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Rwanda Technical Energy Specialist - HEED Project

Organization: Practical Action
Location: Rwanda
Closes: December 5, 2018

This post is for a Rwanda Technical Energy Consultant for the delivery phase of the HEED project, from December 2018 to December 2019. As a senior consultant 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 technical and operational skills to deliver Practical Action’s technical inputs to the programme Rwanda and support the associated contracting processes led by Coventry University. The outputs produced by this role will be used to inform and influence the sustainable energy policies, priorities and operations of donors, host governments, national and international organisations. While this post is advertised for a one year period, there is the possibility of extension for another year until November 2020 depending on the project needs. 

Apply by: December 5th, 2018

Location: Rwanda

Full/Part time: Full time

Employment status: Permanent

Other terms: December 2018 to December 2019

Interested applicants should submit their Curriculum Vitae, along with a cover letter outlining their relevant experience and day rate to recruitment@practicalaction.or.ke by 5th December 2018.

 

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Project Officer – Energy Technology and Services Lead (Technical Lead)

Location: Kigoma, Tanzania
Closes: November 29, 2018

The Project Officer – Energy Technology and Services Lead (Technical Lead) plays a key role in the overall leadership and implementation of the RESPOND programme. As the lead in-region technical staff member, the Technical Lead plans and implements technical training, installations and product-service development in improved cooking (stove and biomass fuels) and off-grid solar in refugee camps and surrounding host communities. The Technical Lead coordinates ongoing program and product delivery through capacity support to local public and private sector partners. 

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Coordination advisor: Access to energy in humanitarian settings - Expert Deployment/ NORCAP

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: October 24, 2018

Coordination advisor: Access to energy in humanitarian settings

Location: Geneva

Industry: Emergency Relief

Special field: Humanitarian Operations

Role: Advisor

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s global provider of expertise to the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. We build partnerships with international organisations and national actors to protect lives, rights and livelihoods. NORCAP provides expert personnel and collaborates with our partners to identify needs and to establish common goals and projects. We help strengthen partner capacity and improve coordination and collaboration.

Main duties and responsibilities include coordinating stakeholder committees and action assisting the development of the operational level guidelines for the Global Plan of Action, establishing an institutional platform for humanitarian energy, raising basic awareness for the benefits of sustainable energy solutions in humanitarian assistance and advocating for the topic to be holistically integrated into site and community planning for displaced people and streamlining the messaging for the sector; including consistent review of guiding ‘humanitarian energy’ documents. 

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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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Consultant: Moving Energy Inititative (MEI) Landscaping Study

Organization: Energy 4 Impact
Location: Global
Closes: August 31, 2018


The UK Department for International Development's support to the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI) programme will come to an end in November 2018. As part of the programme’s learning agenda, MEI intends to undertake a landscape study to capture information on the changes that have taken place at the policy, operational and management levels of humanitarian agencies and also those of hosting governments regarding energy access in displacement settings. The focus is on the changes that have come about as a result of MEI, and other energy access, initiatives since the MEI programme’s inception (2014- 2018).

The study will aim to capture new developments that have occurred within the sector, identifying key themes as well as challenges to implementation. It will also look at potential opportunities for future work in this sector as well as potential collaborations that could be created, taking as their lead the work begun by MEI on planning, assessing, testing and validating the use of innovative and market led interventions in delivering energy access solutions in displacement settings.

The consultant will be expected to set out a short methodological approach which can be further developed during the inception phase. Tenderers should propose a design and methodology most likely to meet the review scope and objectives and that delivers the following:

  • Value for money for the review and is within budget;
  • Use of a range of methods to capture the qualitative and quantitative elements;
  • A flexible approach to the review, and
  • Consider a plan of action for promptly discussing with MEI any concerns or potential shortcomings during implementation and suggest possible solutions.

The consultant will be appointed by early September 2018 and expected to commence work immediately in light of the timelines detailed in the attached Terms of Reference. 

 

 

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Energy Expert with Experience in Humanitiarian Settings

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Closes: August 1, 2018

Organization: Norwegian Refugee Council
Position Duration: 8 months

NORCAP is the Norwegian Refugee Council’s global provider of expertise to the humanitarian, development and peacebuilding sectors. We build partnerships with international organisations and national actors to protect lives, rights and livelihoods. NORCAP provides expert personnel and collaborates with our partners to identify needs and to establish common goals and projects. We help strengthen partner capacity and improve coordination and collaboration.

Background

Energy access in humanitarian settings is a growing concern and currently a UN Sustainable Development Goal. However energy is also not a formal priority in the humanitarian system; does not appear in the strategies and budgets of most agencies. Consequently, there is a severe shortage of energy expertise in the humanitarian system.

NORCAP, in alliance with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves, aims to support ongoing initiatives to increase safe access to cleaner, more efficient, and more sustainable energy sources in humanitarian and emergency settings and to support organisations who do not yet have the capacity and/or energy knowledge to start their own energy programming.

We are seeking an expert in energy to complete an end user needs assessment to assess the present need for energy expertise in humanitarian situations in Africa and identify countries where crisis-affected people are most in need of immediate energy solutions.  This expert will be expected to develop a proposal which interventions can be supported by, and benefit from assistance from NORCAP experts.  

The position is based in Nairobi, however field visits are required.  The assignment takes place in three parts:

  • Desk Review to determine the existing energy situation and gaps, including an overview of ongoing projects and initiatives in each country. 

  • Field visits in order to gain practical knowledge and on-the-ground perspective of energy needs. 

  • Detailed reporting, and preparation of terms of reference reflecting the qualifications required and exact needs to be addressed by the experts deployed.  As part of this the incumbent will be expected to finalise a hosting arrangement on the ground and develop the necessary letter of agreement with hosting institution if necessary.

The Needs assessment expert will work closely with the Project manager for climate and energy and other NORCAP advisers, as well as with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves.

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Global Plan of Action Expert

Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: May 27, 2018

Organization: NORCAP (part of Norwegian Refugee Council)

In January 2018, UN agencies, donors, civil society groups and the private sector came together to take the first steps to develop a Global Plan of Action for Sustainable Energy Solutions in Situations of Displacement. This effort was made to ensure that displaced populations are fully included in the achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7). In order to move this initiative forward, NORCAP is now seeking a dynamic individual to work within The United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)’s office in Geneva, to support interest in, and support to, this Global Plan of Action. 

The overall purpose of the position is to build institutional capacity in the international humanitarian organizations mandated to protect displaced people, through coordinating sustainable energy efforts in situations of displacement. 

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning for the Global Plan of Action including:
    Short term focus: Raising political awareness for the initiative at high level events leading up to the High Level Political Forum in July 2018 and in other fora in 2018;
    Long term focus: Coordinating stakeholder committees and action assisting the development of the operational level guidelines for the Global Plan of Action.
  • Coordinating humanitarian energy efforts on an institutional level by coordinating and supporting the work of the working groups.
  • Establishing an institutional platform for humanitarian energy.
  • Raising basic awareness for the benefits of sustainable energy solutions in humanitarian assistance and advocating for the topic to be holistically integrated into site and community planning for displaced people.
  • Streamlining the messaging for the sector; including consistent review of guiding ‘humanitarian energy’ documents.
  • Coordinating regular steering group meetings.


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Programme Manager (Energy and Environment)

Organization: International Organization on Migration (IOM)
Location: Cox's Bazaar, Bangladesh
Closes: May 6, 2018

Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which began on 25 August 2017 has driven an estimated 655,500 Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. The large influx of Rohingya is placing tremendous stress on the natural resource base in and around the refugee settlements, with far-reaching impacts on biodiversity, agro-forestry, water sources and air quality. Compounded by climate change, these impacts are generating new disaster risks which threaten lives and livelihoods of both refugees and host communities in an already fragile environment and displacement setting.

