Purpose and scope of the role:
The Carbon Trust’s mission is to accelerate the move to a sustainable, low carbon economy. Joining the Carbon Trust provides an opportunity to work alongside some of the leading practitioners in the low carbon arena and to have a material effect on the long-term sustainability of the global economy.
We are looking for a passionate and motivated individual with strong analytical and problem-solving skills to join the Carbon Trust as a South East Asia (SEA) Analyst in our Singapore office. The successful candidate will work in our Singapore project team to support the delivery of the Prosperity Fund ASEAN Low Carbon Energy Programme (LCEP), which is funded by the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO). This regional programme will provide policy support, capacity building and technical assistance to facilitate green finance flows and improve the regulatory, policy and practical conditions for energy efficiency measures across SEA. It will support five broad types of activity:
- Capacity building of government, institutions and business;
- Policy reform of energy frameworks and standards;
- Market development by strengthening connections between project developers and investors;
- Raising awareness of available technologies to increase the uptake of energy efficient products and services;
- Partnership coordination and commercial ventures.
The Carbon Trust is leading the delivery of the Energy Efficiency component of the LCEP across five countries: Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam, Philippines and Myanmar. The work will be carried out in two phases: the 6-month Inception Phase, focusing on market assessments, the design of the interventions and the overall strategy of the programme, and the subsequent multi-year Implementation Phase.
We are looking to hire an early career professional with energy policy and technology experience across SEA. Experience in industrial energy efficiency will be an advantage. The core responsibility of the SEA Analyst will be to conduct research and analysis, interpret data, develop reports and communicate insights to stakeholders as part of the programme’s deliverables. The SEA Analyst will be expected to apply a high degree of independence and initiative in delivering high-quality work.
Main duties and responsibilities:
- Conducting primary and secondary data collection (e.g. through interviews, surveys and desk-based research)
- Developing and applying frameworks for analysis and problem-solving
- Executing analytical tasks on projects, such as market analysis, business and financial analysis, policy analysis
- Communicating findings orally and in writing (e.g. writing reports or producing PowerPoint slides)
- Contributing to knowledge management
- Excellent quantitative, analytical and problem-solving skills
- Fluent spoken and written English (other South East Asian languages are an advantage)
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to build and maintain productive relationships and influence decision-making, tailoring approach depending on the seniority level of business contacts
- Ability to work effectively with colleagues in a team environment, and to work on multiple client projects across a given time period.
- Ability to think and work independently, taking the initiative and ‘ownership’ of tasks, having strong organisational and time management skills
- Proven ability to use MS Excel for complex problem solving and analysis
- Experience in using MS PowerPoint and Word for communication and report writing
- Bachelor’s degree educated (or equivalent); graduates with at least a 2:1 level of achievement (or equivalent).
- Strong knowledge of energy policy, climate change, green finance and environmental sustainability in SEA.
- 1-2 years’ relevant work experience in energy policy and technology, ideally in SEA.
- Experience in business/economic/market analysis and/or consultancy is an advantage but not essential.