Key responsibilities: Lead the Research Group on projects and initiatives that require assessments of resource economics; Lead the business case development, preparation and completion of proposals/deliverables for the public and corporate sector on economy wide-climate finance, just transition and modelling of costs of climate change solutions; Contribute to CSIRs thought leadership on climate change, energy, climate finance, Just Transition and resource economics modelling; Lead the Research Group in collaborative efforts, including proposal writing, in pursuance of contract R&D in the fields of Just Transition, Energy and climate finance; Collaborate with CSIRs Business Development and Commercialisation (BD&C) to position the Research Group, the Impact Area and the CSIR to be an effective role player on linkages between climate finance, energy and Just Transition; Mentor and formally supervise the post-graduate research of candidate-researchers and researchers within the research group. Qualifications, skills, and experience A Master’s degree in economics, mathematics, engineering, physics or a closely related field with at least five years experience with a track record of deploying macroeconomic computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to shape policies or strategies in government, consultancy, academia, industry or a financial institution; A Doctoral degree would be an added advantage; Excellent knowledge of coding and modelling in GAMS; knowledge of MPSGE is an advantage; Experience with the Global Trade Analysis Project (GTAP) database Sound understanding of microeconomic theory; Familiarity with a wide range of climate-related modelling including but not limited to macroeconomic and energy-system models; Strong knowledge of and interest in climate policies particularly carbon pricing; Strong knowledge of and interest in high- and low-carbon technologies; Ability to present technical details to a non-technical audience in an intuitive way; Understanding of the energy issues / trends in SA will be a plus. Effective organizational as well as written and verbal communication skills; A recent and extensive publication record in the fields of southern African climate variability, climate change, mitigation, and adaptation; Demonstrable experience and success in attracting R&D funding and the successful management of research projects; Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work closely with others in a research group; Must have a valid drivers licence. The following requirements are crucial for this position: Knowledge of environmental sustainability opportunities and challenges in national and multinational companies; Sound knowledge of macroeconomic computable general equilibrium (CGE) models to shape policies or strategies in government, consultancy, academia, industry or a financial institution. Ability to conduct research tasks, collect, analyse, and summarise data; combined with ability to manage projects in a multi-stakeholder and multi-geographies context; Good writing skills, with the ability to create high-quality written documents (e.g., proposals and deliverables) combined with excellent oral communication skills in English; Ability to collaborate with key international, national, and sub-national actors in the implementation of climate mitigation initiatives and supporting innovation in emerging climate change mitigation pathways; Ability to lead the preparation and completion of proposals and deliverables for corporate and public sector clients on climate change policies and climate change adaptation and mitigation; Ability to liaise with other teams within and outside the CSIR to gather information and insights related to climate policy and climate change mitigation.