To address these issues IOM, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and World Food Programme (WFP) developed a Joint Proposal to address cooking fuel demand, environmental degradation and food security for the refugees in camps. The project has two primary objectives, the first of which is to address the urgent cooking fuel needs of Rohingya refugees and host communities in Cox’s Bazar, by introducing alternative clean cooking fuel and technology to reduce the incessant firewood collection devastating forests in and around the camps. The second primary objective focuses on improving economic livelihoods by rehabilitating the natural resource base while creating empowerment and livelihoods opportunities. Both objectives contribute to bolstering the health and nutritional status of both populations while securing a safe and healthy environment. The objectives address short, medium and longer-term challenges with activities benefitting both the refugee and host community populations, and therefore contributing to foster social cohesion.

Under the overall supervision of the Transitional and Recovery Division Coordinator and the direct supervision of the Senior Advisor Energy Environment and Social Cohesion in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, the successful candidate that will oversee the coordination, planning, recruitment, management and monitoring associated with the Energy and Environment project and activities.

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Senior Energy Consultant – RE4R Programme

Organization: Practical Action
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Closes: March 9, 2018

Position Type: Consultancy

Practical Action is designing a four year Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) project in Rwanda and Jordan. This project will be led by Practical Action and UNHCR to deliver renewable energy investments through an innovative approach in humanitarian settings, working directly with refugees and host communities in Kigeme, Nyabiheke and Gihembe refugee camps in Rwanda and with urban refugees in Irbid in Jordan. The project will provide access to affordable and sustainable sources of renewable energy, and improve the health, wellbeing and security of target populations. It draws on Practical Action’s considerable existing experience in renewable energy programmes in developing countries – working directly with communities to deliver the best energy services and products possible for local people. The UK office will oversee the implementation of the overall programme including technical leadership.

This post is for a Senior Energy Consultant for the assessment phase of the RE4R project, from Mid-March to July 2018. As a senior consultant position, this role will develop technical analysis on access to sustainable energy for displaced persons. Re the sustainable energy policies, priorities and operations of donors, host governments, national and international organisations

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Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser - Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R)

Organization: Practical Action
Location: Rugby, England, United Kingdom
Closes: February 14, 2018

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organisation (INGO) with 50 years of expertise in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Technology features in everything we do. We partner with people whose lives are transformed by these efforts and ensure local ownership and solutions that work in the longer term, without us.

As part of a three and a half year Renewable Energy for Refugees (RE4R) project in Rwanda and Jordan, Practical Action is looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation Adviser to lead on project specific M&E activity. The RE4R project will provide access to affordable and sustainable sources of renewable energy, and improve the health, wellbeing and security of target populations. It will draw on Practical Action’s considerable existing experience in renewable energy programmes in developing countries – working directly with communities to deliver the best energy services and products possible for local people.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

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International Consultant with Expertise on Climate, Disaster and Environmental Risk Management

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location:
Closes: December 15, 2017

Duration and type of contract: Varies on basis of needs – from a few days to longer-term consultancies of up to 11 months.
Location: location based on needs of specific assignment (home-based, WFP HQ in Rome, short/longer missions for regional- and country-specific support).

The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. The Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme Unit is currently establishing a roster of experts to provide support to programme and policy work related to climate change and disaster risk reduction (DRR).

Background:

Climate change multiplies existing threats to food security, hunger and malnutrition. Expected impacts of climate change include an increase in the number and intensity of climate related disasters, increased scarcity and lack of access to land and water, decreases in agricultural productivity. Impacts will be felt disproportionally by the most vulnerable people, the majority of whom live in fragile areas prone to natural hazards, ultimately putting hundreds of millions of people at risk.  The World Food Programme (WFP) approaches the challenge of climate change from the point of view of its impact on hunger and under nutrition. About 40 percent of WFP’s operations already include activities to reduce disaster risk, build resilience and help people adapt to climate change.

The Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programme (OSZIR) unit in WFP Headquarters provides guidance and support to WFP Country Offices, Regional Bureaus and Governments on a range of activities related to climate risk management, climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction. This ranges from carrying out climate analyses to better understand the impact of climate change on food security, to supporting governments with technical advisory services on climate change adaptation and disaster risk reduction (including programme and policy advice on forecast-based financing, risk transfer, climate information services, and energy access).

 WFP is seeking to establish a roster of consultants with food security expertise and specialized skills related to climate risk management, climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and environmental management. Expected work will focus on providing support to WFP country offices and partners (including governments) to design quality programmes that will build climate resilience in communities and integrate risk-informed and environmentally sustainable planning in government institutions and processes. This will include the development of Country Strategic Plans (CSPs), climate finance proposals for submission to the Green Climate Fund (GCF) and Adaptation Fund, alongside technical support to headquarters, regional bureaux and country offices in their implementation of a range of climate and disaster risk reduction activities and innovations. Experts may be required to provide normative guidance for designing and implementing these activities, along with supporting engagement with government policy processes, in line with building organisational and partner capacities within WFP’s Climate Change Policy (2017).

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Profile Environmental (Emergency) Officer, Geneva

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: June 30, 2017

Job ID: 13225
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary
Grade:  Mid (P3) and Senior (P4) Level Positions

UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the Environmental Officer profile to enhance its ability to implement environmental interventions as soon as possible during the emergency phase of a response. The Environmental Officer assists the UNHCR emergency team and the host government in mainstreaming environmental factors into the refugee-hosting arrangements to be made during the emergency phase. The incumbent ensures that environmental issues are considered in the response plan, assesses the environmental conditions and analyze how and to what extent those situations negatively affect the environment and formulate specific projects for reducing or arresting these impacts in consultation with the relevant government agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and sectoral specialists such as shelter, sanitation, water, livelihoods and others. S/he advocates for establishing environmentally-sound refugee assistance arrangements and make recommendations which need to be followed up in the care-and-maintenance phase. Incumbents may be based in the field or in the Country Offices depending on the nature of emergency and security.

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Humanitarian Energy Project Manager

Organization: Practical Action
Location: Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Closes: June 6, 2017

Salary: £40,107 to £45,875 (depending on experience)

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.

The Project Manager is a member of the International Programmes team based in our UK office near Rugby. Practical Action has recently been developing a large portfolio of work on humanitarian energy toinnovate, design and implement an exciting initiative that will test out approaches to energy access for, and with, refugee populations. The overall programme is led by the Technical and Programme Lead based in the UK and implemented through our regional office based in East Africa and our partner organisation based in the Middle East. Several organisations are working as a consortium to bring diverse capabilities in advocacy, learning, innovation, market activation, and programme delivery.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Working with the Technical and Programme Lead, our East Africa team and our partners to develop, oversee and monitor realistic work plans and budgets that enable us to deliver on time, to quality standards, in line with regulations and to achieve the expected results.
  • Managing the sub-agreement with our partners.
  • Coordinating and finalizing all reporting both for internal use and to meet donor requirements.
  • Providing backstop support to programmes in East Africa and the Middle East in all aspects of delivery including risk management, contracting, procurement, etc.
  • Facilitating the flow of information and the use of data from the project across Practical Action and with consortium partners.
  • Ensuring we are capturing and using data and learning across the programme to improve quality and to inform our growing portfolio on energy access in humanitarian contexts.
  • Maintaining project documentation.
  • Contributing to the overall International Programmes team’s work, as needed.

This is a broad remit that requires someone with significant relevant experience, direct experience of detailed project management, knowledge of off-grid energy access technologies, excellent communication, networking and influencing skills and strong analytical and organisational project management capabilities. You will have a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant subject and have experience in a commercial environment delivering results to client deadlines. This role will require considerable experience of managing multi-country, multi-year, multi-million pound programmes in complex humanitarian environments. Your communication and influencing skills across cultures will be excellent and you will have a good network of contacts amongst research and consulting firms and understand the requirements of funding agencies. Fluency in English is essential and advanced French preferred.

RE4R – Project Manager

Salary: Grade B: £40,107 to £45,875 (depending on experience)

Based - Warwickshire, UK

Closing date for Applications: 6th June 2017

We positively welcome applicants from all sections of the community.

