Vacancy at WWF: Global Expert on Energy Efficiency

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31 January 2018
Closing Date: Open (As soon as possible)
Position: Global Expert
Institution: WWF
Location: Pré-Saint-Gervais, France
 
For more than half a century, WWF has been working over 100 countries to protect the world's species and natural places, pushing for a more sustainable world. By working with local communities, governments, businesses, and other NGOs WWF is defining new ways of working that will make a difference at a scale that matters to help redefine humanity’s relationship with the planet.

From numerous initiatives, priority areas and priority species, the entire WWF Network is focus on six major goals - forests, oceans, wildlife, food, climate & energy, and freshwater – and three key drivers of environmental problems - markets, finance and governance.

WWF France (220 000 donors, 3 000 volunteers, 90 employees, budget of 24m€, 5 sites) is recruiting in its programmes department a 3-years short term contract to advise and coordinate WWF 3-years global programme on energy efficiency.

RESPONSIBILITY

  • Under the responsibility of the WWF France Head of Climate, Energy and Sustainable Cities programmes, and in close collaboration with WWF global Climate and Energy Practice, you will coordinate and support the WWF global community on energy efficiency 3-years programme by:
  • Developing a global 3-years programme strategy and implementation plan for WWF’s work on energy efficiency
  • Coordinating WWF network engagement around energy efficiency, engaging WWF Climate and Energy Practice
  • Providing expertise and capacity building for the WWF network on energy efficiency and energy demand reduction in relation to regulatory and economic frameworks
  • Following the development of energy efficiency expertise, innovation and reports and thus act as an internal information clearing house on energy efficiency
  • Developing partnerships and collaboration with strategic networks and stakeholders to accelerate global improvement of energy efficiency
  • Supporting WWF work on energy efficiency in the context of the implementation of the Paris Agreement and its Nationally Determined Contributions
  • Developing common policy positions, programmatic approaches and technical messaging on the issue
  • Integrating energy efficiency in other WWF and projects, like on cities or energy access
  • Representing WWF in conferences and forums related to energy efficiency 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree in energy-related topics, ideally with scientific qualification or similar proof of expertise (environmental, engineering, climate and/or social)
  • More than 5 years of direct experience in energy efficiency projects and policy
  • High level technical and scientific competencies on energy transition (energy system, renewables, grids, climate and emissions, energy management, data and digital, innovation)
  • Some managerial experience
  • Rigorous scientific mind, and excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and in French, and an ability to communicate complicated messages clearly to different audiences including through written materials, one-to-one meetings
  • and presentations. Any other language is considered as an asset.
  • Excellent knowledge of the challenges and facts on energy efficiency and related topics
  • Great ability to work with teams and in different cultural contexts. Tried and tested experience of building capacity and know-how in different cultural contexts
  • High performance orientation and ability to work in virtual team structures
  • Great interest in environmental issues
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office Pack 

HOW TO APPLY

For further details, please see the Job Description.