Bloomberg New Energy Finance : Research Analyst - Climatescope - 3months project

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Posted Feb 16, 2016 - Requisition No. 48808

The Role:

Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the definitive source of insight, data and news on the transformation of the energy sector, is seeking a three month contract researcher to contribute to Climatescope, a global project that maps clean energy investment conditions and opportunities in developing nations.

The researcher will be responsible for gathering key policy, business, economic and finance data on a number of Sub-Saharan African countries. The successful candidate should be an experienced researcher, adept at gathering information from a range of government and other sources. Alongside desk-based research, the researcher will also gain access to additional information in-country by meeting and developing relationships with government officials and other stakeholders involved in energy policy, technology and investment.

In addition, the researcher will help run continent-wide surveys related to microfinance and off-grid energy, and will assist with written content and the preparation of other materials related to the launch of the project. Attention to detail and strong writing as well as research skills are essential.

Qualified applicants will have experience in the fields of energy and development in emerging markets, ideally gained within an international Non-Governmental Organization, consulting firm, energy company or news-gathering organization. The position will be full-time, based out of the London office. Travel in the region will be required. French fluency is a prerequisite.

Key requirements:

  • Fluency in English, as well as, Portuguese required ( French is a plus).
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience and demonstrated ability in policy and/or economics research
  • Positive attitude, intellectual curiosity, initiative and an ability to face and innovatively deal with issues independently in a professional manner
  • Excellent attention to detail and strong written English
  • Ability to compile and present data - must be well versed with Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Proven knowledge of energy policy, markets and renewable energy
  • Strong interest in the economic and political issues surrounding renewable energy, climate change and development
  • Previous experience in energy work in the region and/or in sourcing information from a diverse range of stakeholders will be an advantage
  • Extensive travel around the region required

The work will be conducted under the auspices of Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF), a division of Bloomberg L.P., and on behalf of three major NGOs which have commissioned BNEF to profile the clean energy investment environments in 80 jurisdictions around the globe. The project will culminate in a report to be released in Fall 2016. Collection of the data will commence in early 2016.

Bloomberg New Energy Finance:

Bloomberg New Energy Finance provides unique analysis, tools and data for decision makers driving change in the energy system. With unrivalled depth and breadth, we help clients stay on top of developments across the energy spectrum from our comprehensive web-based platform. BNEF has 200 staff based in London, New York, Beijing, Cape Town, Hong Kong, Munich, New Delhi, San Francisco, São Paulo, Singapore, Sydney, Tokyo, Washington D.C., and Zurich.

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