“Please note applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK”

Practical Action are currently recruiting for two different positions of Energy Project Manager and have advised that candidates should only apply for 1 role and not both.

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Internship, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Unit

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Rome, Italy
Closes: May 7, 2017

WFP launched a crucial programme on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy in Humanitarian Settings (SAFE – www.wfp.org/safe) to promote a coordinated humanitarian response to the challenges associated with the collection, supply and use of cooking fuel.  The SAFE approach combines solutions to protection concerns associated with firewood collection, environmental awareness, health improvement and livelihood creation. WFP is working with its partners to make safe access to cooking fuel and fuel efficient stoves a reality for 10 million WFP beneficiaries by 2020, through the SAFE initiative, by targeting WFP assisted households and schools. SAFE interventions have commenced in Sudan and Uganda with plans to be rolled out in several countries with large displacement populations, such as Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

The Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Unit (OSZIR) is a unit in WFP HQ that provides guidance and support to a range of activities including household-level micro-insurance programmes, carrying out climate analyses to better understand the impact of climate risk on food security and nutrition, helping governments implement adaptation projects on the ground, as well as developing innovative climate risk management tools – programmatic and financing mechanisms. The unit also provides support to climate resilience building programming, carbon credits and fuel efficient cook stoves.

The intern will work within the OSZIR team to provide support to the SAFE Programme and help roll-out SAFE programmes within WFP operations and support WFP’s commitment to help 10 million people safely prepare their meals by 2020.

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Associate Programme Officer, Energy & Environment

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: May 5, 2017

Position level: P3 level, UNOPS contract
Duration: Until 31 December 2017 with potential for extension
Reporting to: Senior Energy Officer, Division of Programme Support and Management

Energy access and environmental management need to be considered in humanitarian operations to enhance the well-being and protection of affected populations, and the sustainability of operations. The majority of refugees rely on their surrounding natural environment for food, water, livelihoods, shelter and fuel. However, a large population in an area can put substantial pressure on the surrounding resources, with consequences for persons dependent on the surrounding environment. Additionally, limited access to energy can have severe repercussions on the socio-economic situation and safety of refugees.

The UNHCR Energy and Environment Unit is responsible for providing technical support, strategic advice and developing tools and methodologies for improved programmes. It has implemented measures to address these issues, including increasing access to clean cooking solutions, community and household lighting, increased use of renewable energy, in addition to implementing environmental activities such as land rehabilitation, waste management and linking to national development plans.

To further support its work in strengthening partnerships and effectiveness of Energy and Environment programming, the Unit at UNHCR Headquarters is now seeking an Associate Programme Officer (Energy and Environment).

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Programme Officer – Climate Resilience

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Closes: April 23, 2017


The World Food Programme (WFP) is the largest UN humanitarian organization and a key actor seeking to deliver relief, rehabilitation and development interventions aiming at the fight against world hunger and malnutrition. In line with this mandate and mission, WFP in Sudan has been working with governmental and non-governmental partners since 1963. Since then, WFP’s operations have expanded to all parts of the country and have evolved to match the changing context and needs. Currently, as part of the country strategic planning process, WFP Sudan is undertaking a new strategic shift from ‘life saving’ to ‘life saving and life changing’, through which WFP’s food assistance is being realigned to help achieve longer-term, food security outcomes as per Sustainable Development Goal 2 (SDG2) by helping bridge the divide between emergency and development. Resilience-building activities, incorporating targeted and integrated package of livelihood and food assistance, will have a critical role in fostering the transition from emergency, to recovery, and in turn to development.

The Programme Officer will contribute to the strategic shift and to the growing resilience-building portfolio. The Programme Officer will be responsible for: (1) Technical support during the implementation of programme and policy areas related to resilience and livelihood, including climate and environment-related food security shocks; (2) provide guidance and support for assessments, program design, implementation, monitoring of relevant programmes (working closely with CO units, Area Offices and partners (3) interagency coordination areas related to resilience and livelihood, and (4) Advocacy & reporting.

For full details and qualifications, please download the document below.  

For questions, or to submit an application, please contact Emma Conlan at Emma.conlan@wfp.org 

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Provision of Individual Services of an International Biomass Expert

Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Closes: April 3, 2017

Type of Contract :  Individual Contract
Post Level : International Consultant
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : 40 working-days spread out over a period of 12 months.
Expected Duration of Assignment :  40 working-days spread out over a period of 12 months.

The UNDP, through support to the “Lebanon – Support to Economic Recovery, Community Security and Social Cohesion in Lebanse Communities Affected by the Syrian Crisis Program” has initiated a project of energy supply for host communities funded by the Netherlands Ministry for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation, in partnership with the Ministry of Energy and Water and the Ministry of Agriculture.

As part of the above project, between 2 to 3 biomass briquetting process facilities are required to be implemeted in areas which are mostly impacted by the Syrian refugees. The raw biomass material for
these briquetting facilities are expected to come from the residues of sustainably managed forests and/or agricultural residues.

The international consultant will support the UNDP project in all this project life-cycles, namely; (1) Assisting in the decision on the best locations and raw materials to use, (2) assisting in setting up a sustainable forestry management plan and agricultural waste collection and management plan, and (3) thoroughly complete the full technical specifications for the biomass briquetting plants.
To this end, an international consultant with extensive experience in scoping and developing biomass projects in rural communities and in various sub-sectors is required to prioritize projects, and write up the technical specifications (tender documents) of these identified projects.

This project requires approximately 40 man-days spread out over a 12 month interval.

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Consultant - UNHCR Energy and Environment Unit

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: March 6, 2017

Period: 01 April 2017 - 30 June 2017 (with possibility of extension)

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is committed to ensuring sustainable environmental management in its operations to improve the protection and wellbeing of its Persons of Concern (PoCs). The organization also seeks to support PoCs to remain resilient in the face of an ever-changing world. In this regard, the Environment Unit in Geneva oversees a broad range of programs that support enhancing environmental management in the field, developing science based projects, designing effective monitoring tools and providing guidance to field staff.

The expected consultant will help the Energy and Environment Unit cover on-going activities during a short-term gap in staffing resulting from internal contract regulations. She/he will support continuing processes related to Green Climate Fund (GCF) project development and the development of environmental indicators. Further, the consultant will work to review and update the environmental guidelines which seek to serve as a benchmark for environmental action in refugee operations - assisting government, partners and UNHCR field staff in better understanding and appreciating the need for careful and consistent approaches to environmental management.

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UNHCR Energy Expert Roster - Call for Consultants

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Global
Closes: March 1, 2017

*Note: The following posting is distinct and separate from the SAFE  Energy Expert Roster. This is a new notice posted solely by UNHCR.

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) is mandated to lead and co-ordinate international action to protect refugees and resolve refugee problems worldwide. Its primary purpose is to safeguard the rights and well-being of refugees. It strives to ensure that everyone can exercise the right to seek asylum and find safe refuge in another State.

Access to clean, safe and sustainable energy is one of the principal needs for displaced people, for cooking, communicating, education, livelihoods and security. If these energy needs are not addressed, vulnerable displaced populations, especially children and women, can be exposed to serious risks to their health and wellbeing, including SGBV, respiratory illness and burns. Additionally, increased competition for natural resources, resulting in environmental degradation, leads to conflict with host communities and governments.

Planning and implementation of effective energy programmes requires specific technical expertise in the areas of fuel, lighting, electricity and renewable systems combined with experience of applying these technologies and systems in humanitarian settings under harsh conditions with minimal budgets. UNHCR does not have regular personnel with the necessary qualifications and experience to plan and implement energy interventions, neither does it yet have any energy partners.

In light of the importance of energy in refugee response, UNHCR is shifting its approach to energy, recently establishing an Energy Unit in DPSM, Geneva. To develop effective strategies, guidance and expertise at field and institutional level, dedicated expertise is required, also providing continuity and enhancing institutional knowledge in this technical field.

