Vacancy Announcement

Data Analysis Associate (Methane Program)

POSITION: Data Analysis Associate (Methane Program)

REPORTING TO: Methane Program Director

REMUNERATION: Remuneration will be competitive, based on successful applicant’s experience.

LOCATION: This is a work from anywhere job (remote)

DEADLINE: 31 May 2023

START DATE: As soon as possible


The Center for Climate Crime Analysis (CCCA) is a non-profit organization founded by prosecutors and law enforcement professionals. We combine the power of law, data and analysis to support allies fighting for climate justice and human rights, enable compliance with climate commitments, and hold accountable those causing the climate crisis.

CCCA works with and strategically supports NGOs, expert organizations and private citizens fighting climate change or human rights violations in their efforts to generate, preserve and collect high quality information. CCCA also conducts legal and forensic analyses of information and prepares concrete case files. These are shared with the competent law enforcement or regulatory authorities, with civil society organizations, and with private corporations. Our work thus has a force multiplier effect: enhancing the impact of investigations by our partners; and enabling more effective implementation of the enforcement, litigation and advocacy mandates of others. Our current programs focus on combatting illegal deforestation in the Amazon Basin, in particular where it impacts indigenous lands; and addressing methane emissions to drive rapid reductions in near-term warming.

To know more about us and our work, visit


CCCA is looking for a Data Analysis Associate for its Methane Program. Methane emissions are a crucial piece of the climate puzzle. New data on methane emissions is becoming available and this program seeks to maximize its impact. CCCA will use this data to put pressure on emitters and their enablers (regulators, financiers, customers…) through legal action and advocacy. The ideal candidate has substantial expertise in data analysis and excellent communication skills that allow them to contribute to the legal and advocacy strategies at the core of the program by working with technical and non-technical colleagues to understand the questions to be answered and propose solutions.

The Data Analysis Associate will report to the Methane Program Director to develop and implement methodologies and solutions for analysis within the scope of CCCA’s Methane Program. The associate will collaborate with the data lab and associates in other CCCA programs to ensure lessons are transferred across teams and analysis capacity across the organization can be improved.


Develop methodologies and solutions for analysis within the scope of CCCA’s methane program:

  • Identify the technical aspects behind the legal needs/questions of the program with the Program Director.
  • Develop spatial analysis activities, including combination and visualisation of different data sources based on geographical information (coordinates), and assessing data quality and potential biases.
  • Develop data analysis activities, including the combination of multiple databases and sources to draw insights across those sources.
  • Gathering and vetting data from diverse sources (remote sensing data, government sources, NGO databases, big data, emissions models, company reports, news articles, and other sources) to contribute to legal analysis.
  • Building strong relationships with technical partners (civil society, research institutions, commercial entities).

Facilitate the incorporation of data analysis into legal and advocacy work:

  • Present technical information and analysis results in meetings, including to people without a technical background (e.g., legal or communications staff, civil society partners) and in written reports (detailing methodology).
  • Prepare visual products to incorporate analysis and results into written documents and presentations.
  • Educating other CCCA members in data science and analysis to enhance interdisciplinary work and cross-pollination between programs.


  • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in an area compatible with the role that will be performed.
  • At least 3 years of relevant professional experience, including conducting analysis that incorporates geo-information – strong preference for experience in energy / environmental / atmospheric research and analysis.
  • Fluent in English (other languages highly valued).
  • Experience or familiarity with the following will be considered an asset:
  • Experience retrieving information through APIs and scraping.
  • Experience with remote sensing methods and data (e.g., atmospheric data, VIIRS).
  • Domain knowledge of and familiarity with the coal, gas and oil industries valued, preferably in GHG-emissions accounting and environmental impacts.
  • Knowledge in statistics and data mining – especially experience in quantitative and big data analysis.
  • Familiarity with mathematical models (e.g., emissions modelling) – to query underlying information.
  • Good working knowledge of Python or other programming languages.
  • Experience working in remote teams will be valued.


  • Flexibility to adapt analysis and methodologies as needs of the program evolve.
  • Ability to work in interdisciplinary and multicultural teams.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Strong research skills, including attention to detail, process documentation, and thinking creatively about potential sources of information.
  • Good data analytics skills and data visualization (e.g., elaboration of thematic maps, Power BI, Tableau).
  • Strong organization and communication skills.

We are also looking for a colleague who:

  • is a creative problem solver;
  • is strongly committed to CCCA’s mandate;
  • Is an empathetic team player and takes pride in enabling others to succeed, both internal colleagues and external partners;
  • shows curiosity and a learning and growth mindset;
  • demonstrates personal integrity and sound judgment.

CCCA is committed to diversity. We welcome applications from individuals of every culture and background, and strongly encourage women and individuals from the global south to apply.

As a geographically dispersed organization, our team members work and collaborate remotely. CCCA is therefore open to considering applicants based in any country. However, given that the majority of our personnel are currently based in the Americas and Europe, any applicant must be willing to schedule their work to accommodate these time zones.

CCCA offers flexible work arrangements and anticipates that this position will require a commitment of 35-40 hours per week. Remuneration will be competitive, based on the successful applicant’s experience. Candidates are encouraged to apply even if they do not meet all skills and experience if they believe they can perform the key responsibilities.

For any queries, please contact with: Methane Data Analysis Associate and your name in the subject line. We will review applications on a rolling basis.