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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.

Regional Financial and Administration Manager (South Asia)

Reporting To: Chief Operating Officer (UK) & Regional Business Development and Programme Manager (Nepal)

Location: Kathamndu

Salary: TBA

Duration: Two years

Application Deadline: 04/06/2017

How to Apply: Please send CV and covering letter to [email protected]

Location: Kathmandu and in-country travel in Nepal, quarterly trip to Bangladesh,one annual trip to the UK or East Africa

Salary: TBA

Contract period: 24 months fixed term (renewal on performance)

Responsible to: Chief Operating Officer (C.O.O. – UK)and SA Business Development & Regional Manager

Responsible for: Regional operational and financial management and reporting

OVERALL PURPOSE:

  • To manage and report of the regional financial performance of the South Asia office and the regional programme and its projects.
  • To support the RW UK and South Asia regional team in all financial and administration aspects relating to the region.

MAIN DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Support the C.O.O. (responsible for Finance) and Regional Programme & Business Development Manager to:

  • Report the regional financial performance of the South Asia office
  • Report by account code a monthly P&L and YTD P&L and monthly balance sheet with variance analysis from budget.
  • Allocate the restricted expenditure to project funds and transfer to the requisite projects and donors.
  • Prepare a quarterly forecast of the financial years regional operational budget and variance analysis.
  • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions following Renewable World financial policy and guidelines.
  • Assist in supporting information for the annual statutory audits and compliance audits.

Cash management

  • Payment processing for administrative and projects in accordance with policies and payment authorities.
  • Financial management – perform and submit for review monthly operational petty cash and bank reconciliations.
  • Update the intra-company funding account with the RWUK office.
  • Monitor global funds available for South Asia projects.
  • Manage donor financial reporting, including income, debt and deferred income accurately and timely in accordance with each donors’ requirements.
  • Update financial & scope of work on the monthly basis.

Project financial management

  • Manage the project financials in co-operation with the UK Financial Controller, Grants Manager,Project Managers and implementing partner financial controllers.
  • Project accounting using the Renewable World financial toolkit including the Finance and Scope of Works forpartner claims, issue of Purchase Orders, Invoices,update and reconcile actual expenditure andcash movements, in order to arrive at committed project costs and forecasts costs to complete.
  • Prepare regional project financial reporting on a monthly basis at project and implementing partner level with project managers and consolidate to regional level for UK team review.
  • Prepare and issue Renewable World quarterly recovery purchase orders and invoices and accounting for these regionally.
  • Prepare a quarterly forecast of project income, spend and variance analysis at project and partner level against project budget for the remaining duration of the project.
  • Prepare a consolidated annual forecast of project income, recoveries and partner expenditure.
  • Liaising with the UK team and regional programme managers to ensure all financial reports are submitted accurately and on time to donors with sufficient variance analysis and context to enable transparency.
  • Ensure project donor audits are organised and conducted to ensure compliance.
  • Strengthen our project financial systems and processes where appropriate.
  • Working with external Auditors from a statutory and project/donor perspective and implement recommendations arising.

Project proposal development

  • Work with potential donors and proposed implementing partners on the financial aspects of project proposals.
  • Prepare a proposed financial commencement budget for project proposals considering the donor requirements.

Administration, operational, statutory requirement and Day to day running of the office and resource management

  • Communication and reporting –facilitating project monthly financial review meetings, communicating with local partners and stakeholders.
  • Documentation – Monthly update of all the project accounting documents and project paperwork, time sheet.
  • Regional payroll management.
  • Supporting in procurement (quotation collection & compilation)
  • Lodging and managing all aspects of tax compliance and reporting to local authorities.
  • Setting up organizational bank account and its operation.
  • Registration of new entities.
  • Financial reporting to Social Welfare Council (SWC) and other line agencies.
  • Prepare financial reporting for CPAC and DPAC meetings.
  • Provide necessary support to international volunteers.
  • Supervise and manage finance assistant

OTHER

  • Attend regular supervision and take active initiation in personal professional development
  • Tasks as appropriate and as agreed with the Chief Operating Officer or Regional Programme& Business Development Manager.
  • Preparation and submission of financial matters relating to government line ministries (Ministry of Women, Children and Social Welfare, Ministry of Finance) requirement and report

CANDIDATE SPECIFICATION

Essential competency and experience requirements

  • Part or fully Qualified accountant (e.g. one of: ACA, CIMA, CPA, ACCA)
  • Educated to Masters degree level in relevant discipline
  • Strong financial analytical and problem solving skills
  • Functional knowledge of financial accounting systems (including Quick Books) and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Understanding of project accounting
  • Must be flexible, adaptable, and quick to learn in our fast-paced dynamic environment (arising out of the new projects and relationships)
  • Keen attention to accounting detail and a commitment to continuous improvement
  • Ability to prioritise and deliver results on time
  • Effective communicator (including excellent written and verbal English) as demonstrated on financial and narrative reporting, and verbal skills
  • Office management, administration & procurement skills

DESIRABLE COMPETENCY AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

  • Masters degree in relevant discipline
  • Experience of donor fund (grant) accounting
  • Relevant international NGO and major donor (e.g. EU/DFID/USAID) experience of 5 years
  • Infrastructure (e.g. Energy Systems) economic and financial analysis experience

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

Remuneration and Benefits: As per the rules and regulation of Renewable World

Hours of Work: Full time (Monday to Friday, 7.5 hrs per day, excluding lunch hour)

Annual Leave: 20 Days plus 12 national holidays

Place of work: South Asia Office: Bakhundole, Lalitpur, Nepal

Term: 2 years, starting 1st July 2017

Interested candidates are requested to send their application with updated CV, PP size photographs along with a covering letter via email at jobs@renewable-world.org within 4th June 2017.

Trustee and Board Director (Unpaid Volunteer)

Reporting To: Chair

Location: London (Board Meetings)

Salary: Unpaid

Duration: 2 year committment

Application Deadline: 30/06/2017

How to Apply: email [email protected]

 

There are currently opportunities for four new Trustees to join the five current Trustees on Renewable World’s Board.  We are particularly seeking candidates with strong expertise and experience in one or more of the following areas:

 

  • International development in the voluntary sector
  • Project management and international programme delivery
  • Fundraising (particularly on global funds and institutional)
  • Communications
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of programme impacts
  • Governance in the voluntary sector
  • Project health & safety

 

 

All will be suitably qualified with a proven passion for environmental issues/renewable energy.

More information can be found by visiting http://www.renewable-world.org/about-us/our-trustees

This role is unpaid and requires an active commitment including quarterly face to face meetings in London plus  engagement in the work of board subcommittees (supported predominantly by conference calls) and a willingness to travel to Brighton or other parts of the country on occasion to attend meetings with staff and funders.

 

Applications close on 30 June 2017. Please send a CV with a supporting statement up to 200 words to jobs@renewable-world.org We will contact you to arrange an interview if you are shortlisted.

 

The Board is committed to increasing the diversity of its membership and welcomes applications from individuals across all sectors of society.

Renewable World is a registered charity (no 1119467) and registered company (no 06005778) in England and Wales

 

 

 

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South Asia Business Development and Programme Manager

Reporting To: Chief Operating Officer (UK)

Location: Kathmandu, Nepal

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.

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