and air quality policy and is the only independent, non-profit think-tank working exclusively on those issues at the local, national and international levels. CCAP helps policymakers around the world to develop, promote and implement innovative, market-based solutions to major climate, air quality and energy problems that balance both environmental and economic interests.


The International Policy Associate will support CCAP’s Mitigation Action Implementation Network (MAIN) initiative, which seeks to catalyze the development of climate change mitigation policies in developing countries in Latin America and Asia. The Associate will focus in particular on the MAIN-Asia countries, including but not limited to China, Indonesia, Philippines, and Vietnam. The position entails conducting research on mitigation projects and policy developments in various countries and producing cutting-edge policy analysis in the form of case studies and policy reports. The Associate will also be expected to support CCAP’s Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Action (NAMA) development work in partner countries in sectors such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, and waste management. Further responsibilities include preparing presentations and other outreach materials based on the analytical reports produced at CCAP as well as providing logistical and general support for conferences and workshops organized by CCAP. The Associate will report to the Program Manager and senior policy staff.


  • Conduct research and quantitative analysis on developing-country climate and energy policies.
  • Prepare high-quality deliverables such as quantitative analyses, case studies, policy reports, memos, etc. with guidance or supervision from Program Manager and senior policy staff.
  • Prepare presentations and conference materials and help with general preparation for CCAP conferences and workshops.
  • Proactively liaise with outside experts, technical consultants, and international policymakers.


The successful candidate for this position will be an articulate professional with experience in climate and energy policy, quantitative analysis, and stakeholder outreach. The candidate will ideally hold a Master’s degree in public policy, international relations, environmental science or related degree, and have previous experience working with one or more of our MAIN-Asia countries. The candidate will ideally have a minimum of 2 years professional experience in conducting policy and/or economic analyses of climate policies in sectors including renewable energy, energy efficiency, and/or waste management. Additionally, ideal applicants will possess many of the following professional and personal abilities, attributes and experiences:

  • Excellent research skills required with ability to conduct research on complicated policy issues in relevant areas, especially in circumstances where information availability is limited;
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills required, with the ability to write for both policy and analytic audiences;
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills;
  • Experience in organizing conferences or events and demonstrated professionalism in dealing with external stakeholders;
  • Advanced organizational skills, attention to detail, and timeliness with deliverables;
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a highly collaborative environment; and a sense of humor, adaptability, humility, and creativity.


Applications, including a cover letter describing your interest and qualifications, your resume (in Word or pdf format), and one writing sample (containing quantitative or technical analysis including spreadsheet, if possible) should be sent to: In order to expedite the internal sorting and reviewing process, please type “International Policy Associate, Asia” and your name (Last, First) as the only contents in the subject line of your e-mail. No phone calls please.

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