Manager, Energy Access Platform

South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all six continents, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

The Fund Management team is responsible for developing and managing sustainable impact funds, as well as other facilities, vehicles and platforms for investments in climate action. Our scope of expertise covers a variety of topics related to sustainable land-use, low-carbon energy, climate-smart cities and/or clean technology, to name just a few. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic sustainability professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!


Job summary:

Together with a broad range of partners, South Pole is pioneering a new market instrument for the certification of distributed renewable energy (D-REC) with the aim to foster energy access and sustainable development in developing countries. This is achieved through the D-REC Initiative, an international multi-stakeholder platform including public and private actors. (For more information see www.d-recs.energy) Specific to the operation of this D-REC platform, you will lead the operational management and coordination of the platform including technical, administrative and financial aspects. You will also lead the stakeholder engagement through communication as well as organising events/meetings (physical or on-line), contribute to pilot projects implementation and support the reporting towards funders 


Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Actively manage the operations of the D-REC platform with regards to budget, work progress, reporting and stakeholder engagement. 
  • Plan and implement tasks to ensure the most efficient and highest-quality implementation. 
  • Coordinate with South Pole’s implementation team and the external implementation partners to ensure the timely delivery of the planned goals. 
  • Design and maintain platform-wide cooperation management by identifying and adapting suitable tools and frameworks for project management, reporting and communications. 
  • Contribute materially to the development of standardised monitoring of D-REC projects. 
  • Develop and improve specialised skills and knowledge linked to the topics and services offered by South Pole. Topics of engagement include: energy access, sustainable development, distributed and off-grid renewable energy, Energy Attribute Certification (EAC) and carbon credits, digital technologies (such as Internet of Things and Distributed Ledger Technology) and automated Monitoring Reporting and Verification (MRV), results based finance (RBF), Impact investment and structured financial instruments.

Requirements:

Essential:

  • University degree in a sustainability-related field. 
  • Relevant work experience (the expectation is a minimum of 3 years) in project management, sustainability consulting, knowledge management, stakeholder engagement or other related fields; Work experience linked to energy and sustainable development.
  • Good project management skills, from both a technical and administrative standpoint, and ability to coordinate ps context. 
  • Excellent writing skills, with proven expertise in creating high-quality written documents (proposals and deliverables). 
  • Affinity to renewable energy, environmental markets and standards, energy access and new technologies. 
  • Good stakeholder and client management skills. 
  • Autonomous yet collaborative approach to work. 
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English.

Desirable:

  • A Master’s degree would be an advantage. 
  • Working experience in the distributed renewable energy sector. 
  • Proven track record/expertise in the above mentioned topics of engagement. 
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. 
  • Excellent working knowledge of all Google Suite applications and MS Word. 
  • Diligent, reliable, proactive and self-sufficient but collaborative approach to work. 
  • Comfortable operating in a fast-paced international environment. Good prioritisation and time management skills.

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people.  We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability.  Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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