Recruiting [Hired] Legal Program Attorney – Energy Governance 2023-03-08

Organization description 

Solutions for Our Climate (SFOC) is an independent policy research and advocacy group that aims to make emissions trajectories across Asia compatible with the Paris Agreement 1.5°C warming target. SFOC is led by legal, economic, financial, and environmental experts with experience in energy and climate policy.  


Since its founding in 2016, SFOC has led strategic campaigns on coal power phase-out, renewables, and climate finance. More recently, we have expanded our work beyond the power sector, establishing oil and gas, legal, steel, methane, maritime transportation and land-use programs. SFOC’s effectiveness comes from its extensive digital and media communication, legal strategy, diplomatic and political network, and leadership among grassroots campaigns.


Job description  


SFOC uses litigation as a tool to enhance climate ambition. In 2020, SFOC filed the landmark youth climate litigation representing nineteen teenagers to a Korean Constitutional Court. Our legal team now consists of two mid-level and two junior-level attorneys. Lawyers in the legal team handle legal cases relating to power markets, fossil fuel project financing and bioenergy, etc.


SFOC is seeking an experienced legal expert who can supervise our work on energy governance. More specifically, the attorney will research  energy market design and governance to expand renewables  in the Korean power system. Legal Program Attorney – Energy Governance will be responsible for the following:


  • Supervise and operate the energy governance and market design work
  • Oversee and conduct research on domestic and international policies/technologies regarding energy governance and energy market design
  • Engage Korean policymakers and energy market stakeholders to accelerate the improvement of renewable and grid flexibility regulations
  • Organize seminars or workshops and coordinate relevant legal action
  • Correspond with international and/or domestic climate organization partners and find opportunities for collaboration



  • Admission to the Korean Bar
  • Experience in leading a team
  • Strategic thinking and effective communication skills
  • Proficiency in Korean and English
  • Ability to adapt to a fast-paced environment


Required documents for application:

  1. Korean or English Resume/CV
  2. Cover letter in Korean or English


How to apply:

Email: (with the following file name: SFOC_ Legal_[Your Name])