Renewable Energy for Refugees - Global Project Officer

About the role

The Global Project Officer will support the Renewable Energy for Refugees Team to develop, co-ordinate and quality assure the global outreach of the project’s key outcome, building on the project’s in-country implementation to achieve global impact and aiming to re-shape the response to humanitarian energy needs.

The role will develop activities and outputs to ensure that learning, evidence and advocacy, drawn from the project’s work in Jordan and Rwanda, is used to demonstrate the benefits and long-term viability of market-led renewable energy services in displaced settings. This aims to ensure that the positive outcomes of the project are delivered within the project timespan, but also beyond this, in the form of long-term systemic change, leading to more sustainable, and wider-scale impact beyond RE4R’s geographic and temporal boundaries.

This is a fixed term contract to February 2022

About you

You will have excellent written and oral communications skills in English and proven ability of producing excellent written content, including ability to devise and edit content for various digital platforms.

With experience of managing print and audio-visual production processes and with strong project management skills and ability to work to deadlines, you will have excellent administration and organization skills and a sound understanding of, and commitment to, gender equality.

In addition, you’ll have an understanding of relevant knowledge/communications tools and approaches to build awareness amongst targeted stakeholders. Some exposure to the international energy sector relating to energy access and international development would be an advantage.

Why join us?

The opportunity to work for an organisation that is making a positive difference to the lives of people worldwide, a friendly and supportive culture, working with values driven and highly engaged colleagues, work life balance and flexible working – these are just some of the reasons we think Practical Action is a great place to work.

In addition, we offer the following benefits:

  • Full time roles are contracted at 35 hours per week.
  • Flexible working hours are encouraged and enabled – depending on the role, remote working is possible.
  • 26 days holiday rising with continuous service, in addition to public holidays.
  • A pension scheme that new employees can join from day one of employment - employer contributes 10.5% of salary and the employee contributes 5%.
  • Life assurance (3 x annual salary).
  • Bike to Work scheme.

About us

Practical Action is an international development organisation putting ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world.

We help people find solutions to some of the world’s toughest problems. Challenges made worse by catastrophic climate change and persistent gender inequality. We work with communities to develop ingenious, lasting and locally owned solutions for agriculture, water and waste management, climate resilience and clean energy.

We’re a global change-making group. The group consists of a UK registered charity with projects throughout Africa, South Asia and Latin America, an independent development publishing company and a technical consulting service. We combine these specialisms to multiply our impact and help shape a world that works better for everyone.

Additional information

We treat all applications for employment on their merits and do not take into consideration any factors that are not relevant to the job such as disability, race, age, religion, gender, gender reassignment or sexual orientation.

Practical Action is committed to safeguarding and protecting children and vulnerable adults and as such candidates will be subject to pre-employment checks.

Please note that should we recruit a suitable candidate before the closing date, we will close applications earlier than the specified date.

The successful applicant must have the pre-existing right to both live and work in the UK.

Closing date for applications: Friday 2nd October 2020