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Bioenergy Analyst - REmap – P3

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Sectors Sustainability, Climate, CSR, EMS
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 01/04/2015
Company Name International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA)
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Directory Entry : Renewable Energy Jobs with IRENA. The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an intergovernmental organisation that supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. IRENA promotes the widespread adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy, including bioenergy, geothermal, hydropower, ocean, solar and wind energy in the pursuit of sustainable development, energy access, energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.
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Department : IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC)
Category : P3
Job Title : Bioenergy Analyst - REmap – P3
Job Detail :
Vacancy Announcement No: HR/VA/2015/O/9672
Publication/Transmission Date: 12 March 2015
Deadline for Application: 1 April 2015 (at midnight, Abu Dhabi local Time)
Title and Grade: Bioenergy Analyst - REmap – P3
Indicative Annual Salary: (a) Annual net salary plus1 (b) post adjustment2, provident fund and other benefits3
(a) Annual Net Salary1:
(b) Post Adjustment2:
USD 56,766 to USD 69,673
USD 16,348.61.67 to USD 20,065.82
Duration of Appointment: Two years (with the possibility of extension, subject to availability of funds)
Duty Station: Bonn, Germany
Expected Date for Entry on Duty: As soon as possible

The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation mandated with the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. At present, IRENA has 140 Members (139 States and the European Union) that acceded to its Statute, and 32 additional States in the process of accession and actively engaged. IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. The Agency implements its mandate with the view to sustainable development, increased energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

IRENA Innovation and Technology Centre (IITC) is responsible for the provision of the means for an accelerated renewable energy technology uptake, considering national conditions of resource endowment, social and economic frameworks. In accordance with the IRENA Statute, activities in this field include analysis of renewable energy technology policies; dissemination of information and increased awareness; technologies and equipment overview and assessment of success-failure factors; improved pertinent knowledge and technology transfer, and joint RD&D and provision of information about the development and deployment of national and international technical standards in relation to renewable energy.

REmap 2030 is a project with the objective of developing pathways, characterizing potentials cost and benefits of renewable energy technology options and identifying international cooperation opportunities to operationalize the aspirational objective of doubling the global renewable energy share by 2030, as defined under SE4ALL. IRENA cooperates closely with its member countries in REmap and the dialogue is a core and growing component of this activity. Remap analysis shows that modern bioenergy represents 60% of the renewable energy potential in 2030.

IRENA member countries have expressed a strong interest to strengthen the bioenergy activities of the agency as part of the REmap 2030. This includes aspects such as feedstock availability, conversion technology performance and cost, and fields of application. The incumbent will work closely with colleagues in Bonn and Abu Dhabi on issues related to enhanced bioenergy data quality and sustainability aspects of biomass.

Under the overall guidance of Senior Programme Officer REmap and direct supervision of the Programme Officer. REmap, the Bioenergy Analyst - REmap will:

  • Develop roadmaps for bioenergy deployment in the Remap framework;
  • Liaise across the Agency to support member countries in developing and deploying bioenergy options;
  • Strengthen outcome-oriented outreach with member countries and other relevant parties;
  • Identify partners at the international, regional and national level and develop an active presence in the relevant fora;
  • Maintain and expand relations with member countries in the specific area;
  • Research, analyse and present information gathered from diverse sources;
  • Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications;
  • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including preparation of documents and presentations;
  • Supervise contractors and consultants;
  • Perform other duties as required.


Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Accountability: Stands accountable for the accuracy and completeness of information under his/her control and handling of the information in a discreet and confidential manner; takes ownership for all responsibilities and honour commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes ownership of delegated responsibilities and authorities; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors on going developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed.


Education: Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in energy planning, economics, engineering, policy, environment or natural science, or other relevant field related to renewable energy and bioenergy. In-depth knowledge of bioenergy.
Experience: At least five years of experience in project development, management of complex international programmes, energy financing programmes or renewable energy technology deployment. Proven ability to cooperate diplomatically in multicultural environments. Experience with intergovernmental processes is an advantage.
Language: Excellent command of written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.


IRENA reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post.

Qualified candidates must apply for the above mentioned vacancy on-line by submitting a complete and comprehensive CV and a letter of interest, including details of two professional references who will be contacted if their application is shortlisted.

Please note that only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted for an interview and will receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process.


1 Net Salary is determined according to the dependency status of the staff. The dependency benefits are provided in the form of higher net salaries and allowances for staff with dependants (dependency or "D" rate) than for those without dependants (single or "S" rate). For more information please visit the ICSC website http://icsc.un.org/.

2 Post adjustment multiplier for Abu Dhabi currently 28.8% of the Annual Net Salary; determined by the International Civil Service Commission (ICSC) and subject to change.

3 The amounts for the following benefits are only indicative and subject to periodic adjustments: Dependency allowance (US$2,929 per dependent child p.a), non-removal allowance, if applicable (US$2,150 with dependents, US$1,620 without dependents p.a), medical insurance for staff members and dependents, Rental subsidy, Provident Fund, and other entitlements as applicable.

Posted Date : 12/03/2015
Expiry Date : 01/04/2015
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