Climate Change Policy Analyst

Competitive Innovations
Washington, DC, United States
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
Private Sector
Experience Level: 
Not Specified
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)


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Competitive Innovations is seeking a Policy Analyst to support the Office of Global Change in the Department of State’s Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs (OES/EGC).  These support services include logistical, administrative, substantive, and programmatic responsibilities.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Evaluation and oversight of U.S. climate programs and climate-related contributions to multilateral funds, including compliance with mandated reporting, outcome monitoring, assessment of diplomatic engagement and impact, messaging of program benefits, and other duties, as assigned.
  • Research and special projects to advance the office’s work in the areas of climate finance, clean energy, sustainable landscapes, and low-emissions development strategies.
  • Assist in leading USG engagement in international negotiations and multilateral fora regarding climate change, such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and other multilateral institutionsincluding: 
    • Preparation of position papers and briefing materials, schedule management, staffing at international meetings and conferences, and liaising with bilateral partners, and other duties, as assigned.
    • Coordination with entry and mid-level officials within the OES Bureau, the Department of State, other federal agencies, and embassies and posts, as well as NGOs, the private sector, and other civil society organizations.
    • Determination of the content and application of policies and regulations is inherently governmental and must be performed by government employees.


  • Interim Secret clearance or higher
  • Bachelor's degree in Public Policy, Master's degree preferred
  • Experience working on international climate change policy
  • Coursework in environmental policy, economics, and/or finance
  • Ability to work under pressure with short deadlines
  • Strong organizational skills, attention to detail, and ability to distill complicated technical and policy issues
  • Ability to determine priorities without frequent guidance and to quickly learn and navigate complex organizational structures
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with a wide variety of stakeholders, including policymakers, representatives of other governments, business leaders, and members of the non-governmental community
  • Ability to communicate clearly, succinctly, and persuasively and draft high-quality written materials in a large range of formats

Competitive Innovations (CI) is a solutions provider to government and industry, headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.  CI serves customers with critical requirements – including national and cyber security -- in information technology, management, mission support, training, and web solutions.  Founded in July 1999, CI is committed to the core values of integrity and service.  CI is a small business concern, Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, and Kentico Gold Partner proudly serving both public and private sector customers. All qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or military/veteran status.