The position is aimed at supporting the integration and strengthening of the MECS policy and industry landscape in Kenya. The position provides commensurate remuneration and a career growth opportunity in the area of research and development. Ideally, this position is expected to play a catalytic role in understanding and promoting innovative MECS technologies and manufacturing opportunities to foster clean cooking agenda. The candidate is also expected to play a key role in supporting the science-policy electric cooking policy dialogues through supporting research translation, report writing and communication.
Job title: Intern: Modern Energy Cooking services policy and industry landscape
Programme: Climate Resilient Economies
Line manager: Dr. Joanes Atela (Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at the African Centre for Technology Studies;
To support the design of a more integrated policy and business framework for MECS building in clean cooking solutions as central part of the clean energy planning, industrial policy and linkages to SDGs.
To strengthen the emerging community of practice around MECs, enabling it to work to promote MECs in a more coordinated and collective fashion and creating awareness and business opportunities on MECS
To provide targeted support for capacity building and peer-learning activities among countries and regions and promote partnerships.
To help in generating an understand the technology and policy and stakeholder landscape in Kenya
To support the review of all data on the economic viability of the manufacturing opportunities in Kenya.
Support the project in strengthen the emerging community of practice around MECs, enabling it to work to promote MECs in a more coordinated and collective fashion and creating awareness and business opportunities on MECS
Support the design of a more integrated policy framework building in clean cooking solutions as central part of the clean energy planning, industrial policy and linkages to SDGs.
To support the team in providing targeted support for capacity building and peer-learning activities among countries and regions as well as offer advice on resource mobilization and promote partnerships/networking.
To regularly draft impact stories on modern energy cooking services in Africa.
Perform any other duties as determined by the CRE research team and project lead
The candidate should have an advanced undergraduate study or be enrolled in a Master's or doctorate programme at a recognized university in energy, Public Policy, Development Studies or any other relevant field.
A minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in energy and policy related field.
Preference will be given to applicants with demonstrated experience in working in research and policy environment and ambitious career goal around research and development.
Candidates must be fluent in English (both oral and written) and demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills
Skills and competences
Excellent interpersonal, management and communication skills with proven ability to support narratives to describe the results.
A team player and ability to build strong working relationships, and experience of working across different disciplines.
Intercultural competence and ability to engage different sets of stakeholders
Ability to work under limited supervision and meet deadlines
Good writing skills and demonstrated ability to engage in technical writing
Ability to write effectively and report to different audiences.
Demonstrated ability to deliver to tight deadlines and to work on a wide range of different demands.
Terms of Employment
Six (6) months renewable based on performance with the possibility of advancing to the next position.
Provides an opportunity to work and establish networks with globally renowned researchers in the field of Disaster Management and with real career growth opportunity in the area of research and development.
The position provides an equal opportunity for all, and women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
How to apply
To apply: Please send:
Updated CV of not more than 5 (five) pages including 3 (three) relevant referees and a list of publications
A one-page research proposal
A one-page motivational letter
Certified copies of degree certificates and transcripts
Copy of identification card or passport (data page, only for internal record)