Associate, Policy and Analysis
About the Organization
CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world.
We serve as the leading international voice and resource for appliance energy efficiency policies and market acceleration initiatives. In this role, we have worked with over 100 countries. From advancing the off-grid solar technologies, bringing power to energy-impoverished people, to cutting the catastrophic climate impacts of air conditioning, CLASP programs increase uptake of affordable, low-impact, high-quality appliances. Learn more about our programs.
We’re mission-driven, impacts-focused, and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, and collaboration. We are headquartered in Washington, D.C. and have a strong and growing presence in our Nairobi office. This dynamic team manages and supports our East Africa and Global Programs. See our Team Page to learn more about our organization.
Associate, Policy and Analysis
CLASP seeks a highly motivated professional to be part of an integrated multinational team that is supporting national level appliance efficiency policy implementation across the globe. They provide deep technical assistance and strategic guidance to decision makers on how to effectively prioritize resources and activities to drive energy savings and promote energy access from the appliance sector.
The Associate will work collaboratively with team members in the policy and analysis team, as well as a wide network of international partners and program stakeholders to support standards development and implementation across a range of on- and off-grid appliances.
Join us as we seek to move the appliance sector in Africa towards greater efficiency and quality.
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
- Engage with CLASP’s policy and analysis team and other policy stakeholders in Africa: Build and coordinate support among key constituents, including industry leaders, academic institutions, trade associations, government agencies, and donor organizations for product standards and implementation. Conduct a variety of outreach and stakeholder engagement activities that serve the needs of the CLASP partners, market actors, donors, and implementing partners. Map standards adoption and implementation processes. Review capacity at product testing laboratories. Assist with market baseline studies for priority appliance markets.
- Execute critical program tasks: Coordinate and participate in standards and policy workshops/trainings for industry leaders, academic institutions, trade associations, government agencies, and donor organizations for product standards and implementation. Contribute to standards adoption and implementation strategies.
- Two to five years of professional experience in energy access and/or energy efficiency, engineering, or public policy preferred. Technical and/or policy background and work experience preferred.
- Ability to work across government agencies, private companies, and other stakeholders to achieve discrete policy objectives.
- Outstanding analytical skills and the ability to translate analysis into policy recommendations.
- Understanding or familiarity with product standards development and implementation.
- Knowledge and understanding of the off-grid energy market and, in particular, off-grid solar products.
- Persuasive communication skills, both verbal and written; excellent written and spoken English skills a must.
- Time management skills with ability to manage multiple tasks and projects at a time; outstanding organizational skills.
- Ability to work from the big picture to the small details.
- Entrepreneurial, proactive approach to execution of tasks.
- Ability to maintain composure, flexibility, and a sense of humor under tight deadlines.
- International experience preferred; bilingual or multilingual a plus.
- Strong interpersonal and listening skills.
- Bachelor's degree required. Master’s degree in economics, energy, environmental science, engineering, public policy, international relations, or development preferred.
Compensation and Location
The compensation package at CLASP is highly-competitive with international NGOs based in Kenya. In addition to salary, the package includes health insurance, unlimited leave, holidays, and a retirement plan. Additionally, CLASP is committed to team members having a work-life balance through its flexible work policy. This position is full-time and based in the organization's Nairobi, Kenya office with some international travel required.
CEA Recruiting is assisting CLASP with this search. To be considered for this position, interested candidates must follow the link below to submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements through CEA’s job portal. Please direct all applications and inquiries to CEA Recruiting. This position will remain open until filled.
CLASP is an equal opportunity employer.
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