Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall guidance of the Director of KPFC, the Programme Officer is expected to perform the following duties :
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed; ability to disseminate information through online platforms, social media and traditional methods.
foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Qualifications Education : Advanced university degree (Masterâ s degree or equivalent) preferably in economics. Other disciplines such as engineering or relevant energy-related social science discipline may be considered.
A first-level university degree in combination with additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of advanced university degree.
Solid understanding of energy economics and macroeconomics is also a key requisite. Experience : A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in energy economics, macroeconomic analysis, energy policies and energy planning.
Experience (including publications) on macroeconomic modelling and analysis, using methodologies such as macro-econometrics, or computable general equilibrium (CGE), is important.
Work experience on labor, development economics, renewable energy policies in countries with high shares of renewables, or electricity market design are additional assets.
A demonstrated ability to implement projects / programmes with good analytical skills and to produce reports and papers on applied economics, policy and energy issues is critical.
Language and IT skills : Excellent command of both written and spoken English. Knowledge of other languages is a plus. Excellent English writing skills are an important asset.
Excellent IT skills, including advanced Excel user dealing with large amounts of data. Qualified candidates must apply for the above mentioned vacancy on-line, through IRENAâ s recruitment platform, Taleo by submitting a complete and comprehensive 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 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 dependency allowances, rental subsidy, education grant (for school aged children), annual and sick leave, health insurance, Provident Fund participation, etc.
as would be applicable.