The UN Foundation connects people, ideas, and resources to help drive access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all. We build momentum and high-level support for energy access with our unique set of partners, including the United Nations, Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL), and practitioners from around the world. We do this by creating and leading pioneering initiatives that support new ways of expanding energy access – particularly through clean distributed power – while ensuring that they address the needs of vulnerable and hard to reach people. The UN Foundation has invested and mobilized tens of millions of dollars in support of these causes and is assisting – through thought leadership, partnerships, communications, and our convening power – thousands of practitioners and stakeholders to expand energy access.
The UN Foundation is seeking a motivated energy professional to contribute to the success and growth of its Energy Access program. As a Manager, you will work as part of a dynamic international team to contribute to several programmatic initiatives, particularly the Foundation’s Energy Access Practitioner Network and Mini-Grids Partnership, both of which support the development of the off-grid energy sector. In this role, you will be responsible for providing day-to-day management of and substantive input to both initiatives, including helping identify new areas of growth. The Manager may also get involved, on a more limited basis, in other initiatives, including our work to advance energy access in health care and humanitarian settings.
The Manager reports to the Senior Director for Energy Access, and works closely with other members of the Energy Access team.
Duration: This is a full time, 12-month position, with the possibility for extension. Candidates should be available to start by March 1, 2018.
Location: This position is based in the UN Foundation’s headquarters in Washington D.C., USA
For full-time employees we offer an excellent range of benefits, including a choice of two health plans through CareFirst (PPO or HDHP). Dental insurance, vision discount plan, Life Insurance, Supplemental Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, Long-Term Care Insurance, Health Club Discounts, Commuter Benefits, and Employee Assistance Program.
12 Paid holidays, 4 weeks of vacation, 10 sick days, 3 personal days and 8 weeks of parental leave (mother or father). Access to the UNFCU Credit Union, 150% match on our 403b retirement plan, Flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts and discounted Zipcar membership