NRC Energy and Environment Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

NRC Energy and Environment Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

Duties and responsibilities

Generic responsibilities

  • Lead, coordinate and facilitate NRC’s environment and sustainable energy interventions in both the refugee and host community settlements in Ethiopia.

  • Take part in the preparation of annual, quarterly, monthly work plans along with budgets and closely ensure that all energy related project activities are implemented within their approved budget;

  • Facilitate relations between NRC, the target communities, and local authorities, taking particular care to consider girls and women’s specific needs within the environment and energy programing.

  • Ensure effective coordination and synergy of NRC’s environment and sustainable energy interventions with similar activities of other agencies and actors in the country;

  • Participate in energy and environment sector coordination meetings; and other relevant forums, as deemed necessary, ensure NRC is well represented, and its efforts are adequately reflected in these forums;

  • Ensure strict adherence to international humanitarian standards (CHS, Sphere minimum standard, etc.) at all stages of the project cycle

    Specific responsibilities

  • Provide technical support to project teams working on environment and sustainable energy related interventions for operations, domestic use, productive/commercial use and communal uses.

  • Explore innovative alternatives for addressing energy access challenges among refugees and host communities, and advise the Country and Area offices on such possibilities;

  • Prepare technical design/specifications, BOQ and procurement plans for any environment and energy technologies as and when required for project implementation, in close cooperation with the logistic and finance offices.

  • Organize and conduct training for the refugees and host communities on environmental conservation and renewable energy technologies when and where needed.

  • Design and conduct technical surveys and needs assessment in refugee and host community areas in collaboration with field teams and other stakeholders;

  • Develop clear M&E plan for the environment and energy interventions; and ensure data and information are collected, analyzed, and disseminated to relevant bodies;

  • Participate and play a leading role in periodic monitoring of the environment and energy programs and generate timely and quality reports;

  • Undertake regular supervision and monitoring visits to project

  • Lead in identification of environmental assets and threats related to NRCs response in humanitarian crises and establish measures to minimize environmental impacts;

  • Liaise with other sectors (shelter, WASH, livelihoods, education, etc.) with a view to minimizing environmental impacts associated with projects and activities initiated under them.

  • Where necessary and possible, initiate environmental projects to rehabilitate degraded environments and generate a sense of responsibility among refugee and host communities.


    Generic professional competencies

  • First Degree or equivalent in Renewable Energy, Energy studies, Natural Resources Management, Environmental studies, electrical engineering, or other relevant field;

  • Minimum 4 years total work experience.

  • Minimum two years working experience in a field related to sustainable energy solutions (bio energy, solar energy, natural resource management, and similar) preferably in rural/refugee hosting areas;

  • Knowledge of energy policies, technologies, or strategies, and institutions, and the ability to contribute to policy dialogue with clients and partners;

  • Evidence of design and management of complex renewable energy projects, with preparation of BOQ, generation of work plans, budget documentations, progress reports and deadlines compliance;

  • Experience in dealing with donors, local and international organizations and the private sector;

  • Previous experience/understanding of working in complex and volatile contexts;

  • Minimum two years of program/project management experience;

  • Fluency in English, both written and verbal;

  • Understanding of gender, protection and human rights.

    Context/ Specific skills, knowledge and experience:

  • Very good communication, negotiation and presentation skills

  • Controlling resources and managing teams
    Report writing and computer skills

  • Proven skills in designing and implementing trainings and development plans for teams
    Working as a team player by contributing to the overall project strategy and intended outcomes and at the same time able to supervise others.

    Personal qualities

  • Ability to work with diplomacy, tact and sensitivity and experience in working within different cultural contexts requiring cultural sensitivity.

  • Managing resources to optimize results

  • Managing performance and development

  • Empowering and building trust

  • Handling insecure environments

  • Transparent and accountable

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; NRC Energy and Environment Coordinator Jobs in Ethiopia

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