Project Manager - Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP)
SPC - Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Project Manager will lead the implementation of the Pacific Energy and Gender Strategic Action Plan (PEGSAP). It will focus on coordinating and overseeing the daily implementation of project activities, working in partnership with key stakeholders in the 14 Pacific Island Countries (PICs), liaising with partners and service providers, providing regular updates and reporting to the US embassy Suva and other donors, and providing regular updates to the Team Leader – Energy Security and the Deputy Director GEP.
The key responsibilities of the role include:
- Demonstrate sound leadership in managing the PEGSAP.
- Recruit and manage the PEGSAP Project team and Consultants.
- Undertake regular project planning and prepare/revise project annual work plans and budgets.
- Lead and coordinate the day-to-day implementation of project activities.
Implementation of PEGSAP Activities
- Set-up a strong institutional and organizational framework for PEGSAP implementation.
- Ensure the national implementing agencies have the necessary capacity and knowledge for PEGSAP implementation by:
- Coordinating a regional training needs assessment (TNA) of the clean energy sector.
- Coordinating the development of a regional gender and energy training and awareness-raising program.
- Collaborate with national implementing agencies to ensure the effective execution of gender and energy initiatives within the country.
- Develop a gender-responsive energy policy framework and assist the PICTs in developing, adopting and implementing a national gender-responsive energy policy (GREP).
Spearheading the resource mobilization/fundraising efforts for the PEGSAP
- Assist the Acting Deputy Director - GEP and Team Leader Energy Security by providing sound advice in relation to GEP’s resource mobilization efforts for PEGSAP.
- Work with members of GEP Resource Mobilisation Committee (RMC) in discussing, developing, reviewing