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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 and any positions (both paid and voluntary) we have available will be advertised below.

Gender Equality and Social Inclusion (GESI) Consultant to assist Renewable World in Kenya

Reporting To: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Kenya

Salary: $2500 fee

Duration: Temporary

Application Deadline: 25/03/2019

How to Apply: email [email protected]

Renewable World requires a Kenyan based consultant with at least 5 years GESI work experience to carry out a gender analysis and rapid needs assessment at two Lake Victoria project sites (two small fishing communities) and then help develop appropriate gender and socially inclusive intervention strategies that will empower and economically uplift vulnerable sections of the community within the proposed project parameters.

Renewable World (RW) has designed in partnership with OSINEALA and with input from local beneficiary and partner stakeholders a project proposal to bring localised ice making to two beach fishing communities. This project will also improve access to market information and build skills in fish processing at a total of 17 communities around Kenyan Lake Victoria (specifically Homa Bay County and Migore County)

The overall task

RW has identified a potential donor for this project, and we are now seeking to engage a consultant to review and strengthen the project’s approach through a GESI lens. In particular, the consultant should identify the different risks and challenges facing men and women of different age groups in the targeted communities, with a focus on particular issues facing women in the fish value chain. The consultant should also make a study of the wider gender power dynamics within the targeted communities. Based on their analysis, the consultant should then make programming recommendations to address challenges and barriers identified. This work will inform project development, with a hard deadline of 8th April.

Consultant objectives

Part 1- Perform a Gender Analysis and Rapid Needs Assessment (RNA)

  • (1) Examine differences between roles of women and men in the fishing value chain, identify key issues contributing to gender inequalities and explore power relations
    1. Perform observation analysis of land-based fish value activities in the two communities focusing on all genders and roles.
    2. Interview/Survey a minimum of 20 people in the two Lake Victoria communities with a minimum of 4 days on site. This should include representation from the following groups:
      1. Members of Ragwe Energy Community Based Organisation (CBO)
      2. Member of Makatifu Women’s Group
  • Member of Beach Management unit at both communities
  1. In addition to recording basic demographic information, questions should establish, (a) The role in fish value chain, including whether the interviewee is involved in any activity such as: fishing, fish processing, aggregation, or selling to market. (b) their needs for, hopes and plans for utilisation of local ice making, improved fish processing & icing skills and market information (fish price, market location etc).  (c) concerns or fears that interviewees may have as a result of the planned interventions.
  2. Hold and record a minimum of two Focus Group Discussions (FGDs) with fishermen and women fish traders in each community including the named groups in part (1)above, collecting information on challenges they currently face, solutions they propose, and a deeper understanding of power dynamics. Also, to identify who the most vulnerable sub-groups are within the community, ways in which they are currently excluded, and recommendations for their inclusion within the project.
  • Draw conclusions from direct observation, surveys and data collected in FGDs and by other methods such as an appropriate literature review.
  • Make suggestions and recommendation for a gender inclusive approach to the project.
  • With reference to the RW Gender Equality Policy recommend an appropriate and robust gender inclusive strategy for the introduction of ice making by the project and also safeguards and vulnerable group protection strategies that will work within the community and project context.

Consultant Outputs

  • 29th March Submission of tools for review.
  • 8th April Gender analysis data collated and analysed and reported.
  • 12th April Issue a maximum 10-page final report including:
    1. specific recommendations for gender integration framework within the project defining activities, resources, indicators and means of verification. This should include strategies for mitigation of risks to vulnerable women fish traders resulting from the project intervention.
    2. Include an appendix all questions, and all data collated including sources. Include an reference to published literature

 

Project Structure & Resources

Project Sponsor: Matt Stubberfield (UK)

Regional Programme Manager: Geoffrey Mburu (RW in Kenya)- prime in country contact.

 

Timescale for Project

  1. 12th April Completion of final report and submission to Renewable World

Consultancy Fee

The indicative budget is $2500 plus local expenses

Consultant Tender

Please respond with your CV and personal statement to Kate Gibson at [email protected] and a professional referee, highlighting relevant community inclusive participatory work experience in rural Kenya.

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Trustee- Communications

Reporting To: Chair of Trustees

Location: Flexible

Duration: Permanent

Application Deadline: 07/04/2019

How to Apply: [email protected]

Renewable World is an international charity tackling poverty through renewable energy. We work with local partners in East Africa and South Asia to provide renewable energy systems (e.g. solar and biogas) to remote communities in the developing world.

The next three years will be both exciting and challenging for the organisation as it plans to significantly scale up its programme to reach a greater number of beneficiaries in vulnerable communities. Our global goal is to enable 100,000 out of poverty by 2022 through the delivery of our renewable energy programme.

Our small staff team is passionate about empowering people to change their lives whilst also addressing environmental threats such as climate change.

There are currently opportunities for a new Trustee to join the nine 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:

  • Brand development.
  • Developing a communications and marketing strategy, particularly digital, at a senior level.
  • Track record of supporting income through communication strategies.

