Organisation: Stichting Funder Forum

Position: Strategic Analyst

Location: Flexible Global location

Salary: 75,000 - 85,000 USD with healthcare on top if based in the US

Closing date: 13/02/2022 (day/month/year)

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Strategic Analyst

Stichting Funder Forum

Background

The Stichting Funder Forum (SFF) is a small team supporting a network of funders that work to create a systemic shift away from oil and gas, in service to a safer climate future. The Global gas Hub is a project incubated at SFF which serves as a central hive for regional, thematic, and global gas campaigns to advance the shared goals of the urgent and rapid delivery of a global gas phase-out.

The Stichting Funder Forum is seeking a highly motivated and proactive individual in the area of strategy development and analysis. This is a new role that will support the Project Director, Global Gas Hub.

Job description

The Strategic Analyst will assist in the analysis of data and trends related to gas and energy systems, using their strong analytical lens and knowledge of policy processes to support the process of strategy development. These strategies will inform the philanthropic community on their investments to phase out the production and use of oil and gas. The person will also support in convening on emerging topics in the sector and assist in mapping and identifying potential actors across geographies.

The position requires a person with analytical and research skills, an understanding of influencing policy processes, along with the ability to think strategically. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to grasp technical issues, derive insights from data, and work with a team to translate these insights into actionable strategic recommendations. The candidate should work well across networks and communicate effectively.

Major Responsibilities

1. Data analysis

  • Analyse data and trends on fossil gas;
  • Contribute to global strategies to reduce climate emissions from fossil gas based on sound research and analysis;
  • Respond to requests for deep-dive analysis from the funder community to inform grantmaking strategy.
  • Assist in developing regional/global dashboard tracking real-world trends in fossil gas, serving the CSOs and philanthropies on an ongoing basis.
  • Assist in the development of data incubation projects especially in the Global South in line with the global strategy on reducing emissions from fossil gas.

2. Support strategy development

  • Support Global Gas Hub in developing strategies informed by robust data and analysis, informing philanthropies toward more effective grant making;
  • Support development of strategies involving “inside track” engagement and influence of policy processes;
  • Support identification of emerging areas of interest in shifting away from the production and use of fossil gas, decarbonizing the economy, and identifying the right actors to ensure consultative strategy development.;
  • Build strong relationships with the community of actors working to phase out the production and use of fossil gas;

Candidate requirements

  • Minimum 4-5 years of relevant professional experience working on technical/strategic issues in the environmental or energy sectors within a research institution, think tank, civil society organisation, consulting firms or similar.
  • Strong strategy skills, with intellectual agility and the ability to analyze, think critically, and understand emerging issues and opportunities to drive the transition from fossil gas;
  • Experience with policy processes and an understanding of how policy processes are shaped and influenced;
  • Strong analytical skills, an excellent knowledge of Excel (experience in database management, data analysis).
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as good communication and presentation skills.
  • Ability to write in English fluently, accurately and concisely.
  • Ability to understand how insights from data translate into actionable recommendations for stakeholders;
  • Demonstrated project management experience and an ability to deliver to deadlines.

Preferred: These additional qualifications would make you even a stronger candidate for the job, but should not deter you from applying:

  • Deep knowledge of energy systems, climate change, fossil fuels, and gas in particular.
  • Experience with a range of energy-related data sources including experience with subscription databases & analytical tools.
  • Knowledge and relationships with data-driven organisations, especially in the climate justice and energy transition space.
  • A strong relationship with the civil society and familiarity with strategy, campaigns and advocacy within the climate justice space.
  • Knowledge of Spanish.

Additional comments

Location: Location flexible for the right candidate. Given the global scope of the role, candidates must be willing to work flexible hours depending on location.

Term, salary, and benefits: Generous salary and benefits package in line with experience. Initial one-year contract with potential for renewal. 75,000 - 85,000 USD with healthcare on top if based in the US, adjusted for the market, and adjusted for experience.

Diversity, equity, and inclusivity will be central to the work of the Stichting Funder Forum; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, or age.

How to apply

To apply for the post, please send a letter of application stating the skills and approach that you would bring to this specific post along with your resume/CV by email to Karem Armstrong at karem@darylupsall.com.

Please ensure that documents are sent with the titles “your name cover letter” and “your name CV” and state "Funder Forum – Data Director” in the email subject line. Please do let us know, in your covering email, where you found out about the post.

This position will be evaluated in a rolling process, please apply as soon as you can.

Final deadline for applications: Sunday February 13th, 2022

Daryl Upsall International actively promotes equality, diversity and inclusion. In recruiting candidates, we seek candidates with the proven skills required, irrespective of race, gender, religion or belief, age, disability or sexual orientation.

Contact person: Karem Armstrong

Response email:

Website: www.funder-forum.org/

Preferred method of response: Email

Closing date: 13/02/2022 (day/month/year)

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