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Position description

SLOCAT is the international, multi-stakeholder partnership powering systemic transformations and a just transition towards equitable, healthy, green and resilient transport and mobility systems for the people and the planet. We deliver on our mission through co-creation, co-leadership and co-delivery across knowledge, advocacy and dialogue activities in the intersection between transport, climate change and sustainability. Our multi-sectoral Partnership engages a vibrant and inclusive ecosystem across transport associations, NGOs, academia, governments, multilateral organisations, philanthropy and business; as well as a large community of world-class experts and change-makers. Going where others do not or cannot go individually, our Partnership is leveraged to set ambitious global agendas and catalyse progressive thinking and solutions for the urgent transformation of transport and mobility systems worldwide.

The Policy Analyst will contribute to the policy analysis work of the SLOCAT Secretariat and to the translation of such analysis into messaging and tools for decision-makers. In doing so, this position will help bridge SLOCAT activities on knowledge and analysis with global advocacy, from the conceptualisation stages to outreach. This position will work directly under the supervision of the Director for Outreach and Communications.

Duties and Responsibilities

This position will focus on the following areas:

  • Analyse how knowledge and research findings at the intersection of transport, equity, climate, energy, health, and cities should affect transport policies and regulations, especially as they relate to the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
  • Design and coordinate the development of initiatives and materials that bridge the gap between knowledge analysis and advocacy.
  • Elaborate compelling messaging for policymakers based on SLOCAT’s knowledge products, including the SLOCAT Transport, Climate, and Sustainability Global Status Reports.
  • Support the initiatives and activities of the advocacy team, particularly by providing knowledge-based messaging.
  • Perform any other tasks commensurate with the duration, terms, and service scope of the position, in agreement with the job holder.

Skills Required

  • Master’s degree in transport, urban planning, public policy, or other fields related to sustainable development.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
  • Passionate about achieving climate change and sustainability action through transport and mobility. A track record of work at the intersection of transport, equity, climate, energy, health, and cities is highly desirable.
  • Proven experience in the elaboration of knowledge products and peer-to-peer learning initiatives for policymakers.
  • Excellent skills in knowledge and data visualisation; samples are required.
  • Excellent writing and oral presentation skills; samples are required.
  • Proven fluency in Microsoft Office Suite and Google Suite.
  • Fluent in written and spoken English; proficiency in other languages, particularly French, is desirable.
  • Track record of working and thriving in multicultural and multi-sectoral environments.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work remotely and in person within a global organisation.
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Availability to work across time zones.
  • Flexible, responsible, and self-motivated.
  • Availability for international travel.

This is a remote position. Candidates must have existing work authorisation in the country where they are based. SLOCAT is unable to provide visa work authorisation.

Interested candidates should submit their application (CV and a one-page motivation letter) to by 11:59 PM Pacific Time (California, U.S.) on 22 July 2024. Shortlisted candidates will be invited for an online interview in August.