Senior electricity policy analyst, Southeast Asia

Posted on 16 May 2023
Salary: Competitive
Location: Remote
Hours: Full Time
Closing date: 04 June 2023
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Ember has been working on addressing electricity transition challenges in key ASEAN countries and we are now looking for an experienced energy policy analyst with a great network to help amplify our impact across the region. You will take charge in developing research insights to inform power sector policies and empower advocacies to accelerate clean electricity transitions in South East Asia. You will deliver on Ember’s vision and objectives in close coordination with a new SE Asia Electricity Policy analyst, as well as other electricity policy experts within Ember’s Asia team and other national energy experts across the region.

We are looking for a passionate electricity policy analyst to support our research and advocacy programme in the ASEAN countries. You will help focus the minds of stakeholders in the region on the policies needed to achieve a much-expanded clean electricity system in the next two decades.

This role is a unique opportunity to influence one of the most important policy areas of this decade in the ASEAN region. It builds upon Ember’s previous work in Asia tracking and commenting on electricity transition, which already had an impact in countries across Asia.

To be successful in this role, you will need to have a proven record of producing compelling data-led research or analysis and have a strong understanding of South East Asia’s energy policy landscape. 

This is a remote role, working with a pan-Asian team. We are also hiring an analyst at this time.

Key responsibilities

  • Grow Ember’s ongoing research and advocacy work in ASEAN countries to help accelerate their transition to clean electricity.
  • Build Ember’s presence in SE Asia as a credible energy policy think tank
  • Produce compelling, data-led research, short media-ready analysis and commentary for publication and internal use
  • Build and maintain an influential network of external stakeholders and experts to maximise impact on the wider policy debate and explore opportunities for collaboration
  • Work with the Asia Programme Lead and a new SE Asia Electricity Policy analyst to develop a plan to grow the team in the region
  • Work with colleagues from the Asia policy team to periodically evaluate the Asia team strategy and objectives
  • Act as Ember's main media spokesperson in ASEAN countries and work with the comms team to build relationships with journalists, write opinion articles and respond to media requests

Must have

  • Minimum 7 years of experience in SE Asia, working in a research or an analytical role on energy transition
  • Proven experience in creating policy impact in ASEAN region through data-led research and strategic comms-based advocacy
  • Experience of independently developing reports, short media-ready analyses, policy briefs and op-eds for news outlets on clean electricity transition in ASEAN countries as well strong verbal communication skills
  • Experience of engaging with national journalists, presenting research work in webinars and deliberating on energy transition in panel discussions
  • An established network in SE Asian organisations (regional, national and/or multilateral); ability to develop and maintain new relationships with policy-makers, government departments, think-tanks and campaign groups
  • An established network in SE Asian organisations (regional, national and/or multilateral); ability to develop and maintain new relationships with policy-makers, government departments, think-tanks and campaign groups
  • Passionate about reducing global greenhouse gas emissions
  • Self-motivated, able to work independently; able to multitask; set priorities and meet deadlines with limited direction while working remotely
  • Fluent in English and at least one main SE Asian national language
  • A natural collaborator with a disposition to work generously with colleagues from different time zones

Nice to have

  • Experience with power sector modelling
  • Understanding and vision for 1.5 degree pathway for ASEAN countries
  • Fascination with data and data visualisation

Salary & hours

  • Full time (but only working 9 days every fortnight with no reduction in pay), permanent subject to a 3 month probationary period. 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) and 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 also be arranged for employees
  • 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 04 June 2023.

How to apply

To apply please complete our online application form by 28 May 2023.

We encourage you to submit your application early, as we may close the post early if sufficient applications are received before the deadline.

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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.