Data Analyst, Clean Power)

Posted on 23 May 2023
Salary: Competitive
Location: Remote
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: 07 June 2023
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Ember is compiling national power-sector targets to enable a global clean power tracker showing where countries are today, what they are on track for based on existing targets, and where they need to be for clean power by 2035/2040.  This will bring much-needed transparency and consistency across countries, and ultimately will help to build momentum and strengthen targets in line with overarching climate goals. 

We’re looking for a motivated analyst who understands climate policy and targets to take a major role in developing this tool. We seek someone who shares our vision of a 100% clean electricity system, who wants to use their analytical skills to make a positive impact.  You must have a good understanding of the power sector, particularly in Asia, and an understanding of climate policy. You must have good quantitative skills, and be able to work quickly yet systematically to compile information across large numbers of countries.  

You will work closely with a senior analyst within Ember’s data team, and report to a senior member of the Data Team.  You will be supported by the wider team of electricity experts, as well as the communications team and data visualisation specialists. There will be opportunity to contribute to other data-driven tools and analysis to drive policy change in the region. 

This is an exciting time to join Ember, and a great opportunity to create a high-profile and impactful tool. This is a remote role.


Key responsibilities

  • Research, compile and update power sector targets and policies
  • Help define a methodology for translating power-sector targets into comparable metrics
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of the global clean power tracker
  • Conduct analysis at country and regional level and contribute to reports, data stories and other outputs
  • Develop strategies to create high-level impact with via data-driven analysis
  • Contribute to other projects and outputs from Ember’s Data Team

Must have

  • Master's degree or equivalent or equivalent skills or experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of work experience in the energy or climate sector
  • Good understanding of energy policy and renewable energy policy, particularly in Asia
  • Numerate and data literate, with good analytical skills using the software of your choice (e.g. Excel, Python, R)
  • Systematic with careful attention to detail
  • Fluent in spoken and written English.
  • A passion for tackling climate change with a data-driven approach

Nice to have

  • Track record of research or advocacy around energy policy
  • Good understanding of international energy and climate policy
  • Experience with python or R
  • Experience working in an Agile team
  • Good professional network within the energy sector
  • Other language skills

Salary & hours

  • Full time but only working 9 days every fortnight with no reduction in pay, 12 months fixed term contract subject to a 3 month probationary period, with possibility of extension. For employees based outside of the UK, a local payroll contract is available, dependent on the country.


  • We operate a nine-day fortnight meaning our full-time staff are given every other Friday off work with no reduction in pay
  • 25 days holiday, plus UK bank holidays (unless local statutory minimums are higher)
  • For each year that you're part of the team at Ember you'll receive an additional day of holiday, up to a maximum of 5 additional days.
  • Generous paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working.
  • Access to a local working space can be arranged
  • Access to a counselling service
  • Funding and allocated time for your training and development
  • Paid volunteer day
  • Two paid days off to enable low carbon travel
  • Season Ticket loan

Deadline for applications

The application closes at 23:58 (UK time) on 07 June 2023.

How to apply

Please complete our online application form by 2 June 2023.

We may close the application deadline early if a sufficient number of applications are received.

Please note that this post was previously advertised as Data Analyst (2030 Clean Power) and there is no need to resubmit your application.



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Working at Ember

Ember is an independent energy & climate think tank, using data to drive down carbon emissions from electricity generation and to phase out coal. We gather, curate and analyse data on the global power system – and use our findings to improve energy and climate policy.

You’ll be joining us at a period of rapid growth, and be part of an innovative team that’s having a global impact in tackling climate change. We are also a founding member of Subak, the world’s first non-profit accelerator that scales climate impact through data, policy and behaviour change.

We are especially keen to encourage applications from people underrepresented in climate change analysis and campaigning. Climate change is a race issue, a class issue, and a gender issue. We welcome applicants with lived experiences of these issues.