Program Manager, Energy Access in Emergencies

Organization: Mercy Corps
Location: Global

City: Flexible, provided it is in a country where Mercy Corps has an office.
Post Date: September 17, 2018
Close Date
: Open until filled. Apply ASAP

Mercy Corps is a leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.

The Energy in Emergencies - Mitigating Risks of GBV (EEMRGprogram is a 2-year initiative with the goal of improving the capacity of humanitarian actors to design sustainable, market driven, access to energy programs that are specifically designed to address the energy needs of women and girls, enhance their opportunities to play a central role in the sector, and help mitigate risks to GBV.  This will primarily be achieved through designing and delivering a curriculum in partnership with Mercy Corps Afghanistan, Jordan, and Uganda teams to humanitarian practitioners as well as working in collaboration with existing networks and communities of practice dedicated to increasing access to energy access in humanitarian settings.  

The EEMRG Program Manager will be responsible for leading all aspects of the program.  The individual will provide day to day management of program activities, ensuring that the EEMRG  is delivered on time and on budget, provide technical support related to the program, ensure effective communication and coordination between all stakeholders, partners, contracted consultants, and the project donor.  

Most critically, the individual will lead the project's development of curriculum and tools to guide the design of Energy Access in Emergency programming; communication, coordination and co-design with country teams in Afghanistan, Jordan and Uganda; and delivery of the training to humanitarian practitioners in Afghanistan, Jordan and Uganda.  The individual will also be responsible for maintaining networks and representing Mercy Corps in energy access and humanitarian response communities of practice.

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Humanitarian Energy Technical Analyst

Organization: Practical Action
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Closes: September 30, 2018

Salary: around £33,000 to £38,000 per annum
Term: 2 years, October 2018 - December 2018

With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. Technology features in everything we do.

This post is for a Humanitarian Energy Technical Analyst for Practical Action’s humanitarian energy projects, from October 2018 to December 2020.

As a key technical delivery position, this role will develop technical analysis on access to sustainable energy for displaced persons. The role will require working with multiple sources of information and using economic, quantitative and qualitative methods to develop Practical Action’s energy and markets renewable energy interventions for refugees in Rwanda and tailored pieces of analysis in Jordan and Nepal.

The role will be focused on developing and delivering the technical implementation of two projects led by Practical Action - the Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) Project and Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED) projects. You will provide analysis to inform and influence the sustainable energy policies, priorities and operations of donors, host governments, and national and international organisations.

Qualified to at least Masters’ degree, and preferably a PhD in engineering, economics or other quantitative technical discipline, you will have a detailed and proven understanding of electrical engineering or advanced quantitative economics necessary, along with experience in or familiarity with qualitative research methods an advantage.

This role would be great for someone who has relevant technical experience, including working in developing countries, and in a professional environment delivering results to clients. With strong numeracy, literacy, logic and analytical skills you will have experience and knowledge of UNHCR and humanitarian agency beneficiary assessments, population data collection, and protection protocols.

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