Senior Energy Advisor

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Company:Practical Action
Category:NGO, Community & Social Devt
Job Type:Permanent

Job details

We at Practical Action have an exciting ambition to bring power to millions of poor people across Africa.

We, together with our partners, are already making great progress on this journey but we now are ready to make a big step change – to take our ideas and experience to real scale we are looking for a number of highly motivated and capable individuals to join us to strengthen our regional teams in East, West and Southern Africa.

Practical Action is an international non-governmental organization (NGO) that works through programme, consulting and advocacy channels to deliver large scale change that transforms the lives of people living in, or vulnerable to poverty.

Working throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America, Practical Action delivers a National, Regional and Global role in the renewable energy sector.

This role facilitates access to modern, off-grid energy for low-income consumers through research, analysis and policy advice, technology development and adaptation, piloting new delivery models and catalysing development of energy access markets. We deliver this through managing a large portfolio of on the ground projects working with partners and in consortia, through delivering technical assistance through consultancy teams into governments, private sector and institutions and through driving an advocacy and influencing agenda focused on achieving total energy access for the poor.

We are now looking for a number of qualified and capable individuals who are excited by our ambition to join our Practical Action teams in the East, West and Southern Africa regional offices to support the respective regional leadership in delivering our energy ambitions:

Senior Energy Advisor

The regional senior energy advisors will be responsible for driving our energy change ambitions through the management of projects, provision of technical advice, leading innovation in new work generation, building the network of associates, line-managing project staff and facilitating joint working with Practical Action’s other regional and country offices in Africa and United Kingdom.

As a member of the Practical Action global energy team, the advisor will contribute to development of the organization’s energy thematic work worldwide.

Minimum Requirements

- A Master degree in energy, economics or other relevant discipline

- At least seven (7) years’ relevant work experience in designing and implementing energy access projects or consultancy assignments within the NGO or private sectors, in Africa and internationally (relevant experience in the region of choice is highly preferable)

- Fluency in written and spoken English (for both regional roles) and French (for West Africa only) is essential. 

For detailed Job Descriptions of the vacancies visit:

The above vacancies are on national terms and conditions. Qualified candidates with proven capabilities are encouraged to apply and to indicate where they have a legal right to work and also if they have a location preference.

How to Apply

If you have the knowledge, experience, skills and the ability we are looking for, please send your cover letter and updated CV by email to:      [email protected] no later than 27th November 2017. Please indicate the position being applied for and a preferred location on the email subject e.g. Application for Regional Senior Energy Advisor – East Africa

Practical Action positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates and does not take into consideration factors that are not relevant such as sex, race, disability, age, caste, tribe, belief, religion etc.

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NGO, Community & Social Devt Practical Action 1 year ago