Secretariat of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre (KPFC)
Publication / Transmission Date : 3 May 2020
Deadline for Application : 2 June 2020 (at midnight, Abu Dhabi local time)
Title and Grade : Head Policy (Renewable Energy Markets) P-5
Indicative Net Annual Salary : USD 88,162 to 98,109 1
Duration of Appointment : Two years, with possible extension
Duty Station : Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Date for Entry on Duty : As soon as possible
The International Renewable Energy Agency is an inter-governmental organisation headquartered in Abu Dhabi, mandated to promote the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
IRENAâ s mission is to play a leading role in the ongoing transformation of the global energy systems as a centre of excellence for knowledge and innovation, a global voice of renewable energy, a network hub for all stakeholders and a source of advice and support for countries.
At present, IRENA has 161 Members (160 States and the European Union) that acceded to its Statute, and 22 additional States in the process of accession and actively engaged.
Within this mandate, the focus of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre (KPFC) is on collecting data, developing knowledge platforms and conducting analysis to support the creation of enabling environments for investment and growth in renewables.
This entails analytical work on policy and finance, building a gateway to knowledge, giving input to advisory services that the Agency provides to its member states and at regional levels, and targeted engagement with the private sector and civil society.
Within KPFC, the Policy Deployment and Finance Unit provides policy-relevant and forward-looking analysis on renewable energy and finance.
It uses the findings to strengthen the business case for renewable energy and highlights the contribution of renewables to broader policy objectives.
It makes recommendations on the mechanisms that can be used to attract investmentsin renewable energy. The Unit focuses on specific analytical gaps and develops new knowledge that can support informed decision making.
It supports the divisions that are involved in project facilitation and helps to develop tools and services that can be customized to regional and national needs.
The main pillars of IRENAâ s Deployment and Finance work include : policy assessment, regional market analysis, financial mechanisms and assessment of finance trends.
Underthe supervision andoverallguidanceoftheDirector of the Knowledge, Policy and Finance Centre, the Head of Renewable Energy Markets will be responsible for the following duties :
Â·Lead, coordinate, contribute to, and further develop analytical work on :
Â·Responsible for managing and supervising a team of professionals and consultants.
Â·Supervise the preparation of tailored, cutting-edge knowledge products and other written and verbal outputs (reports, briefs, background papers, conference and workshop presentations, etc.
Â·Perform other duties as required.
Professionalism : Thorough overview and understanding of policies and regulations related to Renewable Energy in all end-uses, at different levels of governance and in different parts of the world.
Solid knowledge of energy economics and renewable energy investments. Strong understanding of broad dynamics of the energy transition.
Proven ability to lead supervise and coordinate high quality analytical work that can support policy advice and technical assistance.
Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues / problems.
shares information and keeps people informed. Proven ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues; ability to review and edit the work of others.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
takes personal responsibility for his / her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; monitors and adjusts plans as necessary; uses time efficiently.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
Education : Advanced University degree (Masterâ s degree or PhD) in economics, public policy, energy policy or finance.
Experience : A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in policy programme development, finance, project administration, implementation and management, some of which should be at the international level.
Experience in programme design and implementation to support decision-making at governmental level. Experience in policy advice.
Specific experience in energy, renewable energy and clean technologies is required. Experience in analysis and assessment of different policy and finance mechanisms.
Management experience, preferably within the context of an international organisation.
Languages : Excellent command of written and spoken English is essential. Fluency in other languages would be of additional benefit.
IRENA reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.
Qualified candidates must apply for the above mentioned vacancy on-line, through IRENAâ s recruitment platform, Taleo by submitting a complete and comprehensive application, CV and a letter of interest, including details of three professional references who will be contacted if their application is shortlisted.
Applications from qualified women, especially from nationals of developing countries, are highly encouraged.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process.
1 IRENA provides similar ICSC benefits and entitlements, including rental subsidy, education grant (for school aged children), annual leave, health insurance, provident fund, etc.