Do you want to light up the world?
We’ve got an exciting opportunity for you to help poor people in developing countries gain access to energy. Practical Action Consulting (PAC) is looking for someone dynamic and enthusiastic who can help us build the evidence base to drive informed decisions by governments, international agencies, NGOs and the private sector on energy access. This is an opportunity to develop your expertise and profile in an area increasingly seen as critical for social and economic development.
Globally, energy poverty is recognised as a key barrier to countries and individuals leading fulfilling, healthy and productive lives. For over 40 years, Practical Action has worked to help poor people gain access to modern energy services, and has built a reputation as a leading proponent of Total Energy Access.
As Practical Actions’ consulting arm, PAC undertakes research into all aspects of energy access and works with others to create energy policies, plans and business models and deliver energy programmes with a real impact on people’s lives.
In this role you will design, deliver and coordinate research and help win and manage projects. You will have opportunities to visit our country offices, work with other development organisations and build relationships with others working in the field, author papers (including contributing to our flagship Poor People’s Energy Outlook report) and speak at conferences on behalf of PAC.
We are looking for a committed and creative individual, with knowledge of the energy sector, who can develop innovative research, analyse data, and use it to synthesize and communicate effective messages. You will be joining a growing team in an organisation with a positive and engaging culture, a lively social scene and flexible working arrangements, where there is a real focus on training and career development.
All applicants must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK
|Date of expiry||16th Dec|
|Salary||From £21,000 (depending on experience)|
|Location||Nr. Rugby, Warwickshire. United Kingdom|
|Full/Part time||Full Time|
SCOPE AND PURPOSE OF ROLE
PAC is ambitious for its work to foster growing provision of energy access to poor people and influence planning and policy development for energy access to benefit poor people. To deliver this we need someone dynamic and enthusiastic who can help us build the evidence base to drive informed decisions on energy access.
Your role will be to design, deliver and coordinate research and help win and manage projects. You will have opportunities to visit our country offices, work with other development organisations and build relationships with others working in the field, author papers (including contributing to our flagship Poor People’s Energy Outlook report) and speak at conferences on behalf of PAC.
This is a broad remit that requires knowledge of the energy sector, organisational abilities, and the ability to develop innovative research, analyse data, and use it to synthesize and communicate effective messages.
- To win, manage and undertake work in the energy and development (and associated) sectors.
- To contribute technical / research expertise to consultancy projects, assist with project management and take responsibility for project elements including technical research and analysis, producing reports and briefing papaers, coordinating project activities and managing external associates.
- To help win new consultancy work by identifying opportunities and supporting proposal development (including developing concept notes, writing proposals, identifying potential team members and delivery partners and developing budgets), and over time taking responsibility for managing project bids.
- To build on existing skills and knowledge to become a recognised expert in one (or more) aspects of energy access.
- To support the growth of PAC’s network of associates and consultants, including identifying potential new associates, maintaining associate relationships and helping maintain PAC’s consultant database.
- To develop and maintain networks in the donor, international agency, NGO, consulting, academic and engineering sectors.
- To present on behalf of PAC and Practical Action at international meetings and events, particularly those relevant to young engineers and those which will generate networks and contacts in the energy and development sector.
- To support knowledge capture and dissemination from project work across the organisation and author and commission papers and articles on behalf of PAC for publication in international media and journals.
- To support and learn from colleagues in PAC’s overseas offices and build the collective capacity of the team.
This post holder may be required to work unsocial hours, away from the office, or overnight when necessary. The post will also require some international travel (estimated 6 weeks per year).
Regular 1/1s and appraisals will take place and each employee’s individual input into their role’s development is always welcomed and encouraged.
All Practical Action staff work towards demonstrating excellence and with our core behavioural values. We seek to:
• Be inspired and inspiring about our work.
• Demonstrate dynamism in what we do.
• Be good at connecting and collaborating.
• Learn and share knowledge.
• Demonstrate creativity in doing their job.
• Be focused on getting the job done.
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Candidates should write via email, in strict confidence, to email@example.com, attaching their CV and a supporting statement stating how they meet the above requirements by midnight on Wednesday 16th December 2015.