The trustee would be expected to work closely with the Head of Fundraising and Communications.

Attendance at four Board meetings in London and 6-9 telephone Committee meetings per year would be expected.

Please apply with your CV and a supporting statement.

 

 

 

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Chair of Trustees (UK Board)

Reporting To: Board of Trustees

Location: Flexible but must travel to UK frequently

Duration: Permanent

Application Deadline: 31/03/2019

How to Apply: [email protected]

Since 2008, Renewable World has worked with local partners in Africa, Asia and Central America to bring clean, sustainable energy supplies to some of the world’s poorest communities. At the end of 2018, the total number of beneficiaries of our programmes was almost 40,000. We have set ourselves the target of increasing this to 100,000 by 2022. The coming years will be both exciting and challenging for the organisation as it significantly scales up its programmes to reach this target.

We recognise that, in the longer term, elimination of energy poverty will not be achieved by predominantly grant funding to the current level required to provide affordable renewable energy to the communities we serve. The key challenge will be to work in productive partnership with governments and the private sector to effect, over time, a transformation to more effective systems providing affordable energy with no further need for grant funding. This will need improvements to technology and the supply chain, together with different ways of financing and owning projects.

Our small staff team are passionate about empowering people to change their lives whilst also addressing environmental threats such as climate change.

Our current Chair has decided to stand down in November 2019 after five years on the Board of Trustees. We are thus seeking to appoint a new Chair to lead our Board. Working closely with both the Board and the senior management the appointee will play a pivotal role in growing the organisation and ensuring its financial sustainability. It is essential that the Chair has a high level of personal credibility, both internally and externally, demonstrating commitment to Renewable World’s values and strategic aims, sharing our drive and ambition to change lives and improve livelihoods.

We are seeking a strategic minded individual with an ability to inspire others. You will be comfortable with elevating the profile of the charity. You will have substantive leadership experience at Board level in the public, private or voluntary sector and significant experience of delivering effective governance.  Ideally you will also be familiar with the role of Non-Executive/Trustee.

We are seeking candidates who can also demonstrate strong skills/expertise/experience in the following areas:

  • ability to mobilise a current network of contacts, both personal and existing Renewable World, within influential private and public institutions, and/or private individuals to provide institutional and/or philanthropic support to the charity,
  • the ability to build, develop and manage a strong team, valuing, encouraging and acknowledging the different contributions from the various team members in a safe environment where the issues may be discussed fully and openly,
  • strong communication skills with the ability to represent the charity externally at the highest levels as required,
  • ability to Chair, lead and inspire the Board of Trustees to achieve and extend the goals of the organisation,
  • ability to support, challenge, act as professional mentor to and work in partnership with the Chief Executive,
  • strong understanding of and attention to financial detail, particularly for fundraising and programme management.

This role is unpaid and requires an active commitment including quarterly face to face Board Meetings in London and more frequent conference calls (e.g. weekly call with CEO; monthly and/or bimonthly board committee meetings).  You must also be willing to travel to Brighton or other parts of the country on occasion to attend ad-hoc meetings with staff and funders.

Applications, which should include a CV with a supporting statement of up to 200 words, should be sent to Matt Stubberfield [email protected]

Closing date: 31st March 2019.

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

 

 

 

Events and Fundraising Assistant

Reporting To: UK Events and Fundraising Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: £18,000 - £20,000 per annum pro-rata (depending on experience)

Duration: 3 days per week, for 1 year (full-time during Earth Wind & Tyre build up and event), potential for extension of contract

Application Deadline: 03/03/2019

How to Apply: Send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] (candidates that do not include a cover letter explaining why they feel they are well suited to this post will not be considered). Application Deadline: 20:00 on Monday 24 September 2018

Events and Fundraising Assistant

We are looking for a highly organised and motivated individual to join our fundraising team as an Events and Fundraising Assistant. You will work closely with the UK Events and Fundraising Officer to support the planning and delivery of our flagship cycling event, Earth Wind & Tyre, you will also lead on the delivery of our portfolio of other challenge, gala and community fundraising events.

This role is a new and exciting position that will allow us to grow and develop our portfolio of fundraising events. It is also an exciting time to be supporting Earth Wind & Tyre, as we gear up to deliver our 5th anniversary event. You will get involved in all aspects of organising and delivering this boutique and highly successful challenge event, including being part of our on the road support team during the event.

This job would be ideal for someone who is looking to take a step up from an administrative role, or for a candidate who is looking to develop in the events or fundraising sector. The successful candidate will be highly organised, creative and flexible, with exceptional attention to detail; they will work with drive, enthusiasm and a passion to succeed. We are also looking for someone with demonstrable work experience in a relevant role, which includes at least some of the below role responsibilities.

