Renewables in Investment and Finance: PROJECT MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH COORDINATION - Paris

Long-term contract
Paris, France
Partial remote possible
8 yrs of exp.
Posted on 02-14-2023


REN21 provides up-to-date and peer-reviewed facts, figures and analysis of global developments in technology, policies and markets to enable decision-makers to make the shift to renewable energy.

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As part of REN21’s Knowledge and Data team, REN21 is seeking a new team member to co-lead on REN21’s knowledge activities and lead on renewables investment and finance. Centred around the production of REN21’s knowledge products (reports, briefs, fact sheets), the successful candidate will be responsible for project management, research coordination and community engagement and will support REN21’s knowledge-based communications activities.

This is a full-time position, based in Paris, France at the REN21 Secretariat office (2 days of teleworking per week).

For more information, download the role description here.

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The ideal candidate is a versatile team player with high level of strategic and systems thinking, sound judgment, and strong interpersonal skills is not afraid to ask questions, challenge the status quo and introduce new ideas when appropriate. Track record as an energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with the ability to foster a strong level of engagement across the team and networks. We therefore require:

▪ At least eight years of professional experience – five of which in private sector or strategic consulting - in the field of energy, climate, sustainable finance, and ESG

▪ Creativity, curiosity and the courage to explore new topics and present new ideas

▪ Strong organisational skills with outstanding attention to detail

▪ Strong analytical skills, systems/integrated and goal-oriented approach

▪ Leadership skills to build and lead a community of partners

▪ Self-starter: ability to independently meet deadlines and handle multiple time-sensitive tasks and competing priorities

▪ Ability to thrive in a collaborative environment and work with research and outreach teams

▪ Excellent communication (written & oral) and interpersonal skills

The following are desirable:

▪ Advanced university degree(s) in a relevant discipline, such as political science, economics, finance or business or similar, preferably with specialisation in energy. An understanding of the overall energy sector (production of energy, transformation, end-uses, energy policy) and its history is an advantage

▪ Knowledge of German and French are a plus

The position is full-time and based at the REN21 Secretariat in Paris, to start as soon as possible. The working language at REN21 is English.