Position details: London based, though remote working would be considered. Consultancy runs from April 1st - October 30th 2018
The Environment, Energy and Climate Change team is a small but critical technical team within Mercy Corps’ Technical Support Unit (TSU). The TSU is responsible for leading and supporting assessments, program design and field studies; providing technical support to field offices; helping the global agency set technical strategies; building strategic partnerships, and representation and coordination with other development, government and private sector actors.
Supporting agency priorities, the Environment, Energy and Climate Change Unit is particularly focused on technical support in the areas of a) Climate Change Adaptation, including Disaster Risk Reduction; b) Natural Resource Management; and c) Access to Energy. The Unit is playing a central role in helping Mercy Corps capture and share learning related to resilience thinking in order to advance our models of intervention. Integration with other sectors, such as economic and market development, food security, agriculture, conflict management and governance are central to the approach for this Unit.
At Mercy Corps, we see energy access as fuel for the economic and social change needed to address extreme poverty. Mercy Corps’ role is key in accelerating the expansion of private sector to reach beyond dense population centers to develop service providers where none exist and provide the energy inputs needed for local economies in complex and fragile environments to thrive. We also seek to increase access to energy in humanitarian response where energy access plays a major protection role.
The Consultant will lead in advancing an agency-wide value proposition on energy access, which will require building a consortium of like-minded partners, setting measurable objectives, and measuring and reporting on Mercy Corps’ energy access impact globally.
In addition to these core responsibilities the Consultant will provide strong technical advice and training in areas related to environmental and energy programming, strongly integrated with the agency wide resilience building initiative, in areas including: program design and development; program quality; network and representation at key sector forums; and lead strategic partnership and shared value imitative development.
Together with Mercy Corps field teams, the Consultant will help to design new initiatives and programs, develop competitive proposals for submission to donors, lead liaisons with program partners, ensure that programs are meeting high standards for technical quality, and play an active role in disseminating lessons learned.
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About the Organization
Mercy Corps is a leading global organisation powered by the belief that a better world is possible. In conflict, in disaster, in hardship, in more than 40 countries around the world, we partner to put bold solutions into action — helping people triumph over adversity and build stronger communities from within. Now, and for the future.