Job Opportunity in the UAE at IRENA: Capacity Development Program Officer

Job Opportunity in the UAE at IRENA: Capacity Development Program Officer

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)

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Date limite
08 mars 2020
Niveau d'études
Financement d'opportunité
Financement complet
Pays éligibles
Région éligible
Toutes les régions

International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is offering a job opportunity as a Capacity Development Program Officer. IRENA has initiated a Capacity Building Programme for young professionals from Least Developed Countries (LDCs) and Small Islands Developing States (SIDS). The program will provide an opportunity for nationals from LDCs and SIDS, with the agreement and support of their governments and/or institutions, to serve at IRENA Headquarters in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates or at its office in Bonn, Germany, for a period of one year (renewable to two years) aiming to build capacity for addressing renewable energy issues in SIDS and LDCs and to provide experience in an intergovernmental organization setting. Participating governments, universities or institutions would be asked to release selected employees to the Agency, for a period of one or two years, on a loan arrangement, whereby the government employee would continue to receive their salary and emoluments from the releasing government. An additional remuneration and travel to and from the duty station will be provided by IRENA.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The program is intended for individuals who are 32 years of age and younger.
  • IRENA is looking for individuals from LDC and SIDS who have experience and/or education in the following career fields: International Development, Renewable Energy, Energy, Economics, Public Affairs, CommunicationsFinance/Banking, Engineering, Partnerships, Project Management, Human Resources, Fundraising, Project Development, Climate initiatives/NDC, Innovation & Technology, Energy Planning, Energy System Operations, Outreach with Governments, Environment/Natural Science, Grid Assessment, Energy Modeling, Data Analysis and Statistics, Rural Electrification, including Mini-Grids, Energy Planning, Off-Grid Energy Access.

Main Responsibilities:

Work assignments may include, but not limited to:

  • Analysis of data and information;
  • Drafting of documents;
  • Undertaking literature reviews;
  • Preparing and making presentations;
  • Dialogue with governments, partners and other key national, regional and international stakeholders;
  • Contribute to the work program outputs of the organization and work on specific projects;
  • Support the efforts of the team in daily activities;
  • Perform other duties, as required.

Required Competencies:


  • Knowledge of policies, practices and procedures and ability to apply them in an organizational setting. 
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 
  • Shows pride in work and in achievements;
  • Conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; 
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.


  • Has excellent drafting ability and communication skills, both oral and written; 
  • Creates and promotes an enabling environment for open communication; 
  • Listens to others correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; 
  • Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Stands accountable for the accuracy and completeness of information under his/her control and handling of the information in a discreet and confidential manner; 
  • takes ownership of all responsibilities and honor commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within the prescribed time, cost and quality standards; 
  • supports subordinates to provide oversight and take ownership of delegated responsibilities and authorities; 
  • takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; 
  • solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise, learns from others; 
  • places team agenda before personal agenda; 
  • builds consensus for task purpose and direction with a team member; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and Organizing: 

  • Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; 
  • Identifies priority activities to ensure successful completion of work assigned.


  • Holds an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a field relevant to the list of occupational groups listed above. A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of one to five years of progressively responsible experience related to the desired occupational groups is preferred.
  • Excellent command of both written and spoken English.
  • Applications from qualified women are highly encouraged.

About the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA):

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organization that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a center of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security, and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

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