Interim Director, Energy Transition Partnership (location flexible)

European Climate Foundation Anson Singapore Programme Management

Company Description

About the Energy Transition Partnership 

The Energy Transition Partnership (ETP)is a partnership of donors and philanthropies to provide capital assistance and jointly fund technical assistance to accelerate the renewable energy and sustainable infrastructure transition in South East Asia (specific countries to be selected). 


Context of the role

The Participants in the ETP intend to form a small, interim Secretariat located in South East Asia (or virtually until a physical location can be determined) – to perform the coordination function between the Participants, and between the Participants and national governments, and regional grantees and international partners. 

With the formation of the ETP the Participants are determined to find effective and efficient modalities to pool funds, align interests, share information and coordinate activities.The Secretariat will be charged with making this manifest. Effective coordination is critical to have a real impact on the ground, and there is a sense of urgency to the establishment of the Secretariat to fulfil this coordination function.  

There are many actors driven by the climate crisis that seek to support the countries of South East Asia to develop and implement solutions that will increase the pace and scale of their low-carbon transition.  As interest and financial support grows in the region, there is an elevated risk that donors will duplicate efforts, misallocate precious resource and waste the time of government officials and local actors. The purpose of the Secretariat is to mitigate this risk.

The role is a part time position (estimated 30%-50%) from now until the end of 2019. 

Key responsibilities

  • Setup of Secretariat
  • Donor Relationships
  • High Level Strategy
  • Overall Management (timeline, deadlines, etc)
  • Quality Control
  • Line management of interim secretariat staff

Key Relationships

  • Donor Governments
  • Regional Governments
  • Governance + Operations Manager
  • Programme Design Lead
  • Outreach Lead


  • Ideally a minimum of 15 years of relevant work experience, strongly preferred in a senior role in a donor facing and/or industry role, in the region 
  • Demonstrated experience interacting with senior policy and decision-makers in industry, government and the financial sector 
  • Politically savvy and excellent strategic capabilities 
  • A grasp of energy policy and energy system transformation 
  • Willingness to travel frequently and internationally 
  • Intrinsic motivation, excellent organisational and self-management skills
  • Sharp written and verbal skills, fluent English language skills; other (regional) languages are an asset 
  • Flexibility over working hours to accommodate global time zones
  • Impeccable ethics, working confidentially and operating with high security

Other information

What we offer

  • The unique opportunity to work as part of a highly dynamic, international team who combine their passion to make a difference with a rigorous and results-oriented approach to work
  • New horizon combining philanthropy and donor governments in a new platform
  • A flexible work environment and a space to develop and challenge yourself
  • Duration: 9 months likely, depending on start date
  • Compensation is competitive 
  • Secondments will be considered


The location can be virtual (anywhere global) although there is a preference for a South East Asia-located individual. 


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