Project Officer, Climate and Energy Project


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. For over two decades, the NRDC has worked in China as a thought leader and trusted adviser to our partners. With a highly effective team of more than 40 members based in our Beijing office, we have worked hard at both the national and local levels to recommend, develop, and support the implementation of 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 in accordance with applicable laws. 

Position Summary 

NRDC is seeking a Project Officer to work with the China Climate and Energy Project team in our Beijing office. 

The Project Officer will work with the Project Manager on research cooperation and engagement with Chinese partners to advance just energy transition and facilitate industrial decarbonization efforts in China’s key energy-intensive provinces, such as Inner Mongolia and Shanxi. This position will be responsible for supporting the development and implementation of NRDC’s climate and energy strategy, to ensure fruitful collaboration with Chinese partners, timely delivery of high-quality research products, and effective outreach activities in targeted provinces. 


Strategy Development (10% of time required) 

Research and Advocacy (45% of time required) 

Project Management (45% of time required) 


We offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits, and a supportive working environment. Salary is based on a nonprofit scale and commensurate with skills and experience. 

To apply, please visit and upload your resume and cover letter through our online portal. We would like you to upload any additional papers or project work that you think would showcase your abilities. Due to the high volume of applications NRDC receives, we will only contact candidates we would like to progress through the search process. Please no phone calls, emails, faxes, or in-person resume drop-offs. Please reference where you saw this posting. NRDC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

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