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Data Scientist - Financial Analyst

Civic Exchange
Major Asian financial markets (remote)
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Closing Date:
Monday, 23 October 2023

About the Organisation

Hong Kong's position as an international finance center provides a critical role in accelerating decarbonization efforts in China through domestic and international capital, but credible financing and transition pathways are necessary to ensure material contributions to climate transition. Civic Exchange transition finance and ESG programme aims to leverage Hong Kong's unique position as a finance hub to accelerate decarbonization efforts in Hong Kong, Greater Bay Area (GBA) and China.

Currently, we are conducting projects that emphasize the importance of clear definitions of transition activities for the energy sector across Hong Kong and GBA in a regional level, in which the role of HK as a green finance hub will be examined in detail to see what kinds of policy measures and innovation on green finance will need to be in place to achieve rapid decarbonization of energy sector and beyond.

The Data Scientist (Financial Analyst) will be part of the Climate Finance Fellowship, a pilot initiative providing pathways for finance professionals to transition to climate finance careers with the goal of accelerating organizations leading the energy transition financing movement in Asia, Africa, and Latin America. In addition to your position at Civic Exchange, as a Fellow you will benefit from climate change, energy finance, and leadership development training, as well as building your global network of likeminded professionals. Some international travel may also be required. IREX, a global non-profit that has supported more than 50,000 Fellows over 50 years, will implement the fellowship and provide ongoing support to you and your host organization.

About the Job

As a Data Scientist with a focus on financial analysis, you will be responsible for conducting financial data analysis, building financial models, and preparing technical reports to educate stakeholders and raise awareness. You will also be expected to bridge the gap between research and policy by translating research findings into actionable policy recommendations.

The candidate will have the opportunity to contribute to research and policy development on sustainable finance and related issues, engaging with stakeholders in the community and promoting the organization's mission and goals. You will conduct financial data analysis, build financial models, and prepare technical reports to communicate research findings to stakeholders. You will also translate research findings into actionable policy recommendations and engage with policymakers and other stakeholders to promote their adoption.

Key Responsibilities

  • Conduct financial data analysis and build financial models to support research projects.

  • Develop and implement quantitative research methods, including statistical analysis, machine learning, and data visualization.

  • Prepare technical reports and other publications to communicate research findings to stakeholders, including policymakers, industry leaders, and civil society organizations.

  • Identify and evaluate relevant financial data sources and maintain a comprehensive understanding of the banking industry and financial markets.

  • Collaborate with other researchers and staff to develop and implement research projects and initiatives.

  • Translate research findings into actionable policy recommendations and engage with policymakers and other stakeholders to promote their adoption.

  • Participate in relevant conferences, workshops, and other events to stay up-to-date on industry developments and promote the organization's mission and goals.


  • Master's degree (preferred) in data science, finance, economics, or a related field.

  • At least 5 years of experience conducting financial data analysis and building financial models.

  • Strong quantitative analysis skills, including proficiency in statistical analysis, machine learning, and data visualization.

  • Excellent technical writing and communication skills, including the ability to communicate complex ideas to a variety of audiences.

  • Knowledge of banking industry and financial markets, as well as relevant regulations and policies.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and contribute to a positive team culture.

  • Personal and professional integrity and ethical conduct.

To apply

Must be legally eligible to work full time in your country of residence.

In order to apply, email your application by Monday 23rd October 2023 to

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