Practical Action has over 40 years of experience in the energy access space. Over this time we have been involed in over 500 minigrids projects, created thousands of jobs, published extensively on rural electrification technologies and approaches, and are now pioneering new approaches to building markets for energy access services, both on the ground and through our political and financial advocacy work and innovative partnerships such as Power for All. Please get in touch if you would like to find out more information.
With 50 years of expertise, Practical Action has a strong heritage and track record of bringing communities and experts together to find practical, sustainable solutions to enable people to meet their needs, which work for both people and the planet. Technology features in everything we do.
As a lead member of Practical Action Consulting’s (PAC’s) energy team you will be responsible for senior technical energy advice and inputs on energy access consultancy projects, including managing and delivering key energy high-quality technical consultancy in the international energy and development sector. Be the key technical adviser on energy access quantitative research within PAC.
In this role you will be responsible for:
This is a broad remit that requires someone with significant relevant experience, knowledge of off-grid energy access technologies, understanding of energy access issues, excellent communication, networking and influencing skills and strong analytical and organisational project management capabilities. You will have a Master’s degree or higher in a relevant subject and have experience in a commercial environment delivering results to client deadlines. This role will require considerable experience of managing multi-country, multi-year, multi-million pound programmes in complex environments. Your communication and influencing skills across cultures will be excellent and you will have a good network of contacts amongst research and consulting firms and understand the requirements of funding agencies. Fluency in English is essential and advanced French preferred.
Salary: Grade B : £35,424 to £43,997 (depending on experience)
Based - Warwickshire, UK
06 June 2017