Team Leader (Low Carbon Energy Programme)

South Asia
Apply by 31 May 2018
Senior-level , Long-term consulting assignment
Posted on 17 May 2018

Job Description

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) are preparing to tender for the Prosperity Fund’s ambitious South East Asia (SEA) Low Carbon Energy Programme, in six ASEAN countries, which are Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar. The programme has a dual focus on Green Finance and Energy Efficiency.

We are seeking to recruit an experienced Team Leader and experienced country Team Leaders, who has the passion and skill to help us design and implement.

The Prosperity Fund is a cross government Fund that aims to reduce poverty through inclusive economic growth. The UK has expertise in a range of sectors including Energy, Education, Healthcare, Finance and Infrastructure. Helping partner countries develop these sectors and improve their business environment will give firms and people, greater opportunities to work in a stronger, more productive economy

It represents a strategic shift in the ODA resources spent on assisting countries to grow and develop by focusing on multi-year programmes in middle-income countries, which will help to make the world a more prosperous place. The Fund looks to support an outward looking, global Britain investing and trading with fast growing markets. There is a small non-ODA allocation through the Fund in order to support the government’s ongoing prosperity goals.

The fund also seeks to improve trade links between partner countries and the rest of the world, including the UK. Details of the role are given below.

About the programme

SEA countries are increasingly faced with the issue of how to ensure secure, affordable and lower carbon energy supply. Economic growth has placed considerable stress on SE Asia’s energy infrastructure. Strong energy demand, poor infrastructure and limited investment in renewables has contributed to continuing problems of energy access and increased use of fossil fuels and thus carbon emissions, with a detrimental effect on climate change as well as on health. These challenges could reverse economic growth and the substantial progress towards driving down poverty in SEA. Particularly as coal becomes more expensive in relation to renewable such as solar and wind.

The SEA Low Carbon Energy Programme aims to improve the conditions and potential for the development of low carbon energy in 6 targeted countries in SE Asia focusing on areas of green finance and energy efficiency. The Prosperity Fund 6 (PF6) are Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Indonesia, the Philippines and Myanmar. This supports sector-specific Prosperity Fund delivering high-impact, multi-year programmes across high opportunity ODA eligible countries regions and sectors.

The programme will run to the end of March 2021 with a possibility of extension and will be procured through the Prosperity Fund Framework.

Skills and requirements

This is a long term, full time role, based within the region. The Team Leaders is expected to be free from conflicts of interest in the responsibilities they take on.

The Team Leader will provide strategic, policy and technical guidance to the programme to ensure high quality and consistent delivery of all programme activities. They will also be responsible for monitoring progress and ensuring that milestones, outputs and outcomes are met and managing the full-time team and inputs from short term consultants.

Ideal candidates will possess the following qualifications and skills. If you do not meet all the requirements but feel you have relevant skills for a role on the SEA Low Carbon Energy programme, we would still like to hear from you.

Required

  • Demonstrable Team Leader experience in the implementation of large multi-year aid project(s) and/or programme(s)
  • Professional experience in UK and overseas trade and investment.
  • Excellent command of written and spoken English, ability to speak local languages is an advantage.
  • Experience of working in SEA, including the ability to understand the local context, local political economy, economic opportunities and stakeholder engagement
  • Strong networks in one of the SEA focus countries

Desirable

  • Experience of working on FCO funded projects, ideally of a similar scale to SEA Low Carbon Energy.
  • Experience in at least one of the following sectors: economic development, green finance, energy efficiency, governance and/or monitoring and evaluation
  • Master’s degree qualification in a relevant discipline

Closing

This is a full-time project based position based in the region, with travel to all six countries and Singapore.

To submit an application please fill out the form online and submit the requested documents. We cannot accept applications submitted via email. The closing date for applications is 31st May 2018.

Thank you for considering OPM and we wish you all the best for your application.

About the Organization

Oxford Policy Management (OPM) enables strategic decision-makers to reduce social and economic disadvantage in low- and middle-income countries through a unique combination of high-quality analysis and more than 35 years’ practical experience in over 120 countries worldwide.

Supported by a multinational team of more than 400 specialists on four continents, our success is based on a unique combination of high-quality analysis and 30 years’ practical experience of facilitating positive change in over 120 countries worldwide. OPM’s expertise, which is underpinned by a strong commitment to capacity building, ranges from social and economic policy to public finance and management, political economy analysis and statistics.

Clients range from bilateral and multilateral organisations such as DFID, UNICEF and the World Bank through to governments, NGOs and private-sector organisations.

With offices in Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Nepal, Pakistan, South Africa, Tanzania and the United Kingdom, we can provide our clients with rapid, local support and context-specific solutions.

If you are interested in opportunities at Oxford Policy Management, please see our careers page or email us at recruitment@opml.co.uk

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