In this context, the UNHCR Energy Unit is establishing a roster of technical energy experts in to carry out consultancy works of from two weeks up to one year duration.

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Energy Consultant, Sudan

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Kassala, Sudan
Closes: November 30, 2016

Project: Promoting the educational opportunities and mainstreaming of solar energy in domestic and street lightening, as well as in schools and water stations in the camps

Background Information:

The nature of the operation in East Sudan is very complex with approximately 93,000 camp-based and urban refugees belonging to a protracted caseload, as well significant influxes of new asylum seekers. In 2015, UNHCR has been reinforcing its partnership with COR and NISS to launch a renewed Self-Reliance Strategy both for the new arrivals and the protracted refugees in 9 camps, in order to promote their livelihood opportunities and to reduce their aid dependency. The strategy envisages establishment of a reliable poverty baseline and conduct a comprehensive poverty targeting exercise, aimed at reducing the dependency of long staying refugees on external aid and promote their livelihood and sustainable access to essential services. Approximately 56,000 refugees have lived in refugee camps in Eastern Sudan for up to forty years and the majority were born in exile and have little or no prospect of returning home or being resettled to third countries. Therefore local integration is considered to be the most viable durable solution for this group however the authorities are yet to embrace this vision.

In the interim UNHCR aims at gradually making the provision of basic services more sustainable both in financial and environmental terms, through community participation and introduction of solar technology, while assuring the sustainable co-existence with the host communities. To this end, UNHCR has developed a multi-year programme to promote the educational opportunities and mainstreaming of solar energy in domestic and street lightening, as well as for schools and water stations in the camps. The programme is mostly funded by IKEA Foundation for the year 2016-18. In the first 6 months, the incumbent is expected to monitor the usage of the solar systems installed in the field, in order to assure that they meet the technical requirements, and to promote the community participation in daily maintenance.

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UNHCR Intern – Energy and Environment Unit

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: November 15, 2016

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Energy and Environment Unit (E&E) seeks a full time intern for 6 months beginning January 2017 at its Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

Energy access and environmental management need to be considered in humanitarian operations to enhance the well-being and protection of affected populations, and the sustainability of operations. The majority of refugees rely on their surrounding natural environment for food, water, livelihoods, shelter and fuel. However, a large population in an area can put substantial pressure on the surrounding resources, with consequences for persons dependent on the surrounding environment. Additionally, limited access to energy can have severe repercussions on the socio-economic situation and safety of refugees.

UNHCR, mandated to protect the rights and wellbeing of refugees, has implemented measures to address these issues, including providing refugees with fuel-efficient stoves, solar street lights, and solar lanterns, and implementing environmental activities such as land rehabilitation. The UNHCR Energy and Environment Unit within the Operational Solutions and Transition Section (OSTS) is increasing its operational activities in the field, expanding its communication & advocacy activities and striving to engage the community of stakeholders.

In this regard, the E&E Unit is seeking an intern who will be able to assist the team in its day-to-day operational management. This will allow the E&E Unit to have a more comprehensive and coordinated response to energy and environmental issues and needs.

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Internship, Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Unit (OSZIR)

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Rome, Italy
Closes: October 21, 2016

Duration: For initial period of six months; start date November- December 2016
Unit Supervisor: Kathryn Milliken, Programme/Policy Adviser; direct report to Daphne Carliez, SAFE Coordinator

 The World Food Programme (WFP) is the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. WFP is currently seeking an intern to support the Safe Access to Fuel and Energy (SAFE) programme with the Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Unit (OSZIR) in Rome, Italy.

Background:

WFP launched a crucial programme on Safe Access to Fuel and Energy in Humanitarian Settings (SAFE – www.wfp.org/safe) to promote a coordinated humanitarian response to the challenges associated with the collection, supply and use of cooking fuel.  The SAFE approach combines solutions to protection concerns associated with firewood collection, environmental awareness, health improvement and livelihood creation. WFP is working with its partners to make safe access to cooking fuel and fuel efficient stoves a reality for 10 million WFP beneficiaries by 2020, through the SAFE initiative, by targeting WFP assisted households and schools. SAFE interventions have commenced in Sudan and Uganda with plans to be rolled out in several countries with large displacement populations, such as Chad, the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya and Sri Lanka.

 The Climate and Disaster Risk Reduction Programmes Unit (OSZIR) is a unit in WFP HQ that provides guidance and support to a range of activities including household-level micro-insurance programmes, carrying out climate analyses to better understand the impact of climate risk on food security and nutrition, helping governments implement adaptation projects on the ground, as well as developing innovative climate risk management tools – programmatic and financing mechanisms. The unit also provides support to climate resilience building programming, carbon credits and fuel efficient cook stoves.

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Energy Adviser: Humanitarian Energy Expert Roster

Location: Global
Closes: September 2, 2016


The SAFE Humanitarian Working Group invites qualified applicants to apply for entry into its newly-formed Energy Expert Roster, a public database of humanitarian and technology experts that may be deployed at need to help strengthen existing capacity and programs for access to energy and clean and efficient energy technologies for heating, lighting, cooking, and powering to refugees, internally displaced persons (IDPs), and other crisis-affected people. Members of the Energy Expert Roster, also known as Energy Advisers, can be deployed to support the Humanitarian Coordinator, Humanitarian Country Teams, UN agencies, cluster leads, NGOs, and/or governments in the initial stages of sudden-onset emergencies, as well as in protracted or recurring humanitarian situations. The Roster will function similarly to those managed by the Gender Standby Capacity Project (GenCap) and the Protection Standby Capacity Project (ProCap). 

CANDIDATES PLEASE NOTE: 

  • Inclusion in the Energy Expert Roster is not a guarantee of employment, and Energy Advisers are not considered employees of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group or any of its members. By becoming an Adviser, your name will be entered into a database of individuals that the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group will make available to agencies seeking expertise for humanitarian energy projects. Should you be requested for a deployment, the requesting agency or its designated proxy will be responsible for all deployment logistics, including contracts, payment, and security.

  • Candidates must be available to attend a training session for Energy Advisers at the SAFE Humanitarian Workshop in Addis, Ethiopia, November 1-3, 2016. If you are accepted to the roster, your travel and accomodation costs for the workshop will be covered.  

  • Candidates should carefully review the Roster Terms of Reference (TOR) before applying. Applications that do not address the minimum required qualifications will not be considered. 

  • Energy Advisers fall into two broad categories: Program Advisers and Technical Experts (see TOR for details). Candidates may apply in one or both categories. Be sure to specify which category you are applying for in your cover letter. If applying to become a Technical Expert, please indicate your specific area of expertise with reference to the categories listed in the Qualifications section of the TOR.

To apply, submit a cover letter and full CV to info@safefuelandenergy.org by no later than 5:00 PM EST on September 2nd, 2016. Applications will be reviewed and vetted by members of the SAFE Humanitarian Working Group. Candidates that meet the qualifications will be notified by October 2nd, 2016. 

Questions about the application process may be addressed to info@safefuelandenergy.org until August 26th. Inquiries addressed in the TOR document will not be responded to.  

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Energy Advisor, Amman

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Closes: August 19, 2016


UNHCR seeks candidates to fill a vacancy for an Energy Advisor in Amman, Jordan. 

In order to create a regulated, sustainable solution, investment is being made in the necessary infrastructure to provide a controlled, safe and effective electricity supply to the refugee population in Zaatari camp hospitals, schools, businesses and humanitarian agencies across the camp. There is also a large-scale solar power plant under development within the camp boundaries which will provide for electricity of the camp population.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of Technical Unit, the candidate will be entrusted with performing, among other duties, project Management of the Azraq Electricity Project and Azraq Solar PV project, assisting in management of the Zaatari Energy Strategy, and Assist and build the capacity of the energy technical team. Candidates must, among other qualifications, must have a minimum of 10 years experience in energy/electricity sector, and a degree in a relevant engineering discipline (electrical, mechanical, environmental, etc.). 

