Policy Manager (Environment, Energy, and Climate Change)

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Cambridge, MA, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
University/Academia/Research/Think tank
Experience Level: 
5-7 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POLICY MANAGER (ENVIRONMENT, ENERGY, AND CLIMATE CHANGE), Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to act as lead staff on J-PAL’s Environment, Energy, and Climate Change (E2C2) sector.  The E2C2 sector measures the real-world impacts of energy and environmental policies, particularly on energy access, pollution reduction, and climate change mitigation and adaptation. The recently launched King Climate Action Initiative (K-CAI) is dedicated to generating evidence on the real-world impacts of potential climate solutions.  Responsibilities include working with sector co-chairs and project director Claire Walsh to manage grantmaking for research and scaling; working with the sector chairs to write and update synthesis products (literature reviews, reports, policy briefs, blogs, op-eds) that describe the current state of knowledge; serving as the primary liaison between K-CAI and three of J-PAL’s regional offices; building relationships with key partners and presenting J-PAL’s work and research in the E2C2 sector; writing publications that “translate” J-PAL’s economic research into lessons for policymakers; conducting research and analysis for literature reviews, policy memos, grant proposals, and climate change sector-specific analysis projects; and collecting and examining project implementation data to conduct cost-effectiveness analyses

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  at least five years of relevant experience; a master’s degree in economics, public policy, environmental economics or a closely related field; ability to supervise staff and manage projects independently; and willingness to travel both within the U.S. and to developing countries around the world.  PREFERRED:  knowledge of Spanish, French, or other major language(s).  Job #18897