Natural Resources Defense Council, Inc.

  • China Urban Policy Analyst

    Job Locations CN-Beijing
    Posted Date 2 months ago(12/2/2019 1:58 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    International [404000]
  • Overview

    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) is an international nonprofit environmental organization with more than 3 million members and online supporters. Since 1970, our lawyers, scientists, and other environmental specialists have worked to protect the world's natural resources, public health, and the environment. NRDC works in countries and regions including the United States, China, India, Canada, Mexico, Chile, Costa Rica, and the European Union.


    For two decades, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) has been a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners in China. With a highly effective team of more than 40 based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and help implement innovative laws, policies, technologies, and market tools that curb pollution and accelerate China’s transition to a clean, low-carbon economy. NRDC's Beijing Representative Office is registered under the Beijing Municipal Public Security Bureau and supervised by the National Forestry and Grassland Administration of China.


    Position Summary:


    The Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC)’s China Program is seeking a full-time Urban Policy Analyst (consultant) for its China Sustainable Cities Project. Using international experiences, the China Sustainable Cities Project promotes best practices in carbon peaking strategies, sustainable transportation, sustainable consumption, and green buildings for Chinese cities. This position is based in Beijing.


    Successful candidates will assist the China Sustainable Cities team in the following capacity:

    • Conduct research and case studies; analyze urban data with appropriate tools to offer policy recommendations
    • Draft and publish reports, briefs, and other substantive documents
    • Assist in the coordination and development of key partnerships (government, research institutes, academia, other NGOs)
    • Support daily work in Cities Project as needed.


    • Master’s degree(s) in areas related to urban planning, transportation, green buildings, etc.
    • Two or more years of relevant work experience;
    • Understanding and knowledge of urban sustainability and China-specific urbanization issues;
    • Strong analytical skills on policy and data-based assessment;
    • Proven ability to conduct research tasks independently;
    • Excellent professional writing and oral presentation skills in Chinese;
    • Fluency in English;
    • A good team player and quick learner; self-motivated and hardworking


    NRDC is committed to workplace diversity and inclusion. We are equal opportunity employers and do not discriminate in hiring or employment. We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a pleasant working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with experience.


    To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting.


    If you are having technical difficulty while applying, please send an email with the position title in the subject line to


    Applications will be accepted until filled. For further information about NRDC, please visit and


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