Lead Energy Access and Gender Specialist

Partner SEforALL
Job categories Energy
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5002/13011
Department/office ECR, WEC, Water and Energy Cluster
Duty station Vienna, Austria
Contract type Others
Contract level Other
Duration One year with possibility to extend
Application period 30-Aug-2017 to 13-Sep-2017


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This Vacancy Announcement is being published by the Water & Energy Cluster on behalf of the SEforALL Initiative

Background information  - Job specific

In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative as a global partnership platform that was to promote and support new collaborative approaches for governments, business and civil society to work together in making sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030.  Set up as a multi-stakeholder platform, SEforALL aims to contribute towards three interlinked objectives: (i) ensure universal access to modern energy services; (ii) double the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency; and (iii) double the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix.  In working towards these goals, SEforALL engages with leaders across the world, empowering them to broker the partnerships and to unlock the finance necessary for a radical energy transformation in their countries, sectors or regions.   SEforALL works by marshalling the evidence about what works and what doesn’t; benchmarking the progress made across countries, and pointing to it; amplifying the voices of the energy poor and others who need to be engaged for a global movement to emerge; telling the stories of success to offer motivation where inertia is settling; and connecting leaders with each other and the ideas and innovation they need to move forward.

http://www.seforall.org/

Context of Assignment: SEforALL engages at the country level through its regional hubs, country focal points as well as other public, private and civil society partners to support access to energy for the more than 1 billion that lack electricity and the 3 billion that lack clean fuels and technologies for cooking in Africa and Asia today.  SEforALL’s global team works with its partners to support countries to develop Action Agendas and Investment Prospectuses – tailored national plans that aim to identify strategic priorities, policy reforms and a pipeline of investments – to go further, faster to meet SEforALL objectives. The Global Team plays a role, with its partners, in supporting the effective development and implementation of such plans to attract the necessary finance.  In doing so, SEforALL is committed to a People-Centered Approach that promotes gender equality, social inclusion and women’s empowerment to ensure no one is left behind and has established a voluntary partnership or Accelerator to further these goals.  SEforALL additionally engages and supports key partners at the international and regional level – through the G20, the Africa Energy Leaders Group, and other fora – to further engagement and commitment at the political level to broker the partnerships and unlock the finance to advance action.  SEforALL plays a role in facilitating the collation and sharing of knowledge and best practice across its multi-stakeholder partnership base.

Supervision

Title of Supervisor: Director, Policy

Content and methodology of supervision: The Lead Energy Access and Gender Specialist will be supervised through individual meetings with the supervisor, weekly team meetings, and through periodic performance appraisals. 


Reporting directly to the Director of Policy and as part of the Policy team the ...

Education and Work Experience: Advanced degreein energy economics, ener...

Technical Competencies: Energy Access: Advanced technical qualifications and br...

Additional Considerations - SEforALL offers exciting high-impact assignments, a...
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