Junior Energy Advisor - West Africa

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Practical Action has an exciting opportunity for a Junior Energy Advisor to join their West Africa team in Dakar, Senegal. Reporting to the West Africa Senior Energy Advisor, you will be responsible for providing support to the delivery of Practical Action's energy access consulting and advisory work in the region.  For the first 9 months the job holder will be mostly supporting the delivery of a new project working closely with NGOs, private sector and communities to trial renewable energy technology and innovative business models in different agriculture value chains in Senegal.

In addition, you will support the West Africa energy team in the development of new work in the region, in carrying out research and consultancy work, providing technical inputs, and in facilitating collaboration with  Practical Action's other regional offices . As a member of the Practical Action global energy team the role will contribute to development of PA's energy thematic work worldwide.

Date of expiry21st Apr
LocationDakar, Senegal
Full/Part timeFull Time
Employment statusFixed Term
Other terms

To be successful in the role, the ideal candidate will be able to demonstrate: some existing knowledge and/or experience in energy access/energy and development; some existing experience of working in a consultancy or related environment on development/delivery; strong interest in energy access/energy and development and a clear willingness to develop and learn; ability to work collaboratively and in a small team environment; willingness and ability to work dynamically and flexibly across a wide range of issues and activities, according to shifting opportunities and directions.

By joining Practical Action you get 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:

  • Work week of 35 hours
  • The opportunity to work remotely
  • 24 days annual leave, in addition to public holidays
  • A pension scheme that new employees join immediately on employment
  • Life assurance (5x annual salary)

Practical Action is an amazing, unconventional organisation. We put ingenious ideas to work so people in poverty can change their world. We do things differently, so answers that start small can grow big – bringing people together in bold collaborations, combining knowledge and innovation to help shape a world that works better for everyone.

We're problem-solvers, creating the conditions for lasting change. Working hand in hand with individuals, local communities and partners to tackle the root causes of poverty. We're knowledge sharers, getting fresh answers and practical resources into the hands of people who need them most. We inspire change-makers at every level through specialist publishing, education and grass roots knowledge.

We're expert advisers, providing professional development advice from a people's perspective. Working from the ground up, we influence change by providing commercial consulting and policy advice on what works to partners, businesses and governments. It adds up to work that works knowledge that inspires and expertise for impact. In every case we put people and planet at the heart of what we do. We believe in the power of small to change the big picture. And together we can take Practical Action to build futures free from poverty.

Eligible candidates should submit their Curriculum Vitae along with a cover letter on PDF format to the following email address: WestAfricaRecruitment@practicalaction.or.ke . Please indicate: “Application for the role of “Junior Energy Advisor, West Africa” on the email subject. The deadline for application is April 21st, 2019.

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.

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