Consultant, Oil & Gas Review

Data Analysis & Technical Research Worldwide

This position is a limited-term position through October 2022 and can be based out of one of the WRI offices globally (UK, US, Colombia, Mexico, Nairobi, Hague, Indonesia, India, Brazil). Existing work authorization is required at the time of application submission for the country office designated. WRI is not able to sponsor work authorization for this position.

Program Overview:

The Global Energy Program speeds the transition to a low-carbon, inclusive energy future by helping to build clean energy markets and change institutions. Our more than 80 experts focus on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access with active work in China, Colombia, India, Indonesia, Kenya, Mexico, Tanzania, Uganda, the United States and Vietnam. We take public commitments as a starting point and push forward policies, projects and programs that accelerate and deliver change on the ground.

Job Summary:

WRI is seeking a consultant to provide a strategic review of the 1.5 degree aligned scenarios that exist for the Oil and Gas sector and its various end use market segments (power, transport, chemicals, heating, industrial direct use, agriculture). This review will inform WRI’s emerging strategy on sectoral transformation and will identify and will overlay these O&G sector scenarios with commitments and activities underway that would roll out and scale up necessary shifts by 2030. WRI’s work alongside the Systems Change Lab and its the State of Climate Action indicators will be part of the review. The consultant will also provide a snapshot assessment of the companies leading and lagging along sectoral transformation areas as laid out in the State of Climate Action. The review would also provide WRI with a strategic recommendations on high impact policy, market development, supply chain action, and finance/investment analysis and partnership priorities and From public and private research sources, the consultant will identify research gaps and providing recommendations for baseline transformation pathways for WRI to use. S/he /they will provide research, analysis, and programmatic support to advance the Energy Program’s new strategy. This is a three-month limited term, fixed price contract.

Job Responsibilities:

• Conduct research and analysis on the oil and gas sector transformation pathways offered by independent organizations identify research and action gaps
• Provide a comprehensive review and assessment of key O&G industry reports published externally and internally
• Conduct limited external interviews and participate in selected industry events
• Review Africa oil and gas use assumptions
• Provide a comprehensive review and assessment of key O&G industry reports published externally and internally
• Review scenarios for O&G supply and demand. Note where variance from scenarios emerging due to Ukraine invasion and Russia sanctions/retaliatory market action
• Review the scenarios from WRI’s Systems Change Lab and State of Climate Action and compare the scenarios with action to date and advise which best reflects the pathway we are on
• Compare the activities of each of the oil and gas companies with the ambition of the 1.5-degree scenarios and with reference to the State of Climate Action scenario
• Recommend where WRI should focus its interventions including policy, market development, supply chain, finance and investment and partnership priorities
• Create overview assessment on key gaps and areas of progress strategy for WRI’s review

Job Qualifications:

• A masters degree in engineering, energy system analysis, business other relevant degree.
• Strong subject matter expertise in energy systems and international energy markets
• Minimum of 10 years of relevant research and analytics experience in a high-caliber environment specifically in the energy field
• Strong analytical and quantitative skills, alongside strong synthesis and strategic thinking skills
• Ability to structure analysis to solve critical questions and provide insights to senior stakeholders
• Excellent written and oral communication skills
• Comfortable presenting and facilitating discussions in a range of settings Preferred qualifications:
• An advanced degree (PHd) in a relevant field such as engineering, environmental policy, public policy, business administration, economics, or similar

Potential Salary:
Salary is commensurate with experience and other compensable factors.

How to Apply:
Applicants must submit a resume and cover letter and apply through the WRI Careers portal to be considered. Bidders should submit a technical proposal in English including the following: 1. A cover letter explaining qualifications (maximum 800 words). 2. Consultant’s resume and publications lists 3. Examples of Relevant Research Reports or facilitation process documents 

What we offer:

  • A competitive salary
  • Access to the WRI global network with the opportunity to exchange with and learn from passionate colleagues working at the cutting edge of their fields across Asia, Africa, Europe, Latin America and the US.
  • The chance to have an impact and to develop your career within a mission driven organization with access to varied learning and training opportunities.
  • A workplace that strives to put diversity and inclusion at the heart of our work.
  • The opportunity to join and get involved in different working groups and affinity groups to shape the future of WRI.
  • Long-term commitment to hybrid working model with flexible working hours.
  • Generous leave days that increase with tenure.

About Us: Founded in 1982, World Resources Institute (WRI) is an independent, nonprofit global research organization that turns big ideas into action at the nexus of environment, economic opportunity, and human well-being. We are working to address seven critical challenges that the world must overcome this decade to secure a sustainable future for people and the planet: climate change, energy, food, forests, water, sustainable cities, and the ocean. WRI has a global staff of over 1,800 people with work spanning 60 countries. We have offices in Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, India, Indonesia, Mexico, Colombia and the United States, as well as a growing presence in other countries and regions.  

The foundation of our work is delivering high-quality research, data, maps, and analysis to solve the world’s greatest environment and international development challenges and improve people’s lives. We work with leaders in government, business, and civil society to drive ambitious action and create change on the ground. Equally important, we bring together partners to develop breakthrough ideas and scale-up solutions for far-reaching, enduring impact.

Our mission and values:

WRI’s mission is to move human society to live in ways that protect Earth’s environment and its capacity to provide for the needs and aspirations of current and future generations.

Our values are shared ideals that bind us together: Integrity, Innovation, Urgency, Independence, Respect.


Our culture: WRI is committed to advancing gender and social equity for human well-being in our mission and applies this principle to our organizational and programmatic practices. We are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, the LGBTQ+ community, persons with disabilities, Afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply. Recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality, WRI has also been awarded EDGE certification.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.