Senior power sector finance coordinator

Posted on 21 December 2021

We are looking for a Senior Power Sector Finance Coordinator who will support the Europe Beyond Coal Campaign to develop a power sector finance strategy with an emphasis on coal and fossil gas finance, coordinate between groups that work on private finance and on power utilities, increase and leverage expertise on the issues at hand, and spread the lessons learned beyond Europe to ensure higher and quicker impact.This position is hosted on behalf of the Europe Beyond Coal Campaign.

This campaign pools resources from civil society organisations across the European continent countries to achieve a fossil-free and fully renewables-based power sector by 2035 in Europe, one part of which is focused on leveraging action from financial institutions and electric power utilities.The post holder will report to the EPO Head of unit on sustainable finance and collaborate closely with partner organisations in the Europe Beyond Coal campaign.

Location: WWF European Policy Office in Brussels; start date: as soon as possible.

Main responsibilities:

Headline tasks for the Coordinator as part of a forthcoming Europe Beyond Coal’s Corporate Team:

  • Leading the formulation of European finance, utility and corporate strategies based on/in close consideration of EBC partners’ strategies and plans;
  • Convening and coordinating activities for the corporate working group (monthly calls and bi-annual strategy meetings); ensuring effective governance through convening the selected multi-CSO steering group;
  • Facilitating strategic analyses on private financial institutions to support the EBC coalition
  • Facilitating the production of externally used outputs such as signature pieces of research on private financial institutions;
  • Coordinate around key pan-European campaign moments, such as the company AGMs, in cooperation with relevant shareholders and partners;
  • Lead on key pan-European relationships with politically sensitive stakeholders, such as CA100+ and other external financial coalitions which focus on power utilities.
 
The members of the Finance & Utility coordination are hosted by WWF EPO and Greenpeace and the EBC Secretariat.
 
Main areas of content-related leadership:
  • Coal and fossil gas finance with focus on the power sector and its utilities but with important links to the upstream supply chain;
  • Role of private financial institutions in stopping coal conversions, mostly to gas (but also to biomass and hydrogen where relevant);
  • In a more minor role, helping the EBC renewable energy leads to designing financial sector approaches to increase wind & solar uptake.

What you need:

 
Required Qualifications and skills:
  • At least 5 years work experience on financial issues and/or electric power utilities work and/or on energy/climate issues;
  • Preferably a Master’s degree or equivalent technical qualifications in finance and/or electric power utilities and/or climate and energy issues;
 Required Skills and Competencies:
  • A strong track record in stakeholder coordination;
  • Familiar with non-governmental organisation styles of work and procedures;
  • Strong strategic and analytical skills and capacity to take initiative;
  • Excellent drafting skills and processing skills in MS-Word, MS-Excel MS-PowerPoint;
  • A positive manner with team-building skills and the ability to work as part of a team;
  • Experience to coordinate and manage networks;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills in English, with other languages (notably German) an advantage;
  • Experience on fundraising would be an asset;
  • Identifies with the values of WWF: Courage, Integrity, Respect & Collaboration;
  • Adheres to WWF’s brand characteristics, which are: Knowledgeable, Optimistic, Determined and Engaging.

Please consult the attached job description for more information on the position.

How to apply?

Please send a single PDF document with your updated CV and Motivation Letter to recruitments@wwf.eu clearly stating which position you are applying for.

Applications deadline: 23 January 2022 midnight.