The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. For two decades, NRDC has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 30 people based in our Beijing office, NRDC China Program have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that conserve natural resources, curb pollution and accelerate China's transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.
NRDC is seeking a Program Officer, Power to work with the China Coal Cap Project team in our Beijing office.
The Program Officer, Power will support research cooperation and engagement with Chinese partners under NRDC’s China Coal Cap Project to develop analysis related to transitioning the electricity sector from coal power to low-carbon electricity, including supporting research on national and provincial targets, plans, policies and mechanisms to limit the risk of excess coal power, accelerate retirement of excess coal-fired power plants, and integrate greater renewable energy, storage and demand side resources while maintaining electricity system stability and supply. The program officer will support the project manager in research, project management and implementation, and coordination with Chinese partners.
This is a full-time consultant position. The selected candidate will be offered for an initial term of one year, with the potential to extend based on program needs and funding availability.
Support the project manager and Chinese partners at the national and provincial level to research short, medium, and long term targets, pathways, market mechanisms and policy measures for reducing the capacity of China’s coal-fired power plants and increasing the supply of low carbon generation sources.
Conduct research on environmental, energy, ecology and other standards for decommissioning backward capacity, as well as capacity reduction pathways appropriate for each region.
Undertake research trips, organize meetings and workshops, and do other related administrative work as required by the project.
Assist with project administration and reporting.
Work with colleagues to advance project research and communications.
Master’s degree or above, with 2 or more years relevant work experience in energy and/or environmental fields.
Strong research, writing, and speaking skills in both Chinese and English.
Some knowledge of China’s clean energy development, electricity market, and climate change policies, as well as the ability to conduct in-depth data and policy analyses.
Strong interpersonal and cooperative skills, as well as the ability to work well with government representatives, research institutions, universities, companies, and other NGO partners.
Ability to efficiently and independently perform various tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
Must be responsible, pay close attention to detail, and work with efficiency and accuracy.
NRDC is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion, both in our work and in our workplace. We believe that celebrating and actively welcoming a diversity of voices and perspectives is essential to solving the planet's most pressing environmental problems, and we encourage applications from candidates whose identities have been historically under-represented in the environmental movement. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate in hiring or employment.
We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience.
To apply, please visit www.nrdc.org/careers and upload your resume and cover letter, in which salary expectation and availability are stated, through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of resumes, only qualified candidates will be contacted. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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