Research Analyst Greening BRI Project

Development Beijing, China


Overview:

 

The Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), first announced in 2013, seeks to support the construction of infrastructure worth hundreds of billions of dollars across multiple countries along the Belt and Road.  Ensuring that the BRI channels capital toward low-carbon and environmentally sustainable technologies and projects and avoids locking in high-carbon infrastructure is a top priority for WRI, particularly in relation to WRI’s role in the BRI International Green Development Coalition initiated by the China’s Ministry of Ecology and Environment.

 

WRI seeks a Research Analyst to support the research agenda of Greening BRI Project and Sustainable Finance Center. The Analyst will undertake research on China’s overseas investment and their financial and environmental impact and provide recommendations on greening Belt and Road Initiative. The Analyst should expect to interact with government officials, financial institution practitioners, and other stakeholders. The position will require active collaboration with others in the Sustainable Finance Center and China office, as well as with other parts of WRI and external partners.

 

Responsibilities:

 

The Research Analyst's main areas of responsibility will include the following:

Research (75% of time)

  • Undertaking primary qualitative and quantitative research and co-authoring knowledge products (e.g. reports, briefs, data products)
  • Presenting at internal and external meetings
  • Conducting interviews, conducting outreach, and engaging external stakeholders
  • Co-authoring blog posts and other pieces
  • Contributing to funding proposals and progress reports

Administrative (25% of time)

  • Organizing internal and external meetings, workshops, conferences and other dissemination activities
  • Liaising with Chinese and international external partners, as well as WRI colleagues across programs and countries

 

Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in one of the following areas or similar is required: finance, economics, environment, public policy, and international affairs/studies/relations
  • Professional proficient in Mandarin and English
  • Minimum 2-3 years of relevant full-time work experience on green finance, green Belt and Road Initiative or climate/environmental finance is required
  • A successful candidate will demonstrate excellent qualitative and/or quantitative research, writing and communication skills
  • Prior experience writing research products and blog posts on climate/green finance and greening Belt and Road Initiative
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office and internet research
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work in a multi-cultural environment, with good work ethics
  • Detail-oriented and organized thinker we can juggle multiple, competing priorities
  • Ability to deliver high quality work while under pressure
  • Flexibility to travel nationally and internationally

 

Final candidate will be required to take a writing test.

 

Reporting: Senior Associate, Sustainable Finance Center

 

Salary and Benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience and skills. WRI offers a generous, comprehensive benefits package

 

Duration: Full-time

 

Location: Beijing, China