We are hiring! Clean Energy Project Manager

28.07.2022

Clean Energy Project Manager

One-year contract

40,668 to 53,040 euros per annum

Great team

Generous benefits

We are looking for a smart, energetic individual with background in campaigning on social and environmental justice to join our Ecological Justice Programme. Recourse holds the World Bank Group and other IFIs accountable for their investments through advocacy, research and convening of civil society, in collaboration with a broad range of organisations and local partners.

This project aims to ensure International Finance Institutions’ (IFIs) investments support clean and sustainable renewable energy solutions and exclude fossil fuels.

The Clean Energy Project Manager will focus on ensuring that IFI lending prioritises clean energy solutions, with a particular focus on the World Bank. Working with partners, the Project Manager will develop a clear methodology to identify and account for clean and sustainable renewable energy solutions, as a way of supporting countries to achieve a green recovery and meet SDG7 goals around energy access. S/he will also contribute policy expertise to the policy reviews taking place at the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank and the Asian Development Bank.

The Clean Energy Project Manager will be a vital member of our small team, working closely with allies and partners in the global North and South, and engaging with the World Bank Group staff, management and member governments. The Project Manager will collaborate with other Recourse campaigns and will report to Recourse’s Co-Director in charge of the Clean Energy project.

This is an exciting and challenging role, involving work with southern partners, research, advocacy and international travel.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Work with allies and partners to campaign for IFI policies and practices that prioritise clean energy solutions and exclude fossil fuels, with a focus on World Bank Group support to borrowing countries to achieve SDG7 goals.
  • Produce high-quality advocacy, research, and communications materials.
  • Work with partners and allies to advocate with decision-makers at the World Bank Group, including staff, management, and member governments.
  • Build collaborative relationships with civil society partners in the global North and South, with a focus on energy poor countries and those which rely heavily on fossil fuels.
  • Organise events, meetings, panels and workshops, supporting Southern partners to attend the World Bank Spring and Annual Meetings.
  • Assist in managing campaign budgets and support fundraising efforts.
  • May be required to manage additional staff in future for the campaign.

QUALIFICATIONS, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Essential:

  • Fluent in written and spoken English.
  • Proven research and writing skills.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Proven experience of evidence-based policy work.
  • Familiarity with the World Bank Group and/or other International Financial Institutions.
  • Understanding of clean energy and energy access issues, as well as SDG7 goals.
  • Strong interest in and commitment to environmental and social justice and human rights, including gender sensitivity.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience with advocacy and campaigning.
  • Excellent team player, with good networking and communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and be self-directed.
  • Experience working with communities and civil society organisations, especially to support linking of on-the-ground issues to national- and international-level change.
  • Willingness to help with logistical and administrative tasks as needed.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant subject.
  • Ability to travel up to 4 weeks per year.

Desirable:

  • Experience of engaging a diverse array of stakeholders, such as civil society groups, clean energy and energy access communities, World Bank Group decision makers and shareholders. Existing contacts in the international clean energy/energy access community a plus.
  • Experience working in the global South.
  • Master’s degree in a relevant subject.

SALARY AND BENEFITS

This is a one-year project-based position, renewable upon securing additional funds. The gross full-time salary will be in the range of 40,668 to 53,040 euros per annum, depending on experience, as per Recourse’s salary scale. Recourse offers outstanding benefits including 25 days’ paid annual leave, travel insurance, pension contribution, and a friendly work atmosphere with an international team.

We fill job vacancies based solely on qualification for the position and irrespective of race, religion, age, national origin, language, sex, sexual preference, or disability.

LOCATION: Recourse is Netherlands based, but works as a virtual team, with staff based in different countries around the world. All systems are on-line, so you would be expected to work remotely. Support for home-working costs on a pro rata basis would be available.

We will consider applications from those who wish to work as consultants rather than staff.

PROCESS

Deadline: 15 August 2022 (CET COB). Recourse will be carrying out interviews for the Clean Energy Project Manager as soon as possible, for a start date in September 2022.  Send a brief cover letter explaining your interest in this position and a 1-2 page resume/CV to info@re-course.org. Write “Clean Energy Project Manager” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, Recourse will only reply to short-listed candidates.

Selected Recourse publications on clean energy and energy access:

Falling short: World Bank needs to focus on new connections for energy poor countries: https://www.re-course.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Falling-Short_.pdf

Assessing the World Bank’s contribution to climate goals and energy access in Mozambique, Nigeria and Myanmar: https://www.re-course.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Assessing-the-World-Bank’s-contributions-to-Climate-Goals-and-Energy-Access-Nigeria-Mozambique-and-Myanmar-web.pdf