Member Job Board

A wide-range of employment opportunities exist at our member organizations. Find the job in our dynamically growing, integrated network that’s right for you.

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Off Grid Electric has a number of openings:

In San Francisco: Embedded Systems Engineer, Engineering Lead (Power Electronic Controls), Electrical Engineer Battery Systems, Embedded Systems Lead Architect, Mechanical Engineer Battery Systems.

In Amsterdam: DevOps Engineer, Product Manager (Logistics), Head of Global IT.

In Cote d’Ivoire: Head of Sales, Territory Sales Manager, Territory Service Manager, Accountant.

To apply or find more information about these opportunities, please click here or go to http://offgrid-electric.com/join-us-1/#join-us.

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Profile Environmental (Emergency) Officer, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, Geneva

UNHCR is committed to ensuring sustainable environmental management in its operations to improve the protection and well being of our Persons of Concern (PoCs). In this regard, the Environment Unit at UNHCR in Geneva oversees a broad range of related projects and coordinates the overall environmental policy and enhancement of environmental management in the field through technical guidance, situation analysis and environmental impact assessments.

UNHCR’s engagement in energy and environment is receiving increasing attention globally. As displaced persons rely on the natural resources surrounding them, there is a need to address environmental issues starting from the emergency phase, which is the most critical period for UNHCR operations. Decisions made at this time will have a major bearing on both the type and scale of refugee-related environmental impacts in subsequent operational phases.

UNHCR is looking for talented individuals for the Environmental Officer profile to enhance its ability to implement environmental interventions as soon as possible during the emergency phase of a response. The Environmental Officer assists the UNHCR emergency team and the host government in mainstreaming environmental factors into the refugee-hosting arrangements to be made during the emergency phase. The incumbent ensures that environmental issues are considered in the response plan, assesses the environmental conditions and analyze how and to what extent those situations negatively affect the environment and formulate specific projects for reducing or arresting these impacts in consultation with the relevant government agencies, NGOs, UN agencies and sectoral specialists such as shelter, sanitation, water, livelihoods and others. S/he advocates for establishing environmentally-sound refugee assistance arrangements and make recommendations which need to be followed up in the care-and-maintenance phase. Incumbents may be based in the field or in the Country Offices depending on the nature of emergency and security.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Participate in site selection and collect and analyses baseline environmental data that can inform site planning and development
  • Collect and analyze existing data and information concerning the status of the environment in the refugee hosting areas;
  • Identify environmental assets and threats related to the emergency phase and establish managements plans and SOPs to minimize environmental impacts
  • Assess environmental conditions in the selected camps, and assess how and to what extent those situations are affected by the presence of refugees. Define key areas of environmental concern (e.g. deforestation, rangeland degradation, soil erosion, water conservation, biodiversity, wastes, etc);
  • Interview representative of refugees and local populations from all segments of these populations, to examine their relationship with the surrounding environment;
  • Liaise with technical sectors (shelter, sanitation, water, livelihoods, energy, etc.) with a view to minimizing environmental impacts associated with projects and activities in the emergency phase. Where necessary propose environmental projects to rehabilitate initial environmental damage and generate a sense of responsibility among refugee populations;
  • Contact relevant government agencies, both central and local, NGOs, UN agencies, research institutions and local academic institutions to obtain refuge-related information and these institutions¿ recommendations for preventive and mitigation measures. If possible, establish and maintain a network of strategic partnerships to ensure complementary and efficiency gains in assessment, design and implementation of environmental programmes;
  • Propose measures for reducing or arresting the impact of refugees on the environment;
  • Devise a strategy for monitoring of the environmental impact of refugees and refugee operations;
  • Identify skill and knowledge gaps related to environmental issues among UNHCR and partners, including refugees and locals and address these through training and capacity building.
  • Prepare a report and make recommendations which need to be followed up in the care-and-maintenance phase.

Qualifications:

For positions at the P3 Level

  • Education: (Advanced) University degree in forestry, agroforestry, rural energy, climate change and geography, environmental science, or natural resource management.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 6 years of relevant job experience with a Master’s Degree or 8 years with a Bachelor’s Degree; at least 2 years of international working experience in development and/or humanitarian settings; at least 5 years of experience dealing with environmental issues
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

For positions at the P4 level

  • Education:  (Advanced) University degree in forestry, agroforestry, rural energy, climate change and geography, environmental science, or natural resource management.
  • Job experience: Minimum of 10 years of relevant job experience with a Master’s Degree or 12 years with a Bachelor’s Degree; at least 4 years of international working experience development and/or humanitarian settings; at least 7 years of experience dealing with environmental issues.
  • Languages: Excellent knowledge of English and working knowledge of another UN language.

The deadline to apply is June 30th. To learn more or to submit an application, click here or go to https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1482099729109.

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Director of East Africa Operations, Angaza Design Inc.

We are recruiting a Director of East Africa Operations to lead our Nairobi team and coordinate the support of our global network of distribution partners. This is an exciting opportunity to hold a key management role in a rapidly growing company, as we continue to scale our presence throughout Sub-Saharan Africa and the developing world. The chosen candidate will be responsible for recruiting and hiring a number of positions, maintaining a budget, performing rigorous accounting, managing a multicultural team, and representing the company within the broader energy access community. The position will report directly to the VP of Global Strategy and may include occasional global travel.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Manage and implement the Nairobi office’s operating budget including payroll and expense tracking
  • Create and maintain a positive team culture
  • Directly manage day-to-day activities of several sub-teams
  • Streamline hiring and onboarding processes to accommodate rapid team growth
  • Continue to develop Angaza Kenya’s intrateam collaboration systems to ensure clear communication and coordination on key projects
  • Act as liaison between the San Francisco and Nairobi teams
  • Represent Angaza at key industry events

Qualifications:

  • Experience as a Director of Operations or equivalent; previous experience working with training and customer support teams a plus
  • Experience developing and maintaining a budget
  • Excellent organizational and leadership abilities
  • Outstanding communication skills and attention to detail
  • Management experience with 4 or more direct reports
  • Working knowledge of data analysis and performance/operation metrics
  • BSc/BA in business administration or relevant field; MSc/MA a plus
  • Happiness in a very dynamic, fast-paced, flexible (and fun!) atmosphere

Interested candidates should send their resume and a detailed, personalized cover letter to careers@angazadesign.com with the subject line “Angaza Director of East Africa Operations.”