International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) Hires Senior Programme Officer – Technical Cooperation
International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Iinvites online Applications for Senior Programme Officer – Technical Cooperation
Last date for receipt of Application : 04/04/2012
Department : Knowledge Management and Technical Cooperation (KMTC)
Category : P5
Job Title : Senior Programme Officer – Technical Cooperation, P-5
Job Detail :
Vacancy Announcement No: HR/VA/2012/I/2193
Indicative Net Annual Salary: USD 80,734 to 89,402 (without dependents)
USD 86,904 to 96,707 (with dependents) plus post adjustment, provident fund and other benefits
Duration of Appointment: Two years, with possible extension
Duty Station: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Expected Date for Entry on Duty: As soon as possible
IRENA is an inter-governmental organization, mandated by Governments to promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. It facilitates and catalyses sharing of best practices and lessons learned regarding policy frameworks, capacity-building initiatives, available finance mechanisms and relevant technologies on renewable energy.
IRENA would promote North-South and South-South technology cooperation to strengthen and enhance existing scientific and technical capabilities, particularly in developing countries, to make appropriate technology choices. IRENA will also support member countries in meeting such challenges and facilitating contact with such sources of technical assistance as Members may require.
Under the guidance of the Director, Knowledge Management and Technical Cooperation, the Senior Programme Officer – Technical Cooperation is expected to successfully coordinate a wide variety of stakeholders in a highly efficient and professional manner and will:
Interact with member states to identify priorities, assess existing technologies, partnerships and mechanisms to support technology cooperation, in order to respond to the needs of member states, appropriately;
Initiate the process of creating a network of National and International centres of excellence, working in the field of renewable energy and explore the possibility of bilateral and multi-lateral partnerships;
Analyse the components of technical cooperation like demonstration projects, capacity building, technology transfer, manufacturing support, that would make a technical cooperation strategy successful;
Develop and initiate strategy for collaborating with Industry, Technology Centres and member states through appropriate mechanisms;
Keep abreast of trends, key topics and initiatives in RE technology;
Support the processes within the Directorate for effective implementation of the Work Programme;
Supervise preparation of various written outputs – background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications;
Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism: Good knowledge of socioeconomic aspects of energy; ability to implement projects/programmes; familiarity with the renewable energy technologies; proven ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues.
Leadership: Ability to build an environment of collaboration and team work; guide activities of a team to achieve goals set out and have good problem solving skills including ability to identify and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
Communication: Excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; creates and promotes enabling environment for open communication; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from othes and responds appropriately; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Accountability: Accountable for the accuracy and completeness of information under his/her control and handling of the information in a discreet and confidential manner; take ownership for all responsibilities and honour commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; support subordinates, provides oversight and takes ownership of delegated responsibilities and authorities; take personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
Cient Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise, is willing to learn from others; place team agenda before personal agenda; build consensus for task purpose and direction with team member; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Planning and Organising: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies and identify priority activities and assignments in order to ensure successful completion of work assigned.
Education: Advanced University degree in the field of engineering, energy, and/or any other relevant field. A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in liue of the advanced university degree.
Experience: Minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in administering technical assistance programmes, establishing and coordinating technology focused partnerships. Experience in structuring collaboration, working with government and non-governmental entities to set up modalities for collaboration. Experience in designing and implementing/coordinating projects with multilevel stakeholders and working with a rapidly-expanding stakeholder community by drawing on their knowledge, experience and resources. Experience in international cooperation and in dealing with bilateral/multilateral funding agencies and forums. Specific experience in energy sector, renewable energy sector, clean technologies is also highly desirable. Good knowledge of renewable energy technologies would be desirable.
Language: Excellent command of both written and spoken English is essential.
Qualified candidates must apply for the above mentioned vacancy on-line by submitting a complete and comprehensive CV and a letter of interest, including details of two professional references who will be contacted if their application is shortlisted.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview and will receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process.
Posted Date : 13/03/2012
Expiry Date : 04/04/2012