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Duties and Responsibilities

  • Undertake detailed policy research in areas of strategic interest – including the voluntary and compliance carbon markets, and tax regulations.
  • Select, summarize, and present key policy developments to management.
  • Maintain a database of global policy developments/.
  • Prepare presentation materials to showcase BURN to government ministers.
  • Draft letters, and prepare applications forms for government programs.
  • Support the Head of Government Relations on visits to governments across Africa (mix of in-person and remote)
  • Liaise with government staff to schedule meetings with ministers.
  • Respond to consultations on behalf of BURN.
  • Produce regular and ad-hoc research reports.
  • Work closely with other departments (e.g., carbon, legal) to ensure all teams have accurate up to date information on relevant policy and legislation.
  • Complete all reporting activities accurately and on time.

Skills and Experience

  • Master’s or bachelor’s degree – ideally in public policy, politics, law, or similar
  • Ideally at least 2 years experience in a relevant role
  • Demonstrated ability to digest large volumes of information, select the key points, grasp the “so what,” and present it clearly to management
  • Ability to read, understand and summarise legal documents
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English
  • Excellent research skills
  • Excellent analysis skills
  • Highly motivated, energetic self-starter who takes ownership and works independently
  • Process-orientated with strong time-management skills
  • Thrives in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial environment
  • Knowledge of the carbon markets and environmental policy is desirable
  • Knowledge of tax and trading regulations is desirable
  • A passion for BURN’s mission 





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