Important vacancies in energy efficiency

There are some important vacancies in energy efficiency.

• UNEP Finance Initiative Energy Efficiency Finance Consultant – apply by February 16th

UNEP FI is looking for a Energy Efficiency Finance Consultant, to be based in Paris. The overall objective of this assignment is to assist UN Environment and its Finance Initiative in the productive policy/finance dialogue developed so far with the European Commission, and to be further developed at country level, raise the visibility of energy efficiency and its financing on the international agenda, through awareness raising on the actual barriers and existing/developing good practices, and mobilization of financial actors, implying an active involvement and engagement with parties.

The consultant will help produce the expected deliverables under the 2017 work plan of the G20 energy efficiency finance task group, as well as co-convene the European policy/finance dialogue on the topic, and develop regional activities.

This work on energy efficiency finance is at the crossroads of climate change, and positive impact investment, two pillars of the Finance Initiative’s work. It shall bring value to members of the Finance Initiative, by associating them most efficiently, providing them knowledge, and enabling the dialogue between policy and finance, needed to lead to increased financial flows.

The closing date for applications is February 16th. Information is available here.


• The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency

The Copenhagen Centre on Energy Efficiency (the Centre) functions as the global thematic Energy Efficiency Hub of the Sustainable Energy for All Partnership (SEforALL), and accordingly works directly to the SEforALL objective of doubling the global rate of improvement in energy efficiency by 2030, while also retaining independence and flexibility to pursue other related energy efficiency functions. Operationally, the Centre is part of UNEP DTU Partnership (UDP), based at the UN City complex in Copenhagen, Denmark.

On the basis of the Centre’s work plan, there are vacancies to fill in coming months for well qualified and dynamic new staff to contribute to our team of experts and help advance global energy efficiency. If you believe you fit aspects of the profile detailed below then we encourage you to submit an expression of interest.

1 Project Manager and Project Officer Positions

Click to read the full vacancy announcement.

Please submit your online expression of interest no later than 3 March 2017.

2 Energy Efficiency Research and Advisory Position (Senior Researcher/Senior Advisor)

Click to read the full vacancy announcement.

Please submit your online expression of interest no later than 3 March 2017.


• UK Association for the Conservation of Energy

The research team at the Association for the Conservation of Energy (ACE) wishes to recruit a

researcher to join the team in London. The post holder will undertake research into a range of energy efficiency policy issues.

Qualifications sought:

  • A good honours degree and a postgraduate qualification, with one or other in a relevant field (e.g. energy, environmental studies);
  • Knowledge of energy efficiency issues particularly in buildings, and of policies to reduce CO2emissions, including their connection with other environmental, social and economic policy objectives;
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills and ability to communicate to a wide variety of audiences;
  • Good numerical skills including descriptive statistics; and
  • Ability to work well, and at times independently, in a small team environment.

The closing date for applications is 12 noon on Monday 20th February.

More information is available here.

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