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Coordinator – Clean Energy Access

Apply by 14 December 2021

As a Coordinator on the Clean Energy Access Team, you will help CLASP plan and execute their global portfolio of market development programs and projects in countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, and the rest of the world.

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The Coordinator will be based in CLASP’s Nairobi office and will work as part of a dynamic international team along with team members in the US and South Asia, conducting critical administrative and programmatic tasks and ensuring the broader program team is set up to develop and execute programmatic and organizational objectives successfully.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help in maintaining and improving program infrastructure: Manage day-to-day activities to keep the CEA team organized (e.g., team meetings), improve the effectiveness of internal processes, and track program impacts.
  • Coordinate! Collaborate! Repeat! Collaborate with global team members, partners, stakeholders, contractors on the scoping, design, and execution of a complex, fast-moving project portfolio.
  • Supporting program outreach, stakeholder engagement, and reporting: Help CLASP build support among key constituents – including industry leaders, academic institutions, trade associations, government decision-makers, and donor organizations – by conducting a variety of outreach and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Sharing CLASP story: Contribute to CLASP, EforA, and Global LEAP newsletters, website updates, social media updates, and other external communications in collaboration with the Communications.
  • Liaising with CLASP’s operations team: Liaise with CLASP’s Finance and Operations Team and Clean Energy Access Team members on tasks that require input or approval from the operations team (e.g. RFPs, proposals, contracts, invoices, payments, etc.)
  • Staying nimble and collaborative, and keeping the big picture in mind: Contribute to and conduct programmatic work in support of EforA programs, including research, data management, field engagement logistics, etc.

What You’ll need:

  • 1-3 years of overall professional experience (we are background agnostic and are excited by candidates with unique and different work histories).
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and complete assignments with minimal supervision in a fast-paced workplace.
  • Impeccable organization; you are highly detail-oriented, and someone who gets a real sense of satisfaction from producing polished work and managing smooth and orderly processes.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion. You’re always asking: “whose voice is not at the table?” You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.

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Critical requirements for the role (Must-Haves)

  • Ability to perform administrative and program support tasks smoothly.
  • Foundational experience with developing and handling operations.
  • Experience with stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and teamwork skills.

Preferred requirements (Nice to Haves):

  • Previous experience with program execution and program management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Global exposure
  • Willingness to go above and beyond the defined role.

Candidate attribute (Culture Fit):

  • Highly collaborative team player.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Impeccable organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Willingness to learn and grow.

Why this role is compelling

You will be exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the climate and energy sectors, as well as the internal infrastructure and operations of a global NGO.

A successful candidate will develop and grow a broad set of professional skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding and fast-paced environment. You will work with, learn from, and grow alongside a high-performing and diverse team in which everyone is committed to the development of themselves and others.

This role is intended to serve as a professional development path for you. There is high potential for the role to evolve within two to three years based on the particular strengths that you bring to the team, making this an invaluable opportunity to launch your career in the climate sector.

Communications Associate

 Apply by 20 December 2021

Job description


CLASP serves at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and in the global movement for clean energy access, through appliance efficiency. CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & amp; equipment used everyday, accelerating the transition to a more sustainable world. CLASP works hand-in-hand with governments, experts, industry, consumers, donor organizations and others to propel policies and markets toward the highest-quality, lowest resource-intensive appliances possible.

CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since its inception in 1999. CLASP is headquartered in Washington, DC, with teams in Europe, Kenya, India and Indonesia. CLASP is mission-driven and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, collaboration, and impactful work. To know more about CLASP, please head to their team page.

About the role | Communications Associate

CLASP is seeking a creative, poised, and detail-oriented professional to support our Clean Energy Access communications efforts. CLASP’s Clean Energy Access team works in partnership with stakeholders across Africa and South Asia to improve markets for energy efficient, high-quality appliances, both on and off the grid. Our team provides world-class technical and advisory services aimed at developing global off-grid appliance markets.

The Associate will primarily support communications for the Efficiency for Access Coalition and the Global LEAP Awards. Efficiency for Access is a global coalition working to promote high performing appliances that contribute to clean energy access for the world’s poorest people. The Global LEAP Awards is an international competition to identify and promote the world’s best off- grid appliances, accelerating market development and innovation.

The Associate will be responsible for a variety of internal and external communications functions, including, but not limited to:

  • Conducting and communicating research: CLASP produces a significant body of market, technical, and impact research. The successful candidate will support CLASP’s research team in conducting research, as well as drafting, packaging, and messaging their reports for specific audiences through newsletters, website stories or blogs, and presentations. The Associate will collaborate closely across the communications team to ensure that relevant research is shared and publicized with the media and international partners and through social media, as is appropriate and in line with organizational priorities.
  • Digital Media: CLASP’s communication strategy emphasizes communicating with stakeholders in digital format. The successful candidate will have fluency in and be able to lead work using Twitter and LinkedIn to publicize CLASP’s work and engage stakeholders via social media. Fluency in InDesign, Adobe Creative Suite, and related programs to create graphics, reports, and factsheets to support CLASP’s work is also desired.
  • Proposal Development and Donor Reporting: CLASP team engages in fundraising to be able to lead a dynamic research agenda to support their cutting-edge work, ensuring that their programs have meaningful impact. CLASP is committed to and believe in the work that CLASP is doing, so the CLASP team fundraises a lot, and everyone is involved. The Associate will have an important role to play in helping CLASP to do this more effectively. The successful candidate will have a strong attention to detail to help CLASP generate quality reports.
  • Stories and Case Studies: CLASP is working on cutting edge projects, and wants people to know about it. CLASP teams require support with turning technical information into compelling stories through writing articles and case studies for a variety of audiences, including the CLASP Board, donors, international agencies, policymakers, and partner organizations.
  • Sector Communications: CLASP facilitates sector communications as part of its core work. CLASP tells people about what it does through newsletters, presentations, and other written correspondence. The successful candidate will evaluate and revise materials to ensure quality and accuracy and support communications with a range of international stakeholders.
  • Natural Collaborator and Relationship Builder:The successful candidate must be able to develop strong relationships with a wide variety of professionals. CLASP collaborates often with graphic designers, copy editors, photo editors, other communications and fundraising consultants and CLASP’s program teams to ensure quality, accurate, and timely knowledge exchange. The Associate will contribute to our productive partnerships both inside and outside of the organization.

CLASP is a fast-paced, international, and highly collegial work environment. The right candidate will be able to move creatively and strategically from idea to implementation, must know how to prioritize and re-prioritize in a fast-paced work environment, move between the small details and the big picture with skill, bring well-honed listening and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to filter many streams of information for the best process or end product.  

Does this sound like you?

Critical requirements for the role (Must-Haves)

  • Minimum 2-4 years of communications experience. Experience in energy efficiency, renewable energy, agricultural, public health, scientific, academic or analogous sectors preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • Persuasive and excellent written communication skills.
  • Experience with scientific and technical information related to clean energy sector.

Preferred requirements (Nice to Haves):

  • Proficiency in various communication management systems and applications like content management systems, Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Microsoft Office Suite and/or Canva.
  • Practical global exposure.
  • Multi-lingual: English and Kiswahili, French or another African language is a bonus.
  • Work experience in the clean energy access sector.

Candidate attribute (Culture Fit):

  • Genuine commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Team player and highly reliable.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Confident

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. Each person is evaluated based on personal skill and merit.

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