Assistant Program Officer Energy and Climate Non-profit Jobs – Mercy Corps

 

Job Title:    Assistant Program Officer
Energy and Climate

Organisation: Mercy
Corps

Duty Station: 
Kampala, Uganda

 

About US:

Mercy Corps is a
leading global organization powered by the belief that a better world is
possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries
around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people
triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for
the future.

 

Job Summary:  The Assistant Program Officer – Energy and
Climate will support program design and gather lessons learnt from
implementation to advance Mercy Corps agency wide commitment to new frontiers
to climate change, preparedness and humanitarian response. The Assistant
Program Officer will support the agency’s effort to roll-out an action plan to
reduce the agency’s carbon footprint, including the finalization and
dissemination of policies and roadmaps on carbon reduction and documentation
and dissemination of lessons learned. The Assistant Program Officer will also
support the implementation of the Energy Access workplan. This includes: the
design of new initiatives and programs, the development of competitive
proposals for submission to donors, writing periodic impact briefs, liaising
with program partners, supporting the establishment and growth of office ‘Green
Teams’ and the streamlining of available resources.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Resource
management: Review and expand on guiding internal and external resources around
reducing our environmental footprint, climate change and energy access

·       
Communities
of Practice: Support peer-to-peer learning through Mercy Corps online platforms
by working with different country teams to develop and post content, lead
webinars, and share lessons in creative ways on reducing our environmental
footprint, climate change and energy access

·       
Data
Analysis and Reporting: Support the analysis and reporting of carbon neutrality
goals, in order to inform global strategy and senior managers. This may include
improving on systems that gather, analyze and produce reports on data from
programs and in-country offices.

·       
Proposal
Writing: Support concept and project writing to expand Mercy Corps reducing our
environmental footprint, climate change and energy approaches, and seize
opportunities to improve resources in the wider sector.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
Energy,
Environment, and/or Climate related academic and/or professional background

·       
Previous
experience in supporting drafting policies, their promotion and follow-up is
desirable

·       
Previous
experience in successfully delivering presentations and briefings

·       
Proven
ability to communicate effectively with colleagues from various backgrounds and
cultures

·       
Proficiency
with MS Office software (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)

·       
Excellent
spoken and written English.

·       
Knowledge
of organizational carbon reduction initiatives and clean energy technologies
would be preferable

·       
Some
experience of working in or with an NGO would be preferable.

·       
Excellent
organizational and time management skills.

·       
Work as
part of a team and individually.

·       
Systematic,
with a strong eye for detail.

·       
Fast-learner,
can work quickly, accurately and to deadlines.

·       
Able to
build and maintain effective internal and external relationships.

·       
Strong
team worker and communicator, can work with a range of people.

·       
Able to
cope with changing priorities, often at short notice, and work well under
pressure.

·       
Proactive,
positive and solutions-based attitude.

·       
High
levels of motivation, professionalism and resilience.

·       
An
exposure to and interest in international development issues is important,
along with an empathy for Mercy Corps’ mission.

 

How to Apply:

All candidates
should send their application with an updated CV and cover letter online at the
link below.

 

Click
Here

 

Deadline: 15th February 2021

 

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