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Energy Analyst

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

Posted on Monday, June 3, 2024

Background about SEforALL

Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) is an international organization working with leaders in government, the private sector and civil society to drive further, faster action toward achievement of Sustainable Development Goal 7 (SDG7), which calls for universal access to sustainable energy by 2030, and the Paris Agreement, which calls for reducing greenhouse gas emissions to limit climate warming to well below 2° Celsius (and striving for 1.5° Celsius).

Achieving these goals will require a radical rethink of the way we produce, distribute and consume energy. SEforALL is at the heart of this foundational shift to ensure no one is left behind. Drawing on data and evidence, we identify a critical path to success in achieving SDG7.

The 8th UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All initiative in 2011. Now an independent organization, we maintain close links with the UN, including through a relationship agreement, partnerships with UN agencies and with SEforALL's CEO acting as the UN Secretary-General's Special Representative (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All and Co-Chair of UN-Energy. These roles include advising the UN Secretary General and his staff on issues relating to sustainable energy and the implementation of SDG7 and supporting the coordination of sustainable energy issues in the United Nations system.

The ambitions of SDG7 are extraordinary. Aiming to achieve them in the context of the Paris Agreement on climate change involves transformation at a scale never undertaken before. Swift action must be taken by leaders in governments, private sector companies, institutions, financiers, development banks, unions, communities, entrepreneurs and civil society. As we enter the final decade to achieve SDG7, SEforALL has strategically chosen to strengthen global agenda-setting while expanding its activities to an engagement model that prioritizes data-driven decision-making, partnerships with high-impact countries and implementation on the ground. SEforALL's current three-year business plan outlines “results offers” that scope out our planned interventions and demonstrate to our funding partners the impact of their support.

Context and Objective of Assignment

The main objectives of the Executive Office are:

  • To provide support to the SRSG on high level engagements.
  • To ensure the organisation is operating efficiently and effectively and delivering on the strategic direction and business plan.
  • To support the development of new projects and strategic priorities.

Purpose/Objective of the Role

The main objectives of the role include:

  • To provide analytical support to the CEO on topics at the crossroads of climate, energy and development.
  • To design and drive the implementation of early-stage projects launched by the Executive Office.
  • To develop knowledge briefs to support the CEO advocacy efforts in key fora and international engagements (e.g., G20, COP).

Main Duties and Tasks of the Role

The main duties and tasks of the role include, but are not limited to:

  • Provide analytical and research support on the CEO strategic topics, at the at the crossroads of climate, energy and development, collaborating with various teams and stakeholders.
  • Gather, analyze, and synthesize complex data to extract relevant insights and information, contributing to reports, workplans, and decision-making processes.
  • Lead and coordinate early-stage projects launched by the Executive Office, developing pitch decks and concept notes to raise funds, designing workplan/task allocation, and project managing internal and external stakeholders.
  • Facilitate knowledge sharing and capacity building within the organization, leveraging systems and processes to disseminate learnings and best practices.
  • Support the SEforALL teams to capture quick and succinct data driven insights into key topics like carbon markets, energy crisis impacts, finance flows to clean energy based on the CEO request.
  • Other tasks and duties as may be required.

Specific Competencies for the Role

  • Master’s degree in relent field such as economics, business administration, environmental management, energy, statistics or other relevant fields.
  • A minimum of 4-5 years of relevant work experience in analytics and research within the energy or development areas.
  • Proven experience in conducting in-depth research and analysis, with strong attention to detail.
  • Solid understanding of the energy landscape and its connection to sustainable development and climate change.
  • Proficiency in data analysis, project management, and stakeholder engagement.
  • Ability to adapt to new technical domains and rapidly acquire knowledge in emerging areas.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing projects, coordinating with diverse stakeholders, and driving initiatives forward.
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills, fostering inclusive and supportive team dynamics.
  • Entrepreneurial mindset, proactively identifying opportunities and addressing potential challenges.

General Competences for the Role

  • Innovation and Adaptability: Has advanced skills and commitment to search for and produce innovative and creative approaches to activities. Is flexible to evolving circumstances, as well as helps others in doing so.
  • Resilience and Emotional Intelligence: ​​Has advanced knowledge in the concepts of resilience and emotional intelligence. Is able to remain calm in challenging situations, to cope with setbacks, is responsive to the emotions of others and maintains a high level of performance.​
  • Analytical and Strategic Thinking: Has an advanced level of analytical and strategic thinking skills. Gathers and processes demanding information, develops sound solutions and contributes recommendations for action to line supervisor/others as appropriate.
  • Collaboration and Partnership​​: Demonstrates advanced initiative and abilities to collaborate and form partnerships in own area of responsibility and across teams. Actively develops and maintains partnerships.​ Displays team-oriented attitude contributing to creating a positive team spirit.
  • Lead and Empower: Demonstrates initiative and role model behaviour in leading and empowering others. Takes responsibility for own work activities and personal actions and carries out the commitments agreed upon​.
  • Political and diplomatic understanding: Has an advanced level of political and diplomatic understanding.
  • Communicating information: Has proficient skills in communicating information and uses the skills effectively in own scope of work and in others’ work.​
  • Research and Analytics: Has advanced skills in research and analytics and uses the skills effectively in own scope of work.
  • Project Management: ​​S1: Has advanced skills in project management. Plans and organises their own work using project management tools in support of achieving the team’s objectives​
  • Client Orientation / Striving for Excellence: Has advanced skills in client orientation and achieving excellency in work delivery.

Our Values - please refer to our core values as defined here:

Salary information: SEforALL has adopted its own salary scales corresponding to the SEforALL grading system. The minimum yearly salary for this position is EUR 42,080. The actual salary offer will be determined within the scale depending on the successful candidate’s qualification and experience, and applying the principle of internal equity. In addition to the base salary, SEforALL staff receive a benefits package that includes contribution to pension and contribution to health insurance.

Additional Considerations

  • SEforALL offers exciting high-impact assignments, a collegial and creative work environment, and the opportunity for committed professionals to thrive and grow within flat hierarchies and in the pursuit of an inspiring mission.
  • SEforALL provides competitive compensation packages at its locations in Vienna, Washington DC, New York City, and Abuja, and flexibility and result orientated modern workplace arrangements.
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • SEforALL reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post


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