12552 - Policy Analyst

Milano, Italy
Full Time
Institute for Climate Resilience (ICR)
Mid Level

Job Opening cod. 12552
CMCC Position
Policy Analyst
(Deadline:  July 15th, 2024)

The CMCC Foundation is a scientific research center on climate change and its interactions with the environment, society, the world of business, and policymakers.
Our work aims to stimulate sustainable growth, protect the environment, and develop strategies for the adaptation and mitigation of climate change.

Our Institute for Institute for Climate Resilience (ICR) is looking for a new position of Policy Analyst, located in Milan, responsible for conducting research, analysing policy frameworks and developing recommendations to inform decision-making processes at local, national and EU level.
Workplace location: Milan, Italy

The Policy Analyst will be expected to contribute to our multifaceted efforts in environmental economics, climate change adaptation and climate governance by researching, analysing policy frameworks and developing recommendations to inform local decision-making, working in a dynamic and multidisciplinary environment, with a visible impact on policy and society in Europe and beyond. In this role, he/she will have the opportunity to work on a wide range of projects within the European network, covering various aspects of environmental sustainability and climate resilience.

The Policy Analyst is responsible of:

  • Conduct in-depth research and analysis within the EU context.
  • Monitor policy developments, legislative initiatives, and international agreements related to climate change and environmental sustainability, identifying emerging trends and opportunities for intervention.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams and external partners to design and implement EU-funded projects aimed at advancing climate resilience, promoting sustainable development, and ensuring environmental justice.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of policy recommendations, leveraging research findings and stakeholder input to inform evidence-based decision-making.
  • Support stakeholder engagement activities, including organizing workshops, conferences, and policy dialogues to facilitate knowledge exchange and promote collaboration among diverse stakeholders.
  • Prepare reports, briefings, and presentations to communicate research findings, policy analyses, and recommendations to policymakers, practitioners, and other stakeholders.

  • Ph.D. or a minimum of 5 years of research experience post-undergraduate degree, enabling access to doctoral studies, in the field of economics, statistic, political science, public policies, end environmental studies.
  • Strong interest in and knowledge of environmental economics, climate change adaptation, and climate governance issues, with a demonstrated commitment to promoting sustainability and resilience.
  • Excellent research and analytical skills, with proficiency in qualitative and quantitative methods.
  • Familiarity with EU policies, institutions, and decision-making processes related to environmental sustainability and climate change, including experience working on EU-funded projects.
  • Commitment, motivation and proactivity in pursuing projects.
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment, as well as independently with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to identify and focus on the essential elements of issues and processes so as to achieve established goals effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to changing plans and priorities.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to convey complex concepts to diverse stakeholders.
  • Fluency in English (Italian not needed), good presentation and writing skills.

  • Willingness to travel to project meetings and to conferences.
  • Ability to work in an interdisciplinary and diverse environment committed to high-quality research.
  • Commitment to promoting environmental justice and addressing climate change challenges through policy advocacy and action.

  • Based on the duration of the employment contract, without prejudice to any changes in organisation and/or career paths and downstream of the performance appraisal.
  • The appointment is assigned following:
  1. internal selection;
  2. external selection in the event that there are no internal candidates, or they are assessed as unsuitable.
  • The appointment period will be initially of 12 months starting as soon as possible, with the possibility of contract extension based on performance, results achieved and new project opportunities.
  • The gross annual salary range is from 28 to 33K Euros, based on the qualification and working experience of the candidate.
  • Welfare package (for min 12 months contract)
  • Flexible working time
  • Support during the immigration process, if needed

Belonging to legally protected categories (ex L. 68/99) will constitute a preferential condition.

Some fiscal benefits could be applied for repatriated workers or foreign researchers/professors, having the requirements defined by Dlgs 147/2015 (for repatriates) or Dl 78/2010 (for foreigners).

CMCC is an equal-opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, age, familial status, and other legally protected characteristics. Please omit from your CV any data you or we might consider discriminatory.

This job announcement is an invitation to express interest in the above-mentioned CMCC Position.

Applicants responding to this posting declare that they have read, understood and agreed to the Official Rule for the CMCC Personnel recruitment".

We will keep your information on file for up to 1 year.


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