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Energy Access Expert – Burkina Faso

Location: Burkina Faso
Closes: August 12, 2016


Practical Action Consulting (PAC) has, as part of a consortium, secured funding for the second phase of a project exploring ‘How can innovation in policy and practice within the humanitarian sector improve access to sustainable energy among displaced populations and camp operators?’ as part of the Moving Energy Initiative (MEI).  

Part of the programme is to use data from surveys collected in camps in Burkina Faso and Kenya to develop integrated energy access plans for how the energy access needs (including for household lighting, cooking and appliances, productive uses and community services) of those living in the camps can best be met, using modelling tools developed by Practical Action for demand estimation and least-cost energy planning.

PAC is looking for an Energy Access Expert based in Burkina Faso who will be responsible for the overall coordination and delivery of the MEI research in the Goudoubo refugee camp in Burkina Faso 

Applicants must be fluent in written and spoken French. To learn more download the French language job description below. 

Interested applicants may send their CV, their daily fee rate in GBP to Mattia Vianello at MattiaVianello@PracticalAction.org.uk by 12 August  2016.

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Research Energy Analyst - Moving Energy Initiative Phase II

Location: United Kingdom
Closes: July 15, 2016

Note to applicants - Either: 2 part-time posts available or 1 full time post available. [See: Research Analyst – Poor People’s Energy Outlook – Energy Finance]  Applicants should indicate whether they are interested in combining the roles for full time work, or which of the two roles they are interested in.

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) has, as part of a consortium, secured funding for the second phase of a project exploring ‘How can innovation in policy and practice within the humanitarian sector improve access to sustainable energy among displaced populations and camp operators?’

This role will take 45 days of time between August 2016 and January 2017. The consultant will work together with the Project Manager, Principal Consultant and UK Energy team to support on the following key activities:
- Reviewing, amending and improving data analysis tools to make them fit-for-purpose for this task
- Reviewing data gathering tools to ensure that information required for planning is derived
- Undertaking economic analysis of energy access technologies to determine price-points for willingness-to-pay element of surveys
- Analysing data gathered in the two camps to establish levels of demand for various energy access solutions
- Combining demand and economic analysis to arrive at combinations of solutions which best meet energy access goals

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Applicants should apply by submitting a CV and their daily fee rates to Sarah.Lester@PracticalAction.org.uk

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Research Analyst – Poor People’s Energy Outlook – Energy Finance

Location: United Kingdom
Closes: July 15, 2016

Note to applicants - Either: 2 part-time posts available or 1 full time post available. [See: Research Analyst - Moving Energy Initiative Phase 2] Applicants should indicate whether they are interested in combining the roles for full time work, or which of the two roles they are interested in.

Over the last 4-5 years, Practical Action has significantly increased its profile and scale of activities in the international arena on issues of energy access for the poor. One of the pillars of this has been the production and promotion of the Poor People’s Energy Outlook (PPEO). This is a flagship publication for the organisation, looking at issues of energy access from a practitioner and poor people’s perspective. It has been the place where we have put forward new concepts which have had significant traction internationally such as a set of Minimum Standards for energy access, and the Energy Access Ecosystem Health Index.

Version 6 of the PPEO will focus on energy finance and funding at the national level in 3 countries: Kenya, Togo and Bangladesh.

This role will take 100 days of time between July 2016 and December 2017. The consultant will work together with the Project Manager, Senior Energy Adviser and UK Energy team to support key activities.

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Applicants should apply by submitting a CV and their daily fee rates to Sarah.Lester@PracticalAction.org.uk

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Haiti Research Fellow (Temporary)

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Closes: June 10, 2016


The Haiti Research Fellow will work up to 40 hours per week conducting background research on the cookstoves and fuel market in Haiti, and providing other support to the Haiti team as needed.

Working Relationships
The Haiti Research Fellow will work closely with Alliance staff and partners. The Fellow will report directly to the Senior Program Associate, Humanitarian.

Major Duties and Responsibilities
The Haiti Research Fellow is responsible for supporting the Haiti program, the Senior Program Associate, Humanitarian, and the Chief Operating Officer to implement key activities within the Alliance’s Haiti project and strategy.
Duties include:

  • Conduct a mapping of current and past cookstove and fuel projects in Haiti.
  • Compile a database of research studies and literature on cooking and fuel in Haiti.
  • Conduct desk research and data analysis as needed to inform the development of a Haiti national action plan.
  • Maintain and update the Haiti partner contact database.
  • Manage logistics for Haiti visits, meetings, and events as needed.
  • Write blogs and newsletter articles.
  • Perform other duties and/or tasks as assigned.

Desired Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Master’s Degree or Master’s Degree candidate in international development, public health, environment, or related field.
  • 1-3 years professional experience in international development, public health, environment, or a related field required.
  • Previous experience researching or working on Haiti.
  • Personal commitment to Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves and UNF’s vision and the ability to articulate those to others in a convincing manner.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office to include Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.
  • Familiarity with French and/or Haitian Creole a plus.
  • Familiarity with the clean cooking sector or household energy a plus.

Application Instructions:
Please submit cover letter and resume to info@cleancookstoves.org no later than June 10. Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. No calls please. This consultancy includes a stipend commensurate with experience.

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Senior Research Fellow Energy Access, Research and Evidence Division

Location: East Kilbride / London, United Kingdom
Closes: May 9, 2016

The UK Department for International Development (DFID) is seeking to recruit leading experts, academics and researchers in various aspects of development to serve as Senior Research Fellows (SRFs) to undertake specific tasks to be agreed in the design and execution of research programmes. Experts and researchers from public, private and not-for-profit sectors and non-governmental organisations are encouraged to apply. You will be expected to demonstrate scientific excellence and proven experience of conducting research in developing countries.

The Energy Access SRF will help DFID scale up its research on sustainable energy access. The ideal candidate will have strong academic experience in: energy access in developing countries; innovations and trends in renewable energy technologies, especially solar; decentralised energy solutions; energy storage; mini-grids; low energy appliances; bioenergy; business models that are effective in developing countries; stimulating innovation, especially innovation focused on tackling the problems of the poorest; understanding the barriers to households and communities accessing modern energy services; and inclusive regulatory environments for energy.

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Program Manager - Rural Energy Systems Development, Liberia

Organization: Mercy Corps
Location: Monrovia, Montserrado, Liberia
Closes: April 18, 2016


Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by building secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been operational in Liberia since 2002, implementing programs in food security, peace building, and youth empowerment, and over the last year, engaging in social mobilization and economic development in response to the impacts of the Ebola outbreak. Mercy Corps Liberia currently has funding from the European Commission (EC) through a 36-month program entitled Light Up Liberia in Bong, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Lofa, Gbarpolu, Nimba and rural Montserrado counties. With the EC’s support, Mercy Corps Liberia will improve access to affordable and sustainable energy services for rural families.

The Program Manager will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of Light Up Liberia. S/he is responsible for setting the tone for a collaborative, adaptive, and ‘problem solving’ team culture. The PM will support the Light Up Liberia team in driving the program to meet its objectives and ensuring success of all work streams within the program.  S/he will ensure effective and efficient communication and collaboration within the LUL team, timely and effective internal and external , including financial reports, contract management for contractors and consultants. The PM is directly responsible for policy outputs under R4 and ensuring that the program meets its targets in the timeframe required. S/he will be the primary program representative to donors, relevant government entities, partners, and other implementers.

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Energy Lab Officer (Innovation)

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: February 5, 2016


Duty:
HQ based, with travel to the field
Position level: P3 equivalent (UNOPS contract)
Duration: 12 months
Reporting to: Senior Energy Officer, Division of Programme Support and Management, and Lead of UNHCR Innovation, Executive Direction and Management

About UNHCR InnovationUNHCR Innovation is a multi-­year, inter-divisional initiative looking for more efficient, effective and creative solutions to challenges that refugees face across UNHCR operations worldwide. The ultimate goal of our action is improved refugee protection, empowerment, and dignity. We do this by rethinking the way UNHCR works, the way it involves refugees in the design of the programs, and the way it looks at good practices in the humanitarian and private sector.

