International Policy/Senior Policy Analyst: Climate Change
MAF are advertising for someone to fill this role; this is what they are requiring in terms of key skills. I have added a few extra skills in italics based on my experience dealing with people who make a living in the climate change and/ or sustainability business and in my dealings with MAF senior policy analysts.
Strong analytical skills, preferably including experience in numerical analysis. (This is important because you will be dealing with made up numbers that have been adjusted several times and don’t make any sense)
A background in climate change and/or sustainability preferred. (A closed mind on climate change an advantage, true believers only. People with the ability to think for themselves need not apply)
Degree in science, environment or another relevant field (There won’t be much real science involved, a relevant qualification in propaganda will be fine)
Interest in the agriculture and forestry sectors (and a desire to cripple agriculture)
Strong team player. (it is important that we stick together and make sure our stories match)
Able to deal with multiple and competing priorities (the truth versus the official policy of MAF and the Government for a start.)
Works well under stress (especially important for trying to explain how livestock cause global warming when they do not alter the composition of the atmosphere at all. If you have experience telling lies or pulling the wool over people’s eyes that will help))
Confident at speaking in public (especially bullshit)
Excellent at written skills (as above)
Highly motivated (to talk bull shit, cripple agriculture, make money out of good hard working people who unlike yourself are productive)
If you think this is you and you and you are prepared to prostitute your science and want to be part of a multi billion dollar industry send your cv to MAF and good luck.