To speed up access to vital energy services, Microsol builds partnerships between development actors and companies.
Microsol is currently present in Peru (and in the Andean region), Mexico and Central America.
We are working on the topics of access to modern cooking, electricity and drinking water. We assist local project developers using social and environmental technologies. We use the carbon market as a mean of financing projects with high social and environmental impacts.
Our role in the partnerships we create is to:
1. Locally support project developers to measure their projects’ social and environmental impacts: we gather development actors (NGOs, Governments, Social Businesses, etc.) developing access-to-clean-energy projects in a specific geographical area within a platform in order to measure their positive social and environmental impacts (reduction emissions of greenhouse gases, health improvement, reduction of fuel collection, etc.).
2. Ensure that these social and environmental impacts are efficiently certified: we work with the best certification standards and the best auditors (accredited by the UN) to certify them.
3. Work with companies that want to finance access-to-clean-energy projects with certified impacts: once the impacts are certified, we assist companies that want to support the projects within the platform. We help them to enhance their commitment and related communication by focusing on achieved impacts.
4. Give priority to sustainability and expansion: Microsol makes sure that companies funds are used primarily to ensure the sustainability of the supported projects (technology maintenance, end-users awareness in the proper use of the technology, change management) and to expand them to more families.
3 ongoing partnerships:
• Full access to modern cooking in Peru: 10 institutions supported, almost 110 000 families equipped, $ 5.5 million generated to ensure the sustainability of the projects and their expansion.
• Access to modern cooking and drinking water in Mexico and Central America (launched in January 2014): more than 15 institutions supported, with a medium term target of 100 000 families equipped.
• Access to electricity in the Andean region: partnership with Rexel.
The company offices are located in Paris, Lima and Mexico.
As part of the Sales & Partnerships area development, Microsol is looking for its Communication and Marketing intern.
The intern will take part in the following tasks/missions:
° Marketing of the commercial offer of Partnership.
° Development of Microsol visibility in the social networks.
° Design of Microsol’s communication tools (presentations, brochures, posters, newsletters, etc.).
° Reorganization of Microsol’s website.
° Collaboration with staff on new ideas, directions, and venues for marketing and communications.° Events organization: in particular, with the perspective of the climate international negotiations that will take place in Lima at the end of the year (COP20), the intern will have to support the sales team to strengthen Microsol communication strategy (the objective will be to offer made to measure services for institutions that will participate in the event: social responsibility partnerships, carbon offsetting of events, preparation of side events, participation in workshops and conferences, etc.).
The applicant must demonstrate :
- Completed or working toward a Master degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. Marketing/Communications, or Public Relations).
- A firm grasp of available tools and platforms in the social media space.
- A working knowledge of word processing, PowerPoint, Excel. Proficiency in Adobe (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Dreamweaver) highly desired.
- A good knowledge of web technology tools (web layout, website maintenance, search engines, 2.0, etc.).
- An excellent writing skills and oral expression.
- A strong commitment in social and environmental global issues such as clean energy and water access.
- To be self-motivated, multi-task, detail-orientated.
- To have strong organizational skills, an ability to prioritize and meet deadlines.
- To be fluent in English with a good knowledge of Spanish.
- The internship will start on August 18th, 2014 and will last until February 27th, 2015.
- This internship will be remunerated according to the applicable legislation.
- The internship will be located in Paris.