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E3G seeks Sustainable Finance Senior Policy Adviser

E3G 5<y Senior Level  Brussel, Brussels Hoofdstedelijk Gewest, Belgium 22 Okt 2017

Job Description

Sustainable Finance Senior Policy Adviser


  • 8 years+ of relevant professional experience;
  • A  good  undergraduate  degree  in  a  relevant  discipline  (required)  and  post-graduate qualification in a relevant discipline (desirable);
  • A good and demonstrable working knowledge of sustainable/climate finance issues;
  • A track-record of  managing stakeholder partnerships (required),  ideally on climate finance or a low carbon investment agenda (desirable);
  • Able to demonstrate a strategic and political understanding of the challenges of sustainable development;
  • Confident operating in an international context and influencing senior decision-makers from government, finance and civil society;
  • A strong team player, committed to achieving E3G’s objectives and capable of inspiring and facilitating action by others;
  • Good written and spoken English (required), additional languages (desirable);
  • Able to travel internationally;
  • Salary competitive and in line with skills and experience.


If we are to limit average global temperature rises to 1.5/2°C then the transformation to a global low carbon economy must happen over the next 35  years. Achieving this will require the shifting of  capital  from  high  to  low  carbon  projects  and  businesses.  This,  in  turn,  will  require  the realignment of investment incentives from high to low carbon; overhaul of prudential rules and supervision of financial institution; comparable and comprehensive disclosure of climate-related factors; and the targeted use of public funds to lever private capital from high to low carbon sectors.

E3G has a well-established programme of work in Europe focused on building and mobilising support for these institutional, supervisory and regulatory structures required to shift capital to support the low carbon transition and seeking to expand our existing staffing capacity.

Job purpose

To have day-to-day responsibility for running E3G’s Sustainable Capital Market Union project working with an internal team. Tasks including strengthening and managing a multi-country multi stakeholder coalition; oversight of and contribution to developing and drafting analysis and briefing papers; and outreach and engagement with official and advisers within a range of EU institutions and national governments to support the delivery of desired policy outcomes.

Role requires excellent organisational and inter-personal skills; ability to analyse and synthesise differing and often complex sources of information into clear conclusions and messages; and willingness to go the extra mile to deliver desired policy outcomes.

Key responsibilities

  • Helping  strengthen  and  manage  and  existing  multi-stakeholder  coalition,  including managing strategic relationships with a small number of key organisations.
  • Delivering  political  and  policy  analysis,  contributing  to  and  managing  the  drafting of briefing papers, blogs, letters, reports.
  • Offering support on project work within the wider E3G team and  contributing to the wider development of E3G as an organisation.
  • Will require flexibility and ability to travel.
  • To  be  based  in  E3G’s  Brussels  office.  For  exceptional  candidates  a  London  or  Berlin location will be considered.

Person description

  • You are an intellectually curious and highly motivated self-starter with a strong interest in the opportunities and challenges around developing low carbon and climate-resilient economies.
  • You are a creative thinker, able to learn fast and to work flexibly with a range of people.
  • You are prepared to go the extra mile to deliver and motivate those around you to deliver high quality outputs to challenging deadlines.
  • You  are  comfortable  with  complex  research  projects.
  • You  are  confident  running  analytical processes and managing ad  hoc collaboration.
  • You will be able to identify and engage with a range of external stakeholders to effectively communicate your ideas and findings to a varied audience.


Send  your CV and a cover letter outlining your suitability for the role to  by  11 November 2017. Interviews will be held in the first and second week of December


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