Intern: Modern Energy Cooking Services Policy And Industry Landscape

Contract: Contract / Casual
Salary: Confidential
Status: Expired

Job Description/Requirements

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;

 

Main Responsibilities

  • 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

Qualifications

  • 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)
  • Two academic reference letters
  • Application letters should have the title of the position as the subject of email, to be sent to [email protected] with a copy to [email protected]

     

    For further details about this position please contact Dr. Joanes Atela, Head of Climate Resilient Economies Programme at [email protected]

     

    Please note the application deadline for this position is 5th August 2021.

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