Lead Finance Specialist

Partner SEforALL
Job categories Energy, Finance
Vacancy code VA/2018/B5119/14878
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station Vienna, Austria or Washington DC, USA
Contract type Others
Contract level Other
Duration One year with possibility to extend
Application period 24-Jan-2018 to 23-Feb-2018

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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This Vacancy Announcement is being published by UNOPS, ECR Geneva on behalf of the SEforALL Initiative

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.


Context of Assignment: SEforALL works with 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.  This includes engaging with leaders to help unlock finance through robust evidence and strategic dialogue that connects stakeholders that may not be talking to each other.  SEforALL’s global team also 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, including on gender responsive and socially inclusive approaches to financing energy access.

Duty Station:

The duty station will be either Vienna, Austria or Washington DC, United States, and will be decided as part of the recruitment process, in consultation with the successful candidate.


Title of Supervisor: Director, Policy

Content and methodology of supervision: The Lead Finance 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 degree in energy economics...

Technical Competencies: -Finance: Advanced technical qualifications, demonstrat...

Additional Considerations -   SEforALL offers exciting high-impact as...
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