Oil Change International

Exposing the true costs of fossil fuels

Jobs at Oil Change International

Oil Change International is currently hiring for the following position:


About the Position:

Oil Change International is seeking an enthusiastic, organized, and detail-oriented Analyst who will research and write about international energy finance topics, including: 1) public energy finance and subsidies, particularly for oil, gas and coal, in and from G20 countries and multilateral financial institutions; 2) energy access and distributed renewable energy finance, particularly in Africa; and 3) development and equity issues relating to fossil fuel production in Africa and Asia. The analyst will work with Stop Funding Fossils program team members to determine the most effective research and analysis to shift public finance away from fossil fuels, including reports, briefings, and shorter pieces, as agreed.

Major responsibilities:

  • Analyzing the volume and impacts of public energy finance flowing from international financial institutions to energy projects globally, using data from OCI’s Shift the Subsidies database, which includes over 10,000 international energy finance transactions going back to 2008;
  • Researching and analyzing energy access finance, particularly from multilateral development banks and other international financial institutions;
  • Researching and analyzing fossil fuel finance and fossil fuel subsidies internationally, with a focus on G20 countries and other northern governments;
  • Researching development and equity issues relating to fossil fuel production in Africa and Asia,
  • Researching public energy finance and international financial institutions supporting key coal, oil, and gas projects, in order to support partners in these regions;
  • Working with the Stop Funding Fossils team and the Shift the Subsidies database manager to determine how to most effectively present and disseminate the data in the Shift the Subsidies database;
  • Undertaking data collection for the Shift the Subsidies database as needed;
  • Following and analyzing global developments relating to energy finance in order to identify opportunities for further research and analysis.

Skills and experience required:

  • Excellent academic and persuasive writing skills;
  • Attention to detail;
  • Time management and project management skills, with ability to juggle priorities depending on urgency;
  • Adaptable and effective at working as part of a team;
  • Ability to work alone but in collaboration with a number of different people;
  • Commitment to the mission of Oil Change International and for environment and energy-related topics;
  • Strong computer and internet research skills;
  • Interest in tracking and analyzing numbers and policies
  • Three or more years of experience in environment, energy, climate, international finance, or policy-related research;
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience;
  • Significant expertise in Microsoft Excel is a plus;
  • Experience with database management a plus

Location: Washington, DC; location flexible for the right candidate

Reports to: Stop Funding Fossils Program Director

Target start date: February 2019

Time commitment: 40 hours/week, flexible schedule during business hours

Compensation: Competitive salary, plus generous benefits

To Apply: Please email by January 18: 1) a cover letter describing your interest in Oil Change International / the work described above and 2) a resume or LinkedIn profile to jobs@priceofoil.org with the subject heading “Analyst.”

Oil Change International values diversity, equity, and inclusivity as central to our work; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment with equitable regard toward race, ethnicity, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.

About Oil Change International:

Oil Change International is a non-profit organization that campaigns to expose the true costs of fossil fuels and facilitate the coming transition towards clean energy. We’re a small, gutsy group that wages hard-hitting campaigns, grounded in solid and credible research, to push the energy industry towards an environmentally and socially sustainable future. We work together with a broad network of allies, in the United States and globally, that are committed to identifying and overcoming political barriers to a clean energy transition and shifting the balance of power in the energy industry.

Founded in 2005, Oil Change International now has a creative, passionate, and dedicated staff of sixteen across five countries and a supporter base of hundreds of thousands. Known both for our credible, insightful research on the fossil fuel industry and our aggressive nonviolent campaign tactics, Oil Change is a talented group that continues to punch above its weight.