Project Lead Industrial Transformation Brazil (f/m/d)

Permanent employee, Full or part-time · Berlin

Agora Energiewende
Europe and an increasing number of other countries and regions in the world have decided to become climate neutral by 2050 at the latest. This will imply not only energy systems becoming fully clean within the next 30 years, but also the industrial sector reaching climate neutrality within just one generation. While this is creating tremendous opportunities for investments and clean development, immense efforts are needed to reach net-zero climate objectives, especially for energy-intensive industries.  
This is where Agora Energiewende helps: We develop evidence-based strategies for ensuring the success of the clean energy transitions around the globe. As an independent and non-partisan think tank we share knowledge with stakeholders in the worlds of politics, business, and academia while enabling a productive exchange of ideas. 
Our industry programme is internationalising and seeks for a 
Project Lead Industrial Transformation Brazil (f/m/d) with a focus on the work of power sector, steel, hydrogen, and bioeconomy.
Full-time or part-time (minimum 32 hours), based in Berlin
Brazil is in a unique position when it comes to natural resources that are strategic for its energy transition and the decarbonisation of the global economy. With a diverse portfolio of renewable energy sources, large forest, agricultural and mineral resources, as well as an important industrial capacity, the country could play an important role in supporting global efforts for decarbonisation and has the opportunity of promoting a socially inclusive and sustainable development of its economy. 
You will work closely with our think tank partner in Brazil, the E+ Energy Transition Institute, and with a larger team at Agora on this huge mission. The team is expert, strategic, and busy!  
Your responsibilities include
  • Leading Agora’s activities in Brazil, and representing Agora in the region towards stakeholders and decision makers;
  • Working with Agora’s partner in Brazil, the E+ Energy Transition Institute, and in close liaison with Agora’s headquarters in Germany;
  • Directly advising government authorities on key energy policies;
  • Managing budgets, and actively contributing to Agora’s business and strategy development in Brazil;
  • Conducting, coordinating and managing specific research projects on energy transition and industrial transformation in Brazil;
  • Analysing energy systems, economics, and policies, and producing relevant publications;
  • Developing and implementing a demand-driven research agenda on the key drivers for a successful energy transition in Brazil;
  • Systematically transferring German and international experience, as well as expertise and research results from Agora’s work in the field of energy system transformation to stakeholders in Brazil;
  • Transferring insights and information about the transformation of energy systems in Brazil to Agora’s overall team;
  • Fundraising.
What we offer
  • An opportunity to work in a mission-driven, highly motivated, and professional team;
  • An attractive office space in a central Berlin location and the option of hybrid working with good digital equipment;
  • Diverse experiences including professional relationships with colleagues and experts from a variety of countries around the globe, and working with important policy processes at national, European, and international level;
  • Opportunities for professional growth and advancement;
  • 29 vacation days, flexible working hours, access to a coaching platform for mental wellbeing;
  • A structured onboarding program and regular team and organisation-wide retreats to bring us all together; and
  • A full-time or part-time role with initially a two year contract.
We are looking for
  • A strong desire to actively shape the global clean energy and industry transition;
  • A significant network of contacts in Brazil, and the ability to be a highly credible and impressive representative toward Agora’s partners and policy-makers;
  • Familiarity with policy instruments and energy transition policy processes;
  • Profound expertise in at least two of the following thematic areas: power sector, bioeconomy, hydrogen, industrial transformation, and business models in future energy systems;
  • Experience in implementing complex cooperation projects with multiple (international) stakeholders and networks;
  • Dedication, reliability, perseverance, strong problem-solving and analytical skills are as crucial as creativity and an ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team;
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written, ability to present analytical and research material, and fluency in Portuguese and English; German and other language skills are a plus;
  • Profound knowledge of energy and climate policies in Brazil;
  • A degree and at least eight years of relevant work experience including ample experience working in Brazil, research expertise on the region’s power systems, industrial sector, and energy economics.
How to apply
If you are interested in supporting us in our mission, please apply via the button below and upload your application by December 4, 2022. 
As file name please use „Application_Project_Lead_Brazil_surname_name”. Please include a letter of motivation and your CV and indicate your salary expectations as well as your earliest possible starting date. For reasons of objectivity, we would like to ask you not to include an application photo.
We want an energy transition for everyone from everyone. Therefore, we are particularly pleased to receive applications from people from groups that have been underrepresented in energy policy. We welcome applications regardless of gender and gender identity, nationality, ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability and age, and sexual orientation.  Unfortunately, our offices are not completely barrier-free, but we are working on solutions. 
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Andrea Reis at
About us

Agora Energiewende, Agora Industry and Agora Agriculture develop evidence-based strategies for ensuring the success of clean energy, industry and agricultural transitions and around the globe. As independent and non-partisan think tank and policy laboratory, we analyse upcoming challenges, share knowledge with decision-makers and stakeholders and enable a productive exchange of ideas.

We are looking forward to hearing from you!
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