About the job: The Energy Lab works on safe access to energy for refugees. For that reason, the Energy Lab also works with the Energy Unit of the Division of Programme Support and Mangement, and several key field locations. The Lab has been running for 1.5 years already, and it's now time to refocus its efforts. Previous projects included inter alia prototyping minigrids in Nepal, co-designed cookstoves in Ethiopia, and community-manufactured solar lights. The Lab will now narrow its focus specifically on biogas, stoves, and minigrids

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Senior Energy Consultant

Location: Nr. Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Closes: December 16, 2015

Salary:   £41-£48k per annum (depending on experience)
Full/Part time:    Full Time
Permanent/temporary: Permanent

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) has an exciting opportunity for someone who shares their vision of Technology Justice and interest in enabling poor people in developing countries to gain access to energy.

Globally, energy poverty is recognised as a key barrier to countries and individuals leading fulfilling, healthy and productive lives. For over 40 years, Practical Action has worked through its offices in Africa, Asia, and Latin America to help poor people gain access to modern energy services, and has built a reputation as a leading proponent of Total Energy Access.

As Practical Action’s consulting arm, PAC provides advice on energy access to governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector. PAC works with clients and partners across the range of energy technologies to build evidence, establish supportive policy environments, develop markets and innovative business models, build local capacity and deliver programs with a real impact on people’s lives. On the global stage, PAC contributes a local understanding of energy issues to debates on policy, capacity and financing as part of our efforts to increase energy access to the rural and urban poor at scale.

In this role you will use your knowledge of energy access and energy technologies to lead PAC’s UK energy team in developing project proposals, managing projects and delivering high quality consultancy. You will build relationships with clients, partners and associates and support the Principal Consultant in developing PAC’s energy strategy and collaborative working, innovation and capacity across our energy teams internationally.   

PAC is looking for an energetic and committed individual, with experience of energy access in the context of international development and a track-record of winning and delivering consultancy work. You will be joining a growing team, with a strong project portfolio, in an organisation with a positive and engaging culture, a lively social scene and flexible working arrangements, where there is a real focus on training and career development.

Please note applicants must have the right to live and work in the UK

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Energy Consultant

Location: Nr. Rugby, Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Closes: December 16, 2015

Salary: From £21,000 (depending on experience)
Full/Part time: Full Time
Permanent/temporary: Permanent

Practical Action Consulting (PAC) has an exciting opportunity for you to help poor people in developing countries gain access to energy. PAC is looking for someone dynamic and enthusiastic who can help them build the evidence base to drive informed decisions by governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector on energy access. This is an opportunity to develop your expertise and profile in an area increasingly seen as critical for social and economic development.

Globally, energy poverty is recognised as a key barrier to countries and individuals leading fulfilling, healthy and productive lives. For over 40 years, Practical Action has worked to help poor people gain access to modern energy services, and has built a reputation as a leading proponent of Total Energy Access.

As Practical Actions’ consulting arm, PAC undertakes research into all aspects of energy access and works with others to create energy policies, plans and business models and deliver energy programmes with a real impact on people’s lives.

In this role you will design, deliver and coordinate research and help win and manage projects. You will have opportunities to visit our country offices, work with other development organisations and build relationships with others working in the field, author papers (including contributing to our flagship Poor People’s Energy Outlook report) and speak at conferences on behalf of PAC.       

We are looking for a committed and creative individual, with knowledge of the energy sector, who can develop innovative research, analyse data, and use it to synthesize and communicate effective messages. You will be joining a growing team in an organisation with a positive and engaging culture, a lively social scene and flexible working arrangements, where there is a real focus on training and career development.

All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK

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Director of Enterprise Development and Investment

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC (Negotiable), USA
Closes: November 10, 2015

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is a public-private partnership aiming to improve livelihoods and health, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

One of the key focus areas of the Alliance is to strengthen supply in the clean cooking sector through market development. The Alliance helps clean cooking enterprises reach commercial viability and scale by supporting innovation, building capacity and financing growth. They have a strong culture of working through partnerships to ensure our social enterprise partners get the needed support. They use grants and other forms of soft and patient capital to prepare the best businesses in the sector for rapid growth and commercial investment.

Director of Enterprise Development and Investment will be responsible for the development and implementation of the Alliance’s strategy to the strengthen supply of clean cookstoves and fuels by supporting enterprise development and driving investment to grow the sector.  The Director will collaborate with Alliance colleagues responsible for gender, technology, fuels and in-country market development, and lead a team of three in order to fulfill the following milestones of the Alliance’s business plan.

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Energy Officer (Innovation)

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: November 1, 2015

Duration: 12 months

Reporting to: Senior Energy Officer, Division of Programme Support and Management, and Co-Lead UNHCR Innovation, Executive Direction and Management

About UNHCR Innovation:

UNHCR Innovation is a multi-year, inter-divisional initiative looking for more efficient, effective and creative solutions to challenges that refugees face across UNHCR operations worldwide. The ultimate goal of our action is improved refugee protection, empowerment, and dignity. We do this by rethinking the way UNHCR works, the way it involves refugees in the design of the programs, and the way it looks at good practices in the humanitarian and private sector.

About the job:

The Energy Lab works on safe access to energy for refugees. For that reason, the Energy Lab also works with the Energy Unit of the Division of Programme Support and Management, and several key field locations. The Lab has been running for 1.5 years already, and it’s now time to refocus its efforts. Previous projects included inter alia prototyping minigrids in Nepal, co-designed cookstoves in Ethiopia, and community-manufactured solar lights. The Lab will now narrow its focus specifically on biogas, stoves, and minigrids.

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Senior Energy Officer (P-4)

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: September 9, 2015
UNHCR has begun the implementation of SAFE through a phased roll-out to field operations, identifying and testing new or improved culturally/regionally appropriate energy technologies and approaches that will benefit refugees, developing training, growing institutional knowledge and acceptance and building a solid network and engagement with agencies, private sector, academic institutions and other relevant actors.
 
The current structure at headquarters needs further support to meet the increasing demands of operations for refugees’ access to energy as well as to reduce the organization’s need to reduce its carbon footprint. To that end, UNHCR is seeking additional specialised renewable energy expertise to lead and manage the current technical support team at UNHCR’s headquarters.   
 
The position is an Expert post based within the Energy and Environment Unit in Geneva, Switzerland, and will report to the Chief of Section of Operational Solutions and Transitions Section (OSTS) within the Division of Programme Management and Support (DPSM). This role is meant to support the implementation of the Global SAFE strategy. The incumbent will work closely with all persons in the Energy and Environment Unit to ensure cohesion and coherence for the organisation.

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Program Manager - Rural Energy Services, Liberia

Organization: Mercy Corps
Location: Monrovia, Liberia
Closes: August 31, 2015

Mercy Corps exists to alleviate suffering, poverty and oppression by building secure, productive and just communities. Mercy Corps has been operational in Liberia since 2002, implementing programs in food security, peace building, and youth empowerment, and over the last year, engaging in social mobilization and economic development in response to the impacts of the Ebola outbreak. Mercy Corps Liberia currently has funding from the European Commission (EC) through a 36-month program entitled Light Up Liberia in Bong, Margibi, Grand Bassa, Lofa, Gbarpolu, Nimba and rural Montserrado counties. With the EC’s support, Mercy Corps Liberia will improve access to affordable and sustainable energy services for rural families living in poverty. The Program Manager will provide overall leadership, management and strategic vision to the implementation of Light Up Liberia.

