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The Clinton Climate Initiative Islands Energy Program aims to accelerate energy transition in small island nations from fossil fuels to clean energy. The purpose of this position is to develop and implement renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with government, utility and industry partners primarily in the Caribbean; to manage relationships with high-level stakeholders and provide technical assistance to those partners; and to provide project management – including oversight of local on-island coordinators and utilization of cross-functional team members to deliver results and impact.
The Project Manager will be responsible for working with 2-4 partner countries to: i) engage stakeholders and set a vision for energy transition; ii) perform analysis to assess the pathways to accelerate change; iii) assist technical studies, development and preparation of energy projects; (iv) develop procurement materials and identify potential development partners and sources of finance to execute projects; (v) provide proper operations and maintenance of projects; and (vi) report metrics and results internally. The Project Manager will play an active role in providing necessary data to other team members managing budget, metrics, and communications.
The employee in this position will act as the key support entity for the Clinton Climate Initiative’s Islands Energy program and its strategic partnership with Rocky Mountain Institute-Carbon War Room (RMI-CWR). The employee interacts with external parties at all levels, including senior government officials, C-level executives, and senior leaders of NGOs and academia to advance significant clean energy projects and help secure project financing for work which aims to make a difference in energy transition in small island nations. The incumbent is expected to travel internationally (approximately 25% of time). Internally, the incumbent reports directly to the Director of Programs and Policy, and works in close coordination with the Senior Program Manager on projects. The employee also engages regularly with staff at RMI-CWR and may, for specific projects, work in close coordination with RMI-CWR staff.
The Project Manager will primarily contribute to the strategic energy planning and projects goals of the Islands Energy program. This will provide significant impact in reducing greenhouse gas emissions and fostering economic development by replacing fossil fuels with clean energy.
Performs both analytical and project management work toward the implementation of renewable energy projects, including:
Manages relationships with government officials, utility management and other public or private sector executives in partner countries to convene stakeholders, identify renewable energy projects, assess their potential for success and sustainability, and develop strategies for their implementation.
Provides strategic guidance to the on-island coordinators who provide local insight and detailed technical and financial advice to these projects. Such oversight might include ensuring that the work delivers on objectives, meets the needs of a government and the Islands Energy Program, and generates actionable and reasonable final recommendations.
Collaborates with the Islands Energy team on team metrics reporting, communications, and budget; assists in providing materials for donors, internal reports, information requests, media, and internal sharing of information, materials and practices such as news flow, common challenges, relevant contacts, relevant research, project materials and project models.
Maintains and develops general networks of relationships with development organizations, project developers, equipment suppliers and financial institutions and development banks for the purpose of contributing to the knowledge base of the Islands Energy Program and/or to the future development of projects.
Coordinate work with the RMI-CWR Islands Program, including the Director of Projects and the Energy Planning team for technical analysis support;
This job description is intended to convey information essential to understand the scope of the position. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, or responsibilities associated with the positions.
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