Heavy Industry Analyst, Strategic Communications (flexible location)


The ECF’s strategic communications team plays an active role in helping create more political, media and public endorsement for action on climate change at an international, national and sectoral level. Team members deliver strategic advice, communications and outreach support to ECF’s programmes and its grantees, and work as part of an international network of communications experts to enhance the public debate on climate change and its solutions more broadly.

This role will work as part of a small team of analysts, strategists and researchers, to help secure a positive response to the climate crisis from the heavy industrial sector, which has an increasingly important role in the formulation of global climate policy. The Heavy Industry Analyst will be responsible for building and supporting a network of collaborators and partners focused on the space, will work with them to deliver strategic communications interventions, and will produce research and intelligence products that generate media stories and inform allies.

Key responsibilities

Research and Analysis:

▪ Produce high quality research and analysis of heavy industry issue areas and industrial sectors as they relate to climate change and decarbonisation. Compile credible, concise briefings for allies and partners working to shape debates and narratives relating to the decarbonisation of heavy industrial sectors.

▪ Contribute to the development, review and evaluation of strategies and interventions undertaken by the strategic communications team in this space.

Network development and contact cultivation:

▪ Build a network of high-quality, high trust relationships with representatives in the corporate, political, communications and grassroots movements relevant to this issue area. Coordinate (and in some cases create) strategic communications interventions in this issue area on behalf of the strategic communications team.

▪ Build strong partnerships with existing and new allies working on this issue area.

Experience and competencies


▪ At least six years’ experience in a strategic campaigning environment, with a specialism in at least one area of campaign strategy, campaign communications, accountability research and/or political intelligence;

▪ A demonstrable track record of building issue-specific networks and delivering research-driven projects through effective informal collaboration;

▪ A proven ability to develop a credible level of expertise across a number of complex issues with little previous experience of these issues;

▪ A proactive, problem solving approach to your work;

▪ Exceptional judgement in identifying communications-led interventions that positively impact different issue narratives;

▪ Excellent written and spoken English.

▪ The drive to be self-directed and work nimbly and generously over phone/video conferencing and different timezones.

▪ A commitment to an inclusive and empowering approach to tackle climate change.


▪ A background or direct experience in one or more heavy industry sectors;

▪ Familiarity with data research techniques;

▪ Language skills other than English.

What we offer

▪ The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international group of individuals who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work;

▪ A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself;

▪ A full-time position with a consultant or employment contract (subject to location) for 12 months, with a possible renewal after one year.


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