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Energy Specialist

Zürich

responsAbility is one of the world’s leading asset managers specializing in development-related sectors of emerging economies. These sectors comprise the areas of finance, agriculture and energy. responsAbility provides debt and equity financing to non-listed companies with business models that target the lower-income section of the population and can thus drive economic growth and social progress. responsAbility offers professionally managed investment solutions to both institutional and private investors.

Responsibilities

  • Review and validation of Energy Savings and Greenhouse Gas Emission Reductions
  • Support Financial Institutions (FIs) in identifying, developing and main­taining their green loans, monitoring FIs portfolios of renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) projects as well as environmental and social risk management systems
  • Provide technical advice to Energy Investment Officers on debt transactions and in the assessment of energy efficiency/renewable energy market in key target countries
  • Develop partnerships with key stakeholders in the Climate Finance space such as Development Financial Institutions, Energy Services companies, GHG Reporting Standards associations, etc.
  • Manage and coordinate energy audits of RE/EE projects in order to create demonstration effects and kick-start demand
  • Support internal and external carbon reporting on RE/EE lending activities
  • Coordinate field work of external consultants under Technical Assistance programs together with the internal team

Requirements

  • Degree in engineering with background/experience in Energy Efficiency
  • Minimum of 6-8 years’ of work experience either in EE project development, EE consulting or RE/EE investment firm
  • Knowledge of Greenhouse Gas accounting
  • Experience in an energy consulting firm preferred
  • Knowledge of Banks’ operating model is a plus
  • Strong motivation and desire to make a difference in the Climate Finance sector
  • Proficiency in English required, Spanish and/or French will be considered as an advantage
  • Willingness to travel a considerable amount of time (~30%); and possibly relocate in the future

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