Asia electricity programme director

Asia electricity programme director


To apply: Please send a CV & one page cover letter to, addressed to Dave Jones.

Applications close November 30, 2021


We are looking for a well-connected policy lead to lead Ember’s Asia electricity team to speed up Asia’s electricity transition from coal to clean. You will need to have a proven record and hunger for making change in Asia. You will also be an experienced team leader, able to direct our growing team of Asia electricity analysts to make the most impact. This is a remote post, working with a pan-Asian team.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead on Ember’s research and advocacy work on Asia’s electricity transition. 
  • Develop a strategy for the team’s research and advocacy work on Asia’s electricity transition. This includes identifying priority countries/regions, and developing strategies for promoting electricity transition in those countries/regions, including the theory of change. 
  • Oversee the implementation of the team strategy by translating it into specific tasks and activities for each individual team member. 
  • Provide inputs into Ember’s overarching strategy for expediting the electricity transition around the world. 
  • Manage Ember’s existing two Asia electricity analysts and expand the team to a total of five analysts. 
  • Sit on Ember’s senior management team, working across the wider Ember team.
  • Work collaboratively with stakeholders in Asia to leverage the most impact.



  • 10+ years of experience in shaping Asia’s energy transition.
  • Passionate about phasing out coal in Asia.
  • Fluent in English and at least one Asian language.
  • An effective networker with an established network in the energy and climate space.



  • Fascination with data and data visualisation
  • Deep understanding of the Asian electricity system and related climate issues. 


Salary and Hours

  • $60-$90k depending on experience
  • Full-time position; 6-month probation clause
  • Flexible, remote working



  • Local payroll contract
  • Enhanced leave allowance of 25 days holiday (in addition to UK Bank Holidays). Plus additional time off between Christmas and New Year. For each year that you’re part of the team at Ember you’ll receive an additional 1 day of leave, up to a maximum of 5 additional days. 
  • Expenses available for travel.



  • Send a CV & one page cover letter to, addressed to Dave Jones. 


About 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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