Main duties and responsibilities

  • Earth Wind & Tyre Flagship Challenge Event Support (60%): your main focus in this role will be to support the planning, promotion and delivery of this boutique cycling event, ensuring we meet income targets and achieve satisfaction from participants and sponsors.
  • Other Challenge Events Portfolio Management (20%): develop and manage the existing portfolio of charity challenge events such as bike rides, runs and swims, ensuring we meet income targets.
  • Gala and Community Fundraising Events Portfolio Management (15%): manage Renewable World’s current commitments to run and support the raffle at the Scottish Green Energy Awards (Gala Event) and our community fundraising portfolio.
  • General Administration (5%): supporting general office administration.

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How to apply

Candidates must apply with their CV and cover letter. Please send you application to [email protected]. Candidates that do not include a cover letter explaining why they feel they are well suited to this post will not be considered.

Application Deadline: Sunday 3 March 2019

Interviews: will be held on Wednesday 6th March 2019 (at our Brighton office)

Start date

ASAP (no later than beginning of April 2019)

Finance Manager

Reporting To: Chief Operating Officer

Location: Brighton

Salary: £40,000 (depending on experience)

Duration: Permanent

Application Deadline: 10/02/2019

How to Apply: [email protected]

An opportunity has arisen in our Brighton UK head office for senior a Finance professional financial to manage global finance under the direction and support of the Chief Operating Officer (COO) – a qualified Accountant – for this growing international charity. A close working relationship with the Head of Fundraising is also expected, including to provide financial analysis of funding and support income forecasting. The role will ensure that the two Regional Finance Managers provide complete, accurate, timely and relevant financial information for operations and programmes. The role will also manage a part time UK based Accountant in reporting results of that business unit.

As a small, ambitious non-profit organisation we can offer an exciting and rewarding career, with flexible working, including opportunities to work from home and visit overseas offices.

There is a possibility that this role could be part time at four days a week, at a pro rata salary due to flexibility in other roles.

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

 

Report global financial performance

  • Produce monthly management accounts to a high standard of accuracy and clarity working alongside the UK Accountant and two Regional Finance Managers
  • Lead and manage the global budgeting processes across the organisation(s)
  • Prepare and maintain a rolling global forecast including scenarios for uncertain items
  • Support the business plan with financial analysis and projections
  • Maintain accurate records of all financial transactions following Renewable World financial policies and guidelines.
  • Lead on the preparation of financial information for Board and Board Committee Meetings
  • Prepare the annual UK charity audit in accordance with Charities SORP, support and review the regional branch and entity annual accounts
  • Ensure global financial controls remains fit-for-purpose and complies with all relevant charity financial regulations and accounting practices.

 

Programme financial management

  • Support and review regional project financial reporting on a monthly basis with implementing project managers and regional finance managers
  • Calculate and allocate quarterly the restricted expenditure to project funds and transfer to the requisite projects and donors.
  • Act as a project expenditure authority for funds transfer
  • Ensure optimal programme full cost recovery policies and processes are in place for allocation of operational staff and overhead costs within rules and accepted practice.
  • Provide support and critical review on project funding proposals budgets and their cost recoveries.
  • Manage donor financial reporting, including income, debt and deferred income accurately and timely in accordance with each donors requirements, also working with the Grants Managers to ensure all donor financial reports are submitted accurately and on time

 

Cash management

  • Update global cash forecast monthly and feed into long term forecast model
  • Ensure funds are managed in accordance with donor wishes and regional requirements
  • Initiate global fund movements to ensure programme and operational commitments are met
  • Process payments for operations and projects in accordance with policies and payment authorities.
  • Manage inter-entity loan accounts.

 

Human resources

  • Ensure fit for purpose staff and HR policies are in place.
  • Ensure pension scheme requirements are met.
  • Lead on the relevant HR process for joiners, leavers and appraisals
  • Oversight of Payroll run by the Accountant and regional teams

 

 

Essential competency and experience requirements

  • Qualified accountant or Accounting/Finance degree
  • 7+ years of financial career experience within a global organisation and direct international experience
  • Strong and proven organisational skills in managing finance systems
  • Previous experience in managing staff or stakeholders
  • Strong financial analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Functional knowledge of financial accounting systems and advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Understanding of project/fund accounting and cost recoveries
  • Effective communicator (including excellent written and verbal English) as demonstrated on financial and narrative reporting, and verbal skills

 

Who suits this role:

This role is ideal for a candidate who has good experience in charity finance and accounting but is now looking for broader and more senior management responsibility, but still happy to get their hands dirty! Alternatively, an experienced financial professional from a corporate background wanting to make a difference may relish the excitement, challenge and feel good factor of the non-profit sector.

 

Key selling points of the role:

  • Opportunity to influence and shape
  • Exciting international aspects with management of regional staff and scope for international travel
  • Flexible working hours and flexible location between Brighton Office and home
  • Vibrant North Laine Brighton location conveniently near the station.
  • Young, small and growing organisation
  • Fantastic long-term impact on our beneficiaries
  • Employer Pension Scheme Contributions and Life Assurance

 

Please apply with a CV and covering letter explaining why you would be a good fit for the role and organisation.

 

This job is UK and Brighton Office based.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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