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Climate and Renewable Specialist

Job Description

The candidate should have demonstrable experience with climate change or clean energy strategy, with a strong technical background in quantitative analysis. An economist or engineer with grounding in and a track record of working on environmental issues, particularly climate change or clean energy, would be suitable.

PREFERRED CANDIDATE PROFILE

A candidate with experience and networks in climate change and/or renewable energy sectors.

Someone very comfortable working in quantitative environments, and who has a broader interest in strategy, social issues and development.

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE

Required:

Post-graduate degree in an appropriate Economics, Engineering, Science, Finance, or Business discipline

Minimum 5 years post-qualification experience in the climate change or clean energy sectors with a strong conceptual understanding of climate adaptation, mitigation, climate change policy, climate finance, energy systems, and energy policy.

A demonstrable track record of achievements and projects completed.

Preferred:

Coursework or post-graduate study focused on climate change or renewable energy in any of the following fields:

Development economics, resource economics, industrial economics, political economics;

Business management or administration, development finance, or infrastructure finance;

Climatology, earth systems science, environmental science, environmental engineering, environmental policy, or environmental management.

Post-qualification experience with carbon finance, carbon accounting, or applied economic / econometric analysis of real world social, environmental or business challenges.

Experience in a management, strategy or development consulting environment.

Exposure to projects in developing countries, particularly in Africa

Fluency in English, with a second language, (particularly Swahili, Portuguese, or French)

KEY SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES

Strong project management, verbal and written communication skills

Strong results-oriented research and analytical skills

Strategic thinking

Enjoys the idea of quantitative analysis as a core part of the role

Good interpersonal skills, including ability to be a team player and work in a collaborative environment

Desire to contribute towards making the world a better place, and belief that a small group of committed individuals can have a significant impact

Strong communication skills, including the ability to clearly break down and explain a complex topic verbally and in writing, and an ability to listen and respond to input and diverse perspectives

Entrepreneurial bent of mind so as to be nimble and adapt to changing needs, in a complex and sometimes uncertain environment

Self-starter, capable of working independently with minimal supervision or guidance

Strong work ethic and high standards for achievement

Intent to develop one’s potential to be a domain expert

 
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