Project Lead Energy Policy Southeast Asia, Bangkok-based (f/m/d)
The world’s energy systems are changing. Renewable energy has moved from a niche technology to broad-scale adoption in many countries around the globe. While this is creating tremendous opportunities for clean development, power systems face numerous systemic challenges: there is a pressing need to expand and enhance power grids, to reform regulatory and market structures, and to effectively manage structural change.
This is especially true for Southeast Asia. Although endowed with significant renewable resources, some countries in the region are struggling with the technical, economic, and political complexities of the transformation. Understanding these processes and challenges is essential for taking political decisions and ensuring a smooth transition to a clean energy system.
This is where Agora Energiewende helps: We develop evidence-based strategies for ensuring the success of the clean energy transitions around the globe. As an independent and non-partisan think tank we share knowledge with stakeholders in the worlds of politics, business, and academia while enabling a productive exchange of ideas. In our daily work, we closely cooperate with our think tank partners in Southeast Asia, as well as with a number of countries around the globe. In particular, we are now scaling up our efforts in Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, and The Philippines.
Our international programme is growing rapidly, with a larger team working on a larger mission: the task is huge, and the opportunities manifold. The team is motivated, multinational and multilingual, and busy! To strengthen our efforts, we are searching at the earliest possible starting date for a
Project Lead Energy Policy Southeast Asia
Your responsibilities include
- leading Agora’s activities in Southeast Asia, and representing Agora in the region towards stakeholders and decision makers;
- working with Agora’s closest partners in the region, and in close liaison with Agora’s headquarters in Germany;
- directly advising government authorities on key energy policies;
- managing budgets, and actively contributing to Agora’s business and strategy development in the region;
- conducting, coordinating and managing specific research projects;
- analysing energy systems, economics, and policies, and producing relevant publications;
- developing and implementing a demand-driven research agenda on the key drivers for a successful energy transition in Southeast Asia;
- systematically transferring German and international experience, as well as expertise and research results from Agora’s work in the field of energy system transformation to stakeholders in Southeast Asia;
- transferring insights and information about the transformation of energy systems in Southeast Asia to Agora’s overall team;
- an opportunity to work in a mission-driven, highly motivated and professional team;
- a comfortable office space in a central Bangkok location;
- diverse experiences including professional relationships with colleagues and institutions from countries around the globe;
- opportunities for professional growth and advancement;
- full-time or part-time role, limited contract until January 31st, 2024.
We are looking for
- a strong desire to actively shape the global clean energy transition, ample experience working in Southeast Asia, including research expertise on the region’s power systems and energy economics;
- a significant network of contacts in the region, and the ability to be a highly credible and impressive representative toward Agora’s partners and policy-makers;
- familiarity with policy instruments and energy transition policy processes is a plus;
- profound expertise in at least two of the following thematic areas: financing and/or developing renewable energy projects, power markets and regulation in non-liberalised power systems, grid infrastructure, and business models in future energy systems;
- experience in implementing complex cooperation projects with multiple (international) stakeholders and networks;
- dedication, reliability, perseverance, strong problem-solving and analytical skills are as crucial as creativity and an ability to take initiative and work independently as well as in a team;
- finally, we expect excellent communication skills, verbal and written, ability to present analytical and research material, and fluency in English (command of Thai is a plus).
Please upload your application in one single pdf file following the given cloudlink. Deadline for applications is August 9th, 2020
As file name please use „application_Energy_SEA_surname_name”. Please include a letter of motivation and your CV and indicate your salary expectations, available weekly hours as well as your earliest possible starting date. For reasons of objectivity we would like to ask you not to include an application photo.
Should you have any questions, please contact: Ms. Bettina Groß (firstname.lastname@example.org, +49 30 700 1435 –138).