Director of National Climate Action, WRI India

Director of National Climate Action, WRI India

Job Summary

In this role, you will lead a portfolio of impactful programs in key countries that result in measurable change in terms of supporting countries to enhance their climate ambition. You will oversee the development and implementation of research and engagement projects focused on assessing and quantifying the social and economic benefits of climate action, integrating smart climate action into national development and infrastructure investment plans, the implementation and enhancement of country NDCs (Nationally Determined Contributions), and the development of Long Term Strategies.

You will leverage a deep understanding of climate policy and finance, and a network of multilateral and private finance institutions, to ensure the research results in investment-ready projects and climate-smart policies. In addition, you will provide thought leadership and oversight, manage a growing and diverse team of Economists, Scientists and other Researchers, and Engagement and Communications professionals, and liaise with high-level champions, government representatives, funders, and external partners. You will engage WRI experts from other disciplines to ensure a consistent and impactful approach to policy analysis, economic modeling, and enhancement efforts in countries. You will also lead on key research efforts in their field of expertise, including by authoring papers, managing research teams, and contributing to specific research products.

This position is remote due to Covid-19, but you will be based at one of our WRI’s offices other than our US office once restrictions have lifted.

How to Apply: Please submit a resume with cover letter. Applicants must apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered.

Program Overview

WRI’s Climate Program works to accelerate the transition to a stronger, more inclusive and low-carbon growth path in order to confront the climate crisis and build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic. With centers in Brazil, China, India, Indonesia, Africa, the US, and Mexico, our experts focus on shifting national policies through economic and policy analysis, global diplomacy, data and accountability. The National Climate Action Initiative is a joint effort of the Climate Program, the Economics Center, and WRI International Offices comprising efforts undertaken as part of the work on a New Climate Economy, on the development of Long Term Strategies, and NDC implementation and enhancement.​ We believe that if countries are directly supported with rigorous and compelling policy and economic analysis, technical tools and capacity building, on how to incorporate climate action into economic and national development policy and narratives, then we can overcome many of the political and financial barriers to increasing climate ambition.​

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