Worldwide - Remote Position (must be able to conduct calls compatible with Eastern Standard Time)
Salary: Salary of 80,000USD - 105,000USD (dependent on experience and expertise level) and Comprehensive Benefits Package
Candidate Level: Management
Contract Type: Permanent
Working Hours: Full Time
Sector: Conservation / Environment / Climate
Country: No country
Closing date: 03/02/2023
Energy Transition Fund, ETF
Evidence and Learning Specialist

As a grantmaker focused on the just and equitable energy transition, the Energy Transition Fund co-creates and supports strategies with partners globally. The Specialist is responsible for growing ETF’s capacity to track the impact of its strategies and their contribution to the systemic change needed to secure a just and equitable energy transition. They report to the Executive Director and will work closely with the programmatic staff to design and implement effective methods for evaluating the impact of our grantmaking and incorporating learning into the early stages of strategy design. They will continuously measure improvements. They will represent ETF in key forums related to evidence and learning with funders and peers and maintain up-to-date expertise.


The Energy Transition Fund is a funder collaborative that was established in 2019 to support regional and global strategies to create the conditions for a just and equitable phase-out of oil and gas production, in line with the Paris Agreement climate limits. 

Please note that ETF does not have an active web presence as a public profile is not necessary for the organisation’s important work.  ETF is an established, impactful, and growing organisation.   Candidates will have the opportunity to learn more about the organisation and its culture and impact through the interview process. 




  • Leading the development and implementation of an evidence and learning framework, and ensuring it is aligned with and incorporated into ETF’s strategic planning and grantmaking processes. 

  • Building a system of reporting on the impact of ETF’s work that is consistent and efficient, from the impact of ETF’s grantees to ETF’s reporting to funders. 

  • Representing ETF in key forums related to evidence and learning with funders and peers.



The key responsibilities outlined below are interpreted as being descriptive in nature and are not an exhaustive list of all possible job responsibilities, tasks, and duties.

Evidence and Learning 

  • Accountable for the development and implementation of ETF’s Evidence and Learning framework, ensuring it is aligned and integrated into the organisation’s Strategic Plan, and that it enables ETF to track progress toward its large-scale systems change objectives in a complex, rapidly changing external environment. 

  • Works with the Executive Director and other Directors to build a culture of organisational learning that prioritises reflection and adaptation. 

  • Works with the Executive Director and other Directors to put in place resources, processes, and procedures necessary to enable the timely use of evidence to support the Annual Global Grantmaking Strategy, and use evidence to inform ongoing revisions of regional and thematic grantmaking strategies. 

  • Collaborates closely with Organization’s Operations team with a specific focus on areas where the Evidence and Learning interacts with grantmaking and reporting processes. 

  • Undertakes or commissions sector-relevant research and analysis to inform the effective development, delivery, and evaluation of grantmaking strategies.

  • Works on projects assigned by the Executive Director related to evidence and learning, risk and due diligence.   

Funder and Stakeholder Relationships and Reporting

  • Proactively cultivates and maintains extensive external networks with experts within the climate change evidence and learning community to ensure up-to-date insights and research shape decision-making.

  • Leads the development of an Annual Impact Report that will effectively represent the work of ETF to appropriate stakeholders

  • Ensures timely and efficient reporting to ETF’s funders in a way that is streamlined for ETF’s programmatic staff and grantees. 

  • Represents ETF in key discussions and meetings related to evidence and learning within climate philanthropy. 

  • Monitors developments in the field to identify emerging needs, gaps, and opportunities.

Team Collaboration

  • Collaborates effectively with the team to ensure buy in and understanding of the evidence and learning program

  • Provides support to other members of ETF as needed

  • Develops, completes or manages ad hoc projects as directed 

  • Works with colleagues to put into action ETF’s organisational and strategic plans 

  • Participates in operational planning 

  • Collaborates with colleagues to help ensure the best outcomes for ETF and our partners



  • University degree or equivalent experience in relevant areas related to development, public finance, and climate diplomacy.

  • At least 4 years experience in designing and implementing evidence and learning frameworks required, with a preference for direct experience in climate change or environmental evidence and learning tools. 

  • Training in quantitative methodologies and qualitative research.

  • A systems thinker with robust analytical skills who can think both quantitatively and qualitatively about how to measure progress in a complex environment where ETF’s work contributes to, but is not the sole cause of, change. 

  • A demonstrated ability to build strong, trusting relationships with partners and steer and facilitate complicated conversations. 

  • Strong work ethic and experience working collaboratively with a team.

  • Ability to learn quickly, juggle multiple tasks, prioritise effectively and meet deadlines.

  • Ability to distil complex information into concise presentations or written documents for a variety of audiences. 

  • Ability to gain support from staff across teams and to build the capacity of others.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.

  • Agile and able to adapt within a growing and changing organisation.



ETF values diversity, equity and inclusivity as central to our work and believes we are strengthened by the diversity of our staff and partners.  We welcome applications from people of all cultures, backgrounds and abilities. Reasonable accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. Accommodation requests can be made by contacting


ETF operates globally. Most team members choose to work from their home, but there are some reimbursements for local office rentals if that is preferred.   Work hours are flexible but staff will at times be expected to attend meetings that are outside of normal daytime hours.  Some international and regional travel will be required.  A computer and other office equipment will be provided.  

The ETF team is a diverse and growing team, located across the globe, and works remotely or co-locates with partners and colleagues as appropriate. A highly passionate and human team, it prides itself on professionalism, compassion and inclusiveness.



Resume and cover letter can be submitted by email to: Carolyn Doornekamp, Director of Operations, to (see email below) by Friday February 3, 2023. ETF thanks all applicants for their interest in the position. Only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact person: Carolyn Doornekamp
Preferred method of response: Email
Response Email:
Closing date: 03/02/2023