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We are always keen to work with like minded people who share our passion for sustainable development. Though we don’t often have staff vacancies there are occasionally new roles to fill, any positions we have available will be advertised below.

South Asia Business Development and Programme Manager

Reporting To: Chief Operating Officer (UK)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

Application Deadline: 05/05/2017

How to Apply: Please send a detailed CV and a cover letter to [email protected]

Renewable World is a UK led global NGO that tackles poverty through the provision of affordable renewable energy systems through innovative business models to communities in South Asia, East Africa and Central America. By connecting remote communities with clean energy technology, and training them to use it productively, our projects raise people’s incomes, keep their homes smoke-free, create time for education and ultimately help power people out of poverty Our global goal is to enable 100,000 out of poverty within five years through the delivery of our renewable energy programme.

Renewable World are looking for a passionate development professional/leader, to lead our pioneering South Asia programme to scale within Nepal, Bangladesh and beyond. This role will be key to taking the programme to the next level, building the programme pipeline through strategic partnerships and aligned funding opportunities, and strengthening core business models already being delivered. The South Asia programme is targeted to directly impact 50,000 or more beneficiaries through our programme in the next four years. This role takes on two core responsibilities. First, to lead on the business development and the strategic direction of the programme. Developing the programme pipeline within our current project areas of Nepal and Bangladesh while building on Renewable World’s core strengths of renewable energy technology delivery and effective energy business models. Second, to manage the South Asia regional office, overseeing the delivery of the existing programme pipeline including consultancy and consortia projects, ensuring regional teams achieve the organisation’s vision and goal.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Lead on programmatic business development, building partnerships with aligned organisations to form consortia to grow the programme pipeline in Nepal and Bangladesh;
  • Maintain the quality of programme delivery and build on the core strengths of business model development and sustainability;
  • To utilise the RW network in the regions to identify fundraising opportunities (national and international), leverage skills expertise and resources and secure funding in partnership with the Fundraising Manager;
  • To collaborate as part of the global Renewable World network, sharing learning to refine, develop and enhance approaches to delivering effective sustainable development initiatives through renewable energy;

Essential Requirements

  • Master’s degree in relevant field;
  • Minimum 5 years’ prior experience working at a senior level within the development sector, ideally within an INGO; or a relevant social enterprise
  • Experience in developing programme concepts, fundraising through large bi-lateral funding bids, and developing strategic partnerships;
  • Well-developed understanding of project management cycle including proposal development, implementation and monitoring;
  • 3 years or more experience of working in Nepal or Bangladesh;
  • Fluency in oral and written English;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with ability to facilitate and design trainings and workshops; ability to represent RW in high-level meetings with donors, and government officials;
  • Willingness to travel and spend a minimum of 20% of time in the field;

Full job description can be downloaded below 

Volunteer Event Videographer

Reporting To: UK Events & Fundraising Officer

Location: On the road from Durham to Edinburgh

Salary: This is an unpaid voluntary position, however expenses are covered

Duration: 3 days

Application Deadline: 07/05/2017

How to Apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

We are looking for a talented, committed and enthusiastic Videographer to join our on the road production team and document our 2-day charity road cycling event.

Role: Volunteer Videographer
Event: Earth Wind & Tyre
Dates: 9-11 June 2017 (arriving in Durham on Friday 9 June, late afternoon)
Location: On the road from Durham to Edinburgh
Salary: This is an unpaid voluntary position, but all expenses incurred during the course of the event, as well as return travel from your home to the event will be covered by Renewable World.
To apply: Send your CV and a covering letter to events@renewable-world.org

About the event

Earth Wind & Tyre is Renewable World’s bespoke wind-themed cycle challenge. Now in its third year, the route runs from Durham to Edinburgh and passes by 10 iconic wind farms. It is a two-day road cycling and fundraising event. This year we expect to have approx. 60 cyclists taking part.

The role and responsibilities

We are looking for a talented, committed and enthusiastic volunteer to join our on the road production team as our official Videographer for this year’s Earth Wind & Tyre cycling event. You will form part of our event support team of approx. 18 volunteers, and will work closely with the Event Photographer.

As our official Event Videographer, you will be responsible for documenting the event as it unfolds, from start to finish. You will follow the riders (in the designated media support vehicle) along the scenic route, capturing video footage of key moments throughout the event, as well as filming some soundbites and short interviews.

Once the event is over, you will then be responsible for using the footage captured to produce 2 short films (approx. 45 seconds and 2-minutes long) that portray the event. These films will be used on the Renewable World website and across our social media networks to celebrate this year’s event, to promote the event in subsequent years, and also with the view of raising interest more generally in Renewable World and our future events.

This is a very exciting project to be involved in, and one in which you can take on a lot of creative responsibility, capturing the event in your own unique way through the medium of video. You will also be contributing towards the fundraising success of this event, helping to raise vital funds for our renewable energy projects overseas.

Key logistics throughout the event

  • Friday 9 June: The event support team (including Videographer) arrives in Durham late afternoon to attend a support team briefing meeting and to carry out any last-minute preparations. Food and accommodation is provided at the Highfield Hotel.
  • Saturday 10 June: Capture day 1 of the event, from Durham to Kielder Water. All food is provided, as well as accommodation at Hawkhirst Scout Activity Centre.
  • Sunday 11 June: Capture day 2 of the event, from Kielder Water to the Royal Mile in Edinburgh. We expect the last riders to arrive around 6-8pm. All food is provided throughout the day, and if required, accommodation is also provided at the Travelodge Edinburgh Central.

Please note that this role will require early starts and long working days during the event. You will also be in shared accommodation (twin rooms and a shared dormitory on Saturday night).

Personal specification

Essential criteria

  • Must be available from 9-11 June 2017 for the event, and ideally for a visit to our Brighton office to meet the team ahead of the event (a skype call is acceptable if travelling to Brighton is not an option
  • Have experience in handling video and media equipment
  • Must own or have access to the equipment necessary to film the event and carry out the video editing
  • Have experience in video editing
  • Be a good communicator, able to work well as part of a team, and have an excellent work ethic

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to events@renewable-world.org.

Programme Communication and Reporting Intern

Reporting To: Programme Reporting and Grants Manager

Location: Brighton

Salary: Unpaid - £10 Daily Stipend

Duration: 3 months

Application Deadline: 14/04/2017

How to Apply: Cover letter and CV sent to: [email protected]

As an organisation working across three regions our projects are constantly generating a large amount of interesting content in the form of project reports, site visit reports, case study interviews and photographs. We would like to improve the visibility of our work and impacts by sharing positive news and updates with a wide range of different audiences, and through different communication channels, on a regular basis.

We are seeking an intern to support with summarising and presenting project information for external stakeholders. The Programme Communications and Reporting Intern will be responsible for producing clear and compelling programme/project updates from existing material to be shared with a range of stakeholders and across a range of communication channels. The intern will directly be supporting the Programme Reporting and Grants Manager but will also have contact with our programme teams in Kenya and Nepal as well as becoming a member of our small Brighton based team.

Working from our Brighton office, we ask for a regular commitment of at least 2 days per week for a minimum period of 3 months. Our standard working hours are 9am – 6pm, though we can be flexible to suit. This position is unpaid; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10.

This position will provide the successful candidate with valuable on-the-job experience in the fields of communication, report writing, content creation as well experience of working in a small international NGO and exposure to the project management and donor reporting/management. This role would be ideally suited to an individual who has an interest in international development and project management.

Fundraising Events & Communications Intern

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: Unpaid voluntary position; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10

Duration: Minimum 2 days per week for a 3 month minimum commitment

Application Deadline: 30/04/2017

How to Apply: Email your CV and cover letter to: [email protected]

We are currently looking to recruit a committed, enthusiastic and reliable Fundraising Events & Communications Intern to help manage our challenge event portfolio, including our flagship cycling event – Earth Wind & Tyre.

Working from our central Brighton office, we ask for a regular commitment of at least 2 days per week for a minimum period of 3 months. Our standard working hours are 9am – 5.30pm, though we can be flexible to suit. This position is unpaid; however we do offer a daily stipend of £10.

This position will provide the successful candidate with valuable on-the-job experience in the fields of fundraising, event management, communications, as well experience of working in a small international NGO and exposure to the renewable energy industry.

Main responsibilities

Your main areas of responsibility will include:

  • Challenge events: helping to promote and recruit participants for our portfolio of challenge events. Supporting our fundraisers to reach their fundraising targets.
  • Comms and PR: assist with event-related communications and publicity (including: e-marketing, social media content, web content and press releases), ensuring that our events and fundraisers are promoted across a range of communication channels.
  • Earth Wind & Tyre: support the organisation, promotion and logistics of our flagship challenge event. This will include the recruitment of and ongoing communication with event participants, coordinating event sponsor package benefits, organise the logistics of the event and coordinate the design and procurement of the event merchandise.
  • Support during Earth Wind & Tyre: be part of the event support team on 10-11 June, offering logistical support during the challenge.
  •  Data entry: helping to ensure our supporter database is kept up-to-date.

Personal specification

We are looking for an enthusiastic, hardworking individual who can work independently and is willing to contribute new ideas.

Essential criteria:

  • An interest in events, fundraising and charity communications
  • Must be available to work as part of the event support team for Earth Wind & Tyre (9-11 June 2017 inclusive)
  • Determination to make our portfolio of challenge events a success
  • Good customer service skills, particularly on the telephone
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • IT literate, competency in using Microsoft packages
  • The ability to work well as part of a team but also on your own initiative

Desired criteria:

  • Have a full driving licence and be willing to drive a support vehicle during Earth Wind & Tyre
  • Experience of using WordPress, Photoshop, Publisher, Salesforce and Mailchimp

Apply for this role

To apply please send your CV and a covering letter to emily.jesshope@renewable-world.org. Please include your availability and why you think you’re suited to the role.

We are looking for someone to start as soon as possible, so applications will be dealt with and assessed on a rolling basis, as they are received.

Monitoring and Evaluation Officer – Nepal

Reporting To: Monitoring and Evaluation Manager

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal - with frequent in-country travel in Nepal, occasional travel to other South Asia project sites Kathmandu

Salary: Negotiable

Duration: 12 months fixed term (subject to extension)

Renewable World is a not-for-profit organization who tackles poverty through enabling access to affordable, reliable renewable energy services. We are looking for a Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) officer with an experience in developing and implementing M&E system in the development field.

Academic Qualification: 

Bachelor Degree – International Development/Social Sciences/ Social Work/research methods with 2-3 years of experience

Master Degree – International Development/Social Sciences/ Social Work/research methods with 1 year of experience

Experience

An experience in designing, developing and implementing M&E questionnaires and tools; quantitative and qualitative analysis, preparing report for projects focussed on income generation, enterprise development and/or health and education;

Responsibilities

The M&E officer will be responsible to manage M&E data collection activities, data analysis and synthesis and report preparation in conjunction with the project managers. This includes data collection (field and partners); data analysis (qualitative and quantitative analysis) and report writing. The M&E officer will work alongside project managers and implementing partners to perform surveys in accordance with RW agreed-on procedures and standards, and using the RW toolset. Importantly, the M&E officer is also responsible for ensuring all primary stakeholders (communities; local institutions; local leaders; government bodies; private sector entities and; financial institutions) are meaningfully engaged during the process.

The M&E officer will report to the M&E Manager and work closely with and be responsible to project managers.

How to Apply

Please send your CV and a covering letter (1-page only) to jobs@renewable-world.org  or

Renewable World

c./o IDE Nepal
PO Box 2674
Kathmandu
Nepal
Tel: + 977 155 20943

Interviews

Last week of February (only shortlisted candidates will be invited for interviews)

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