Secretariat of the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
Project Facilitation and Support (PFS)
Publication/Transmission Date: 1 September 2021
Deadline for Application: 15 September 2021 (at midnight, Abu Dhabi local time)
Title and Grade: Administrative Assistant (Service Contract - local recruitment)
Duration of Appointment: Six Months
Duty Station: Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Entry on Duty: As soon as possible
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation mandated with the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. At present, IRENA has 165 Members (164 States and the European Union) that acceded to its Statute, and 19 additional States in the process of accession and actively engaged. IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. The Agency implements its mandate with the view to sustainable development, increased energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
Within this mandate, the focus of the Project’s Facilitation and Support (PFS) is on the assessment of pre- feasibility and feasibility of projects, helping IRENA Member States access to finance, up-scale investment and support to Nationally Determined Contribution (NDC) implementation, especially along relevant Renewable Energy (RE) investments. It will also provide related project-based fit-for-purpose technical assistance to support the development of a pipeline of projects, which is necessary to accelerate the energy transition.
The core of the PFS modus-operandi is to facilitate and support IRENA Member States to achieve their NDC RE targets and projects by building solid pipeline of projects at entire spectrum of either utility scale project, commercial and industrial (C&I) level, micro & small (M&S) level ,or for wide spectrum of Energy Efficiency (EE) measures and then facilitating their realization through comprehensive set of operational tools including – but not limited to – project based technical assistance packages, targeted de-risking instruments; and structured Capacity Building activities for improving Legal, Regulatory and Administrative (LRA) investment-related business environment.
Under the supervision of the Director, Project Facilitation and Support, the Administrative Assistant will perform the following duties:
Education: High school diploma or equivalent. Post-secondary education/courses in the area of business administration or information management would be an asset.
Experience: Several years of experience in administrative services, office management, or related field. Good knowledge of MS Office with emphasis in word, Excel and Outlook is necessary. Experience in the use of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems is desirable.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other languages is an advantage.
Other: This is a six-month service contract with no expectation of renewal. Candidates must hold a valid UAE residence visa.
Qualified candidates must apply for the above-mentioned vacancy on-line, through IRENA’s recruitment platform, Taleo by submitting a complete and comprehensive CV and a letter of interest, including details of three professional references who will be contacted if their application is shortlisted.
Applications from qualified women, especially from nationals of developing countries, are highly encouraged.
Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview and will receive notice of the outcome of the selection process.