Third Generation Environmentalism is hiring a
Building on an over 15-year track record at the forefront of political economy of climate politics and transitions, E3G has played a critical role in decisions by EU, UK and multilateral to deliver the energy transition. As E3G expands its work in this area, we are drawing all our energy transition work into a single programmatic area. As we set up this team, we are seeking a dynamic Interim Programme Leader to support the Associate Director in this transition process in 2024. The cover will be for 12 months.
Who we are
E3G is the world lead strategist think tank on the political economy of climate change with a global outlook. We work on the frontier of the climate landscape tackling the barriers and advancing the solutions to a safe climate for all. Our goal is to translate climate politics, economics and policies into action. We pride ourselves on bringing independence to an extremely polarised discussion and holding policy makers to account on their promises. E3G is consistently ranked as one of the top-ten most influential environmental think tanks in the world by the University of Pennsylvania’s Global Go To Think Tank Index.
E3G offers a dynamic and fast paced working environment that will value your insight, initiative and collaboration wherever you are in the organisation.
The global energy market has made significant strides in the last decade to adding more renewable capacity to grids, and in developing the policy and financial support structure that will enable the energy system of the future to grow. The ability of the European energy system as a whole to weather the disruption caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was due in no small part to the ability of the system to shift to renewables.
Thanks to this progress, a next stage of ‘deep energy transition’ is now imminent in many parts of the world. Clean energy deployment starts to affect the revenues and stability of the fossil fuel-based economy. To be successful, it thus needs to be built on fundamental system transformation and changing paradigms on concepts such as energy security, infrastructure planning, macroeconomic assumptions and capital allocation.
The Energy Transition Programme Lead will play a key role in E3G’s journey towards a next generation of analysis and change making in the energy transition as it brings together its work on the energy transition in a single programmatic area. They will play a central role in facilitating the development of this new playbook in E3G’s Energy Transition Petal.
You are an experienced leader of teams and manager of programmes. You have successfully developed and grown teams and have a track record of raising funding for programmes. You can demonstrate experience supporting internal change and developing and delivering strategy. You will be known for the enthusiasm and energy you bring to those around you, and the way you support people with your expertise on politics and the energy transition. You are the kind of person who can support E3G’s existing energy teams as they transition to a new, integrated energy transition team.
You bring experience in a leadership position having managed medium to large sized teams and bring experience working in a civil society organisation. People will probably describe you as supportive, collaborative, inspiring – the very qualities that we need to bring our team on their journey to a new home.
Experience and Skills
A track record of senior-level experience, leading teams to secure real world impact, including evidence of building teams up over time.
Experience in programme management, internal change processes and fundraising.
Track record of achieving political change on environmental or societal topics.
Expertise or great enthusiasm on the energy transition.
Excellent stakeholder management skills, including experience of convening and chairing discussions, engaging with high-level policy stakeholders.
Excellent written and spoken English, with knowledge of another G20 language desirable.
We will require availability for occasional international travel.
More detail about the role and the person specification will be provided during the interview process.
What We Offer
Are you ready to embark on an exhilarating journey where your ambition meets passion?
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The deadline for applications is December 4, 2023.
You will be required to have the right to work in the chosen location. E3G is unable to provide relocation assistance or visa support.
We will not be able to reply to every applicant. If you have not heard from us within 2 weeks of the closing date, we will not be shortlisting you on this occasion.
E3G values diversity and welcomes applications from all suitably qualified candidates regardless of age, gender, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or ethnic background. We aim to build an inclusive workforce that is reflective of the populations we support, and actively seek applications from those who are marginalized and underrepresented. We are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities.