Energy Analyst, Turkey

Posted on 27 July 2022
Salary: Competitive
Location: Remote, with a preference to being based in Turkey, but not essential. Willingness to travel internationally for team meetings.
Hours: Full-time
Closing date: 09 August 2022
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Be part of a dynamic team and make a difference to the world we live in.

We are hiring a new energy analyst, primarily focused on Turkey. You will help us use data to accelerate the energy transition from coal to clean.

Ember started work in Turkey in 2021. We produce cutting-edge research to support high impact, politically viable policies that aim to help Turkey reach its 2053 net zero target. We have grown our reputation in the country especially with research on the economic advantage of wind and solar power over coal and the dramatic reduction in energy imports thanks to wind and solar power generation. We are now looking for a new analyst to use Ember’s data into action approach to make a further impact in the energy transition debate in Turkey. To this end, you are expected to have previous experience in electricity data analysis professionally and/or academically.

The Energy Analyst (Turkey) will report to the Regional Lead and will be part of the team responsible for Turkey, Ukraine and Western Balkans within a larger European team and programme of work which includes the EU and UK.

Key responsibilities

  • Gather, curate and analyse data on the Turkish electricity and energy system.
  • Write data-driven insight pieces in line with Ember’s Turkey strategy on specific aspects of electricity transition and policy interventions needed to address these. (You will use a wide range of formats for your insight pieces including: blogs, briefings, reports, social media posts and data visualisations).
  • Follow global trends & innovations, and the regional economic, political or regulatory risks/opportunities that may accelerate/hinder the energy transition in Turkey.
  • Proactively seek out new data/analyses/reports/papers on global energy transition that can support Ember’s work in Turkey.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders in Turkey to help shape your electricity and policy insights, and also to ensure they reach their target audience, and expand your network accordingly.
  • Support the delivery of the team's projects in Turkey e.g. co-authoring Ember's Turkey Electricity Review: https://ember-climate.org/insights/research/turkey-electricity-review-2022/

Requirements

  • Great level of experience in data analysis (preferably experience in Turkish electricity data)
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate high quality analysis from large datasets in an accessible way both verbally and in writing
  • Proven ability to conduct independent research and get to grips with new concepts quickly
  • Passion about the global electricity transition
  • Advanced level of analytical thinking
  • Open-mindedness, non-ideological approach
  • Cultural/diplomatic sensitivity (understanding other people/diverse perspectives/views)
  • Maintaining objectivity when opinions are challenged by peers or stakeholders
  • Networking - actively builds a network of colleagues/contacts to achieve/progress objectives
  • Fluent in Turkish and English, verbal and written
  • Team oriented with a strong commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

Nice to have

  • Deep understanding of the Turkish electricity system
  • Previous experience in a policy environment
  • Experience using analytical packages like Python or R
  • An established network in the energy & climate space
  • Experience in other countries in the region (Ukraine & Western Balkans)
  • Skills in other languages used in the region

Deadline for applications

The application closes at 16:30 (UK time) on 09 August 2022.

How to apply

We are no longer accepting applications for this role.


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.

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