Researcher (Arabic/English fluency) – is needed in Covina, United States to work from home

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Researcher (Arabic/English fluency) – Remote, Covina, United States
Organization: Global Energy Monitor
Country: United States
Field location: Covina, CA
Office: Global Energy Monitor in Covina


Global Energy Monitor is seeking an experienced Researcher with fluency in English and Arabic, who will work as part of the Oil and Gas Program, working on specific trackers for English and Arabic research within the Oil and Gas Program. The researcher will also provide Arabic language research for other trackers within Heavy Industry and Renewables and Other Power as needed.

The Oil & Gas team ‘s research program focuses on producing global datasets that reflect current and future oil and gas-fired power plants, oil and gas extraction sites and their development, crude oil and natural gas liquids (NGL) transmission pipeline projects and their development, liquified natural gas import and export terminals and their development, and natural gas transmission pipeline projects and their development. The Oil & Gas program currently includes the following trackers : Global Oil and Gas Extraction Tracker , Global Oil Infrastructure Tracker , Global Oil and Gas Plant Tracker and the Global Gas Infrastructure Tracker.

The Challenge

According to the Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), we have less than a decade to make massive and unprecedented changes in the global economy to avoid the worst impacts of climate change. To meet that challenge, Global Energy Monitor is creating trackers and other tools to provide detailed information on energy facilities, sponsors, and financing.

About Global Energy Monitor

Global Energy Monitor (GEM) is a network of researchers developing information for the worldwide climate and clean energy movement. Since the organization’s founding in 2007, GEM’s research has become an essential tool for activists, journalists, policymakers, and scientists. GEM’s data and reports are used and cited by organizations ranging from Greenpeace to The Wall Street Journal. GEM’s information is used by Bloomberg Terminals, the International Energy Agency, the IPCC, Climate Analytics, Carbon Tracker Initiative, and hundreds of others.


GEM does not have a central office; instead, GEM works with employees to create suitable home offices catered to the needs of their role. Remote staff do not have to be based in the United States; however, preference will be given to those living in the United States. GEM can hire employees worldwide in countries where our PEO ( Deel ) operates, except in countries classified as Level 3 or 4 on the U.S. Department of State’s website.

Position Summary and Duties

 Using various global data sources to collect, gather, and vet information to ensure that GEM’s trackers will provide the most accurate and timely information on global (Sources include government data, company reports, news articles, as well as information from partner organizations, etc.)
 Creating, formatting, and updating wiki pages for projects on the platform.
 Supporting report development and analyses based on GEM’s data.
 Assessing the environmental and social impacts of energy projects.
 Updating dashboards and tools based on GEM’s data, as needed.
 Collaborating with other GEM staff members across different project areas.
 Miscellaneous support for other GEM projects as needed.

Education & Experience

Applicants who tailor their resume and cover letter to these requirements will be prioritized.

The following experience and skills are required for this position:

 Fluency in English and Arabic.
 At least 1 year of experience in energy/environmental research.
The following experience and skills are desired for this position:

 Basic GIS skills

 Basic coding skills/experience organizing and analyzing large datasets.
 Background knowledge of/experience with the energy sector and/or energy and climate change NGO community.
 Demonstrated analytical experience, including experience in summarizing and presenting data. 
 Professional-level writing skills.
 Strong research skills, including attention to detail, scrupulous adherence to documented fact, resourcefulness in using online search tools, and basic knowledge of environmental and social impacts of fossil energy production, governmental and business institutional structures, and the global political context of energy.
 Demonstrated facility with computers, software.
 Demonstrated ability to master additional technical skills as needed for data development and analysis.
 Commitment to social and environmental justice.

Pay and Benefits

This is a full-time, 40-hour-per-week, work-from-home position. The pay rate is $37.58 per hour for locations in the United States.

Locations outside of the US: GEM aims to offer comparable salaries, benefits, and leave to employees living outside of the US in line with our fully transparent compensation framework. More information can be requested by contacting GEM’s HR team.

Benefits include (US-based employees):

 100% paid health, vision, and dental insurance for employees & contribution towards dependent coverage
 Long-term disability and worker’s compensation insurance
 Employee Assistance Program
 Retirement plan with a 5% employer match & access to a financial advisor specializing in socially responsible investing
 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 18 holidays, 15 sick leave days, and other leave
 Remote work stipend
 Home office set up assistance and sponsorship
 Ergonomics consultation & equipment reimbursement
 Paid 12-week sabbatical leave after five years
 14 weeks of paid parental leave

Application Requirements

Applications will be reviewed in the order they were received. Applicants must provide a resume and cover letter.

If you have any questions regarding the application process, please contact Human Resources at [email protected].

Hiring Practices

Equal Employment: Global Energy Monitor is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All employment determinations at GEM are based exclusively on the needs of the organization, specific job requirements, and a candidate’s individual qualifications. These determinations are made without regard to race, ethnicity, nationality, religion or belief, age, physical, mental, and/or sensory disability, sex, orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital status, medical history, or military service. GEM is committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

Diversity and Inclusion: Our goal is to listen, engage, and activate voices across our global organization to ensure all identity groups and perspectives are represented in our work. Our aspiration is to foster a diverse work environment and encourage women, LGBTQIA individuals, people of color, people with disabilities, older members of the community, ethnic minorities, foreign-born residents, and others from minority groups and diverse backgrounds to apply. We designed our hiring process to foster an inclusive and welcoming experience that allows candidates to feel respected, appreciated, and comfortable, thereby creating the conditions for both GEM and the candidate to determine if there is a good fit.

Accommodations : We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to qualified individuals with disabilities. This includes providing reasonable accommodation where appropriate. Should you require a reasonable accommodation to apply or participate in the job application or interview process, please contact [email protected]

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