An exciting new opportunity in a rapidly changing sector.
Kuungana Advisory is a UK-based consulting firm that facilitates the transformational change required to increase access to environmentally sustainable and affordable energy supply. We offer a unique blend of services to our clients:
· Designing the energy markets of the future – we prepare robust economic analysis to shape policy and regulation in the energy sector.
· Making net zero bankable – we help our clients to develop new and innovative business models that deliver affordable and reliable energy to end consumers, and a fair allocation of risk and reward.
Kuungana was established in 2015 and our client base is expanding fast. We are now looking to build a team to support our growth. Recent clients include donors and development banks such as the World Bank, the African Development Bank, FCDO, and IRENA, as well as private sector developers, investors, and NGOs. Most of our work is with clients operating in emerging economies, where we can have the greatest impact, but we also work on selected projects in more developed economies. This variety maximises our opportunities to learn and is good for our clients, who benefit from the depth of our evidence base.
What will you be doing?
You will be working on a wide range of important projects across the areas highlighted above. In practical terms, this may involve research, market analysis, the preparation of reports and presentations, and the modelling of markets, companies, and projects.
You will spend time on both project work and business development. As the firm grows, and as you grow, you will have the opportunity to manage individual projects and take on responsibilities in coaching and managing other members of the team. You will have an instrumental role in influencing our future, regardless of the level at which you are hired.
Kuungana’s international work means that in normal times there is an occasional need to travel, and this need is likely to increase as you gain experience. We can be flexible on your normal place of work; you will benefit from home working but will need to be able to commute to London and/or Surrey for regular meetings.
What is the opportunity for you?
Our focus on emerging economies means that you will have the opportunity to make a difference in your day-to-day project work. We have advised governments on policies to improve energy access for some of the poorest countries in the world and we have advised companies developing innovative new business models to tackle the energy access deficit. The radical changes taking place in the energy sector, both in developed and developing countries, means that your role sits at the heart of the transition to net zero.
Your reward package will be competitive, and we will facilitate flexible working arrangements (including part-time working) wherever possible. Working for a fast-growing company means that you have the opportunity to shape your role and our company, and to share in our success. Kuungana is committed to your development – we understand that this is important to your success, and it is important for us to succeed too. Your package will include a flexible budget for personal development.
What are we looking for?
· You will have an analytical skill set and a demonstrable motivation to work on the projects that interest us.
· You will take ownership of your work, you will be able to meet deadlines, and you will be able to succinctly present the conclusions from your analysis.
· You will have the entrepreneurial drive to be part of our growth story, developing our business and our team.
You will have at least a 2:1 degree in an analytical subject. That might be in economics or finance, or it might be in any STEM subject. You must also be entitled to work in the UK.
Beyond these key requirements, we are open to considering a wide range of candidates: you will have at least one year of relevant experience but could have more. The ideal candidate will also have some, but not necessarily all, of the following attributes:
· Experience in the energy sector,
· Experience working in emerging and frontier economies,
· Foreign language skills, especially French, or
· Programming skills; for example, use of Python.
The closing date for applications is 5pm on Monday 3rd May 2021.