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Regional Gender Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA)

Organization: United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF)
Location: Amman, Jordan
Closes: August 13, 2015

UNICEF is seeking a Regional Gender Adviser for the Middle East and North Africa Region (MENA), based in Amman Jordan. The Regional Gender Advisers post is part of UNICEF's efforts to significantly enhance its senior level gender expertise, especially in the field, in order to implement the organization's new Gender Action Plan 2014-2017 (GAP). The GAP is an ambitious effort at catalyzing field level programming and results that advance gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in key areas of UNICEF's work. It specifies four targeted priorities - ending child marriage, promoting gender-responsive adolescent health, advancing girl's secondary education, and addressing gender-based violence in emergencies.  It also provides a gender focus on key results in the seven sectoral areas of UNICEF's work: Health, Nutrition, Water Sanitation & Hygiene, Education, Child Protection, HIV/AIDs and Social Inclusion.

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UNHCR Project Officer (Energy & Environment)

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Closes: June 28, 2015

UNHCR’s activities on energy and environment have continued to grow over the last two years, including through the launch of the Strategy and support from the IKEA Foundation to renewable energy. As such, the Energy and Environment Unit at UNHCR Headquarters is seeking a Project Officer (Energy and Environment) to support this growth and the institutionalisation of energy within UNHCR.

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SAFE Humanitarian Fellow (consultant)

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Closes: June 1, 2015

The SAFE Humanitarian Fellow (consultant) is responsible for supporting the humanitarian program, the Senior Program Associate, Humanitarian, and the Director of Gender and Humanitarian Programs to implement key activities within the Alliance’s humanitarian strategy.  

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WPE Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator

Location: Bukavu, South Kivu, Democratic Republic of Congo
Closes: May 30, 2015

The Women’s Protection & Empowerment (WPE) Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator is responsible for providing technical and managerial leadership for monitoring, evaluation and research activities for the Women’s Protection and Empowerment program in DRC. S/he supervises and provides technical guidance for the IRC DRC WPE monitoring and evaluation teams and research team.

The Monitoring, Evaluation and Research Coordinator is responsible for ensuring systems are effectively functioning to monitor the overall Women’s Protection and Empowerment program as well as oversee the safe and ethical collection and analysis of program-related data. S/he also enables information-sharing between program sites to inform IRC’s WPE DRC program, and oversees the IRC’s several multi-year impact evaluation studies conducted in collaboration with two academic partners. This is a critical position that troubleshoots and overcomes obstacles in measuring program results as well as overall monitoring and evaluation to help the program develop data-driven interventions and lessons learned around programming. This position also contributes to key strategic discussions within the program, including around advocacy, program design, and research as necessary.

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IRC, Director of Women's Protection and Empowerment Programs

Location: Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo
Closes: May 30, 2015

IRC currently seeks a Program Director to lead its Women’s Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Program in the DRC. Together with the in-country Program Advisor, the Program Director is responsible for ensuring that the IRC WPE program follows organization-wide strategic priorities and is implemented in accordance with work plans, logical frameworks, cooperative agreements, donor regulations and IRC policies. S/he will ensure that the program delivers high quality work and results. The Program Director will represent the IRC WPE program to all internal and external key stakeholders, government officials and donors. S/he will lead program advocacy and will work closely with donors and practitioners to provide project updates, discuss strategies, obstacles, performance plans, and overall progress. This position reports to the IRC Deputy Regional Director of Programs in the DRC.

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IRC, Women Protection and Empowerment (WPE) Coordinator - North Kivu

Location: Goma, Democratic Republic of Congo
Closes: May 30, 2015

The WPE Program Coordinator will be in charge of the management, the supervision and the monitoring of all activities related to the program in North Kivu province. He/She will be responsible for managing activities in the North Kivu Province. He/She will be responsible for administering a multi donor portfolio consisting in an annual operating budget of over $1 million US.

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UNHCR Energy & Environment Consultant

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Kampala, Uganda
Closes: May 28, 2015

The Representation of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in Uganda is seeking applicants to fill the position of Energy and Environment Consultant at UNHCR Kampala Uganda to coordinate the roll-out of the SAFE Strategy and provide technical support to UNHCR Uganda with energy-related activities. 

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UNHCR Energy/Environment Officer (P3)

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Iriba, Chad
Closes: May 19, 2015

To enhance safe access to fuel and energy for refugees, it is imperative to design a
programme based on a feasibility study and baseline assessment with substantial refugee
consultation. Such programmes should be holistic, from fuel provision to providing
appropriate cooking and lighting technologies to refugees. UNHCR is creating an Energy
Officer position in Iriba to coordinate and provide regional technical support on energy
access. The Senior Energy Officer supports all issues related to energy and its cross-cutting impacts including self-reliance, education and protection, and will ensure that energy programmes are in line with the UNHCR Global Strategy for Safe Access to Fuel and Energy.

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WHO Consultancy: Analysis of energy access & related impacts on health & well-being of women & girls

Location:
Closes: May 9, 2015

WHO is preparing a new analysis of the role of energy access as a  determinant of health and well-being for women and girls, and looking for a  consultant to support that development.  This expert should have experience in data collection, analysis and harmonization related to household energy and/or gender.  

The resulting report will review the current knowledge and data collection on energy, health and gender issues, present new figures from the household energy database (e.g. individual fuel use)  as well as identify gaps in relevant research and data collection efforts. This is in follow-up to a previous analysis “Energy Access Situation in Developing Countries” (http://www.who.int/indoorair/publications/energyaccesssituation/en/) but with  a larger focus on impacts on women and girls.   The report is expected to contribute to discussions taking place in the context of the upcoming Sustainable Development Goals, the Every Women Every Child Initiative and other similar work.

WHO is asking that interested parties send their resumes to Carlos Dora (dorac@who.int), and cc Heather Adair-Rohani (adairrohanih@who.int) by May 9th.

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Consultant to Support Baseline SAFE Assessments in Rwanda

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location:
Closes: April 6, 2015

As part of the roll-out of the Rwanda national SAFE strategy in 2015, UNHCR is partnering with the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves to conduct an M&E training for UNHCR staff and a baseline energy assessment in all five camps. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves is seeking a part-time consultant to help facilitate these activities and conduct follow-up research and data analysis.

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Senior Associate, Testing and Technology

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Closes: March 10, 2015

Overview: The Senior Associate will provide programmatic leadership and administrative support to the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in the area of testing and technology, including educating partners about technologies and evaluation, developing and disseminating testing and technology resources and tools, supporting capacity building at testing centers, and coordinating projects and budget.  S/he will be an active and contributing member of the Technical Team. S/he will also work closely with the entire Alliance team on issues related to communications, market development, and partner and donor engagement.  The role will be in support of the Alliance’s overall mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions.

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UNHCR National Consultant on SAFE, South Sudan

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Juba, South Sudan
Closes: March 6, 2015

Terms of Reference: To co-ordinate the roll-out of the SAFE Strategy and provide technical support to operations with energy-related activities

Background: To address energy issues in refugee camp settings, UNHCR has developed global strategy for Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) to provide a robust, co-ordinated framework for programme development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The Strategy will provide guidance to country operations on developing country programme energy strategies, which will be context specific to better meet the energy needs of PoCs. In order to provide technical guidance and co-ordinate the roll-out of this strategy in four priority countries in 2015 in -- Uganda, South Sudan, East Sudan, Djibouti and Nepal -- UNHCR is seeking to recruit a qualified national consultant in each of the five countries.

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Officer, Monitoring and Evaluation, Cookstoves

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Closes: March 5, 2015

Overview: As the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves moves into a phase of driving investments, innovations, and operations to scale, the execution of a consistent and transparent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system will be essential to demonstrate and evaluate the adoption of clean cooking technology and its potential benefits.  The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at the Alliance Secretariat to support the implementation of the Alliance’s global and focus country M&E strategies.

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National Environment Consultant, Sudan

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Khartoum, Sudan
Closes: March 1, 2015

Terms of Reference: To co-ordinate the roll-out of the SAFE Strategy and provide technical support to operations with energy-related activities

Background: To address energy issues in refugee camp settings, UNHCR has developed global strategy for Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) to provide a robust, co-ordinated framework for programme development, implementation, and monitoring and evaluation. The Strategy will provide guidance to country operations on developing country programme energy strategies, which will be context specific to better meet the energy needs of PoCs. In order to provide technical guidance and co-ordinate the roll-out of this strategy in four priority countries in 2015 in -- Uganda, South Sudan, Sudan, Djibouti and Nepal -- UNHCR is seeking to recruit a qualified national consultant in each of the five countries.

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WFP Programme Officer, SAFE

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Khartom, Sudan
Closes: March 1, 2015

Location: Khartom, SUDAN

Length of contract: 11 month consultancy, with possibility of extension

Background:

WFP has been implementing SAFE (safe access to firewood and alternative energy) projects in Darfur since 2010 and now have around 50 centres and locations of SAFE activities across the region.  In early 2014, WFP Sudan received funding for SAFE in Darfur from the Dutch Postal Lottery (NPL) to expand the SAFE programme. In addition, WFP Sudan has signed a new agreement with Haggar Holdings and WDAN (North Darfur) for a fuel efficient stoves project linked to carbon credits.  With these activities as a priority focus, the Roaming Programme Officer for SAFE will be based in Darfur and support all three area offices. 

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Programme, the Roaming Officer will be responsible for coordinating and supporting all SAFE and SAFE-related activities in Darfur.  The staff member will be responsible in the following areas: (1) Technical support for implementation of SAFE programme, (2) management and coordinating with concerned units to provide guidance and support for assessments, programme design, implementation, monitoring, (3) Monitoring and reporting on expenditure and utilization of NPL funds/budget, (4) interagency coordination for SAFE related activities, and (5) Advocacy, reporting and communication for SAFE/NPL and Haggar MoU.

This position requires frequent travel between area offices based in Darfur.

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Consultant - Energy Assessment Tool Development and Implementation - Uganda/Remote

Organization: Mercy Corps
Location: Uganda
Closes: February 6, 2015

Consultant Scope of Work

Part A: 1) Develop, test, and refine an energy-food-water nexus assessment and benchmarking tool (with a focus on ‘productive use’ of energy) for Food for Peace Programs to be shared with the TOPS learning community and relevant energy actors.  2) Based on tool piloting and results within the FFP Funded, Growth, Health and Governance (GHG) program in Northern Uganda, make recommendations for activities to promote productive use of energy within the program area.

Part B: Work with technical team to refine energy access assessment tools and develop guidance for Mercy Corps Global Energy Programs

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UNHCR Environment Officer

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Geneva,
Closes: December 26, 2014

UNHCR is currently seeking an Environment Officer to work within the Energy and Environment Unit in the Operational Solutions and Transition Section (OSTS) at its Geneva headquarters. The role of the assignment is to assist the UNHCR Energy and Environment Unit in undertaking environment related projects and provide technical guidance to the field on environmental related matters.

The Environment Officer will support the Energy and Environment Unit in undertaking Environmental Impact Assessments, and coordinating natural resources management projects. This includes supporting environmental rehabilitation, solid waste management, woodlot establishment and management, and developing Community Environmental Action Plans (CEAP).

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UNHCR Senior Energy Officer (P4), Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Dakar, Senegal,
Closes: August 17, 2014

Senior Energy Officer (P4)

Regional Office, Dakar, Senegal

In humanitarian contexts, sustainable energy is a crosscutting issue with broad implications for self-reliance, protection, education, health, and environment, and necessitates collaboration amongst a wide variety of actors in governmental, nongovernmental, and private sectors.

To enhance safe access to fuel and energy for refugees, it is imperative to design a programme based on a feasibility study and baseline assessment with substantial refugee consultation. Such programmes should be holistic, from fuel provision to providing appropriate cooking and lighting technologies to refugees. UNHCR is creating a Senior Regional Energy Officer position in Dakar to coordinate and provide regional technical support on energy access. The Senior Energy Officer supports all issues related to energy and its cross-cutting impacts including self-reliance, education and protection, and will ensure that regional energy programmes are in line with the UNHCR Global Strategy for Safe Access to Fuel and Energy.

The Senior Regional Energy Officer will be based in Dakar, Senegal, and will work closely with colleagues in related technical sectors including education, livelihoods, protection, health, community services, shelter, water and sanitation, and gender and age. S/he will coordinate and provide technical support to a regional network of country-level energy and environment focal points in the region, notably Niger and Burkina Faso. 

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UNHCR Energy/Environment Officer (P3), Iriba, Chad

Organization: United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)
Location: Iriba, Chad
Closes: August 17, 2014

Energy/Environment Officer (P3)

Iriba, Chad

Department of Programme Support & Management (DPSM)

UNHCR Chad has been affected by a regular decrease of funding and need to change its strategy in order to cater for a constantly increased number of refugees. Following a series of consultations and workshops, UNHCR Strategy in Chad has been fundamentally changed towards an approach to ensure that more and more refugees become self-sufficient through an integrated livelihood strategy. This strategy has been established in conjunction with WFP in line with the Joint Programme, which also includes the FAO. In view of the large amount of livelihood projects and initiatives, it is therefore critical that an expert in energy and environment supports this new strategy as the local capacities are very limited.

In humanitarian contexts, sustainable energy is a crosscutting issue with broad implications for self-reliance, protection, education, health, and environment, and necessitates collaboration amongst a wide variety of actors in governmental, nongovernmental, and private sectors.

To enhance safe access to fuel and energy for refugees, it is imperative to design a programme based on a feasibility study and baseline assessment with substantial refugee consultation. Such programmes should be holistic, from fuel provision to providing appropriate cooking and lighting technologies to refugees. UNHCR is creating an Energy Officer position in Iriba to coordinate and provide regional technical support on energy access. The Senior Energy Officer supports all issues related to energy and its cross-cutting impacts including self-reliance, education and protection, and will ensure that energy programmes are in line with the UNHCR Global Strategy for Safe Access to Fuel and Energy.

The Energy/Environment Officer will be based in Iriba, Chad and will work closely with colleagues in related technical sectors including education, livelihoods, protection, health, community services, shelter, water and sanitation, and gender and age. S/he will coordinate and provide technical support to a regional network of country-level energy and environment focal points in the 13 refugees camps in East of Chad. 

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Alliance Monitoring and Evaluation Officer

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Closes: August 15, 2014

As the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves moves into a phase of driving investments, innovations, and operations to scale, the execution of a consistent and transparent Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) system will be essential to demonstrate and evaluate the adoption of clean cooking technology and its potential benefits. The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves seeks a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer at the Alliance Secretariat to support the implementation of the Alliance’s global and focus country M&E strategies.

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WFP SAFE Global Coordinator and Communications Consultant

Organization: World Food Programme (WFP)
Location: Rome, Italy
Closes: May 20, 2014

The Climate Resilience for Food Security Unit (OSZIR) in WFP’s Headquarters in Rome, Italy, is overseeing the SAFE initiative globally. Under the guidance of OSZIR’s  Programme Adviser on Climate Change Adaptation, the SAFE Global Coordinator and  Communications Consultant will be responsible for managing and supervising all SAFE  programme activities, including: working closely with the selected country offices on the  implementation of SAFE activities; facilitating the relevant relationships with partner  agencies and key actors at the global level; recruiting consultants and technical experts;  organizing missions and workshops; cultivating working relationships with relevant practitioners and policy experts; and overseeing monitoring and evaluation activities at  both country and global levels. 

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Alliance Safe Access to Fuels and Energy (SAFE) Fellow

Organization: Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Closes: April 18, 2014

The SAFE Fellow is responsible for supporting the humanitarian program and the Program Manager to implement key activities within the Alliance’s Humanitarian strategy. The Humanitarian SAFE Fellow will work closely with Alliance staff and will the support the Alliance SAFE partners.  The Fellow will report directly to the Program Manager of Gender and Markets.

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