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Data and Policy Analyst


Deadline 11.06.2023 €2,500-€3,750/month (est.)

Sandbag is looking for a Data and Policy Analyst

Location: Brussels

Salary: €30-45k

Posted: 25 May 2023

Start date: ASAP

Closing date: 11 Jun 2023

Hours: Full time

Sandbag is a non-profit think tank which uses data analysis to build evidence-based campaigns on EU climate policy. We focus on policies such as the EU Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS), the Carbon Border Adjustment Mechanism (CBAM) and the decarbonisation of heavy industry.

We are seeking to strengthen our team with a Data and Policy Analyst.

This will involve:

  • Investigating steelmaking processes and technologies, including the potential of CCS technologies, electrification and circularity applied to this sector;

  • Researching demand-side instruments related to the decarbonisation of steelmaking;

  • Researching the impact of policies related to hydrogen;

  • Developing data sets and tools such as Marginal Abatement Curves; -

  • Creating relevant analyses (writing reports, policy briefs, articles etc.);

  • Presenting Sandbag’s research to policymakers, other NGOs or journalists.

  • Analysing datasets related to the EU ETS or the CBAM;

This project is part of our wider involvement in EU climate policy analysis and may lead to working on connected topics as well (policy instruments such as the Renewable Energy Directive, policy initiatives linked to circularity, CCS etc.).

The candidate will:

  • care passionately about fighting climate change;

  • have a science or economics masters degree and successful work experience;

  • have experience of the energy market or industry sectors such as steel;

  • have a knack for finding information, public or private, including through networking;

  • have excellent writing skills in English, with precision and attention to detail; be able to understand technical material (legislation, research) and explain it effectively to both technical and non-technical audiences;

  • be highly numerate and comfortable with data analysis;

  • be a confident Excel user and Python programmer;

  • be a quick learner and a self-starter, happy working in a fast-moving environment;

  • be happy working as part of a small organisation punching above its weight to achieve change;

  • have the necessary permits to work in Belgium.

The ideal candidate will also have:

  • data visualisation skills;

  • knowledge of EU climate policy, in particular the EU ETS.

Key information

The role is based in Brussels in hybrid format, starting as soon as practicable.

Application instructions

Please apply by sending a covering letter and CV to [email protected] by 11 June 2023. Interviews will take place shortly thereafter.

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