Sustainable change requires passionate people

We are always keen to work with like-minded world-changers who share our passion for sustainable development. Though we don’t often have staff vacancies, there are occasionally new roles to fill and any positions we have available (both paid and voluntary) will be advertised below.


Current Job Vacancies

About Renewable World

1.2 billion people are still living in poverty, inequality is rising, and the world is failing to decarbonise quickly enough to avoid climate disaster. The world’s poorest people contributed little to climate change, yet they are most impacted, and least able to adapt. This is not fair. And it is not sustainable.

Renewable World (RW) is an ambitious International NGO headquartered in the UK, with branches in Nepal and Kenya. We envision a sustainable and fairer world where clean energy is accessible to all-because with clean energy, both people and planet can thrive. By 2030, we aim to enable over 500,000 people living in poverty to transform their lives by improving their access to clean energy, empowering them to develop sustainable and resilient livelihoods, and mitigating the impact of climate change.

We have recently surpassed our 2022 goal of reaching 100,000 people by the end of 2022, and now have ambitious plans to scale our impact to 2030 and beyond.  We focus on four key areas where we believe we can achieve the greatest impact in transforming lives through clean energy.

Project Manager – Using Renewable Energy to Transform Fishing Livelihoods Project (RE4Ice)

Location: Homabay, Kenya

Salary: Kshs.1,680,000 – 1,920,000  per annum, depending on experience

Application Deadline: 31st March (5pm EAT)

Other benefits: Contribution to pension and health insurance

Start: 1st May 2024

Contract: Two years fixed term contract

Responsible to: Kenya Country Director

Purpose

1.2 billion people are still living in poverty, inequality is rising, and the world is failing to decarbonise quickly enough to avoid climate disaster. The world’s poorest people contributed little to climate change, yet they are most impacted, and least able to adapt. This is not fair. And it is not sustainable.

At Renewable World we envision a sustainable and fairer world where clean energy is accessible to all – because with clean energy, both people and planet can thrive. By 2030, we aim to enable over 500,000 people living in poverty to transform their lives by improving their access to clean energy, empowering them to develop sustainable and resilient livelihoods, and mitigating the impact of climate change.

As the Project Manager you will oversee the Using Renewable Energy to Transform Fishing Livelihoods (RE4Ice) project implemented in Takawiri Island, Homabay County. The four-year project will establish a collaboration with a youth-led social enterprise to develop fisheries related infrastructure, initially focused on the provision of ice and purified water which will contribute to reduced post-harvest losses, and increased profit margin for artisan fishers. The project will adopt a market systems approach to strengthen the market-system surrounding fisheries. It will open the market for clean ice and water through the installation of a solar powered technology system and strengthen access to supporting services (i.e., finance, mobile technology, research and development(R&D).

The project manager will provide oversight to the project for effective and efficient management and delivery of the project.  He/she will coordinate filed level activities; leading on community and county level engagement as well as play a critical role as the main point of contact between RW and the implementing partner. The function will ensure excellence in implementation in terms of impact, reporting, and timeliness and stay abreast of donor compliances and requirements. The role works closely with the technical teams in Kenya, Nepal and the UK.

The post-holder must possess sensitivity to ethnicity, gender and economic class and will, at all times, adhere to Renewable World’s Safeguarding Policy and Code of Conduct. The position is required to be based in Homabay County but also will require occasional travel within Kenya.

Read the Job Description for full information on responsibilities and person specification.

How to Apply

To apply for this role please send a copy of your CV (in English and no more than four sides of A4) and a cover letter (no more than two sides of A4) outlining why you feel you are right for this role.

Please send your application to jobs@renewable-world.org by 5pm EAT on 31st March 2024 with the subject line Project Manager – Kenya Application.

Please note that only successful candidates will be contacted.