Programme Design Manager, 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). 

Position

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, as well as to design the initial program and workplan for ETP. 

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 full time position from now until the end of 2019. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Gap analysis based on inputs from existing scoping reports of ETP Participants 
  • Overall ETP Programme design including identifying and designing priority interventions and key programme indicators, based on consultation with stakeholders.
  • Synthesis of technical material
  • Convening of technical experts
  • Coordination of existing bilateral work plans/relationships with other donors and regional governments
  • Support to the governance and operational set up of the Secretariat

Key Relationships:

  • Interim Secretariat Director
  • Program Manager for governance and operations  
  • Service Delivery Partners
  • Donors
  • Bilateral partners and regional and sub-national governments

Requirements

  • At least 10 years of professional experience in clean energy or energy transition along with deep understanding and experience of the South East Asia region. 
  • An understanding of and interest in the philanthropy and government donor sector;
  • Knowledge of the power systems and overall energy sector and climate policy landscape in the SEA region will be a major advantage;  
  • Demonstrated ability to ananlyse complex in-country and regional political economic information, organize and present a cohesive program;   
  • Excellent strategic thinking, organisational, negotiation and time management skills, with a proven ability to work well under pressure, take initiative and be a creative problem-solver; 
  • Ability to work well in a team but also to work independently and be managed at a distance; 
  • Experience working in an international team environment; 
  • Superior written and verbal English skills (essential);  
  • Strong administrative and computer skills (Excel, PowerPoint, Word), 
  • Excellent attention to detail; 
  • Demonstrated interest in the mission and values of the ETP and the European Climate Foundation; 
  • Flexibility over working hours for reasons of global time zones; and,
  • 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 will be competitive; and,
  • Secondments will be considered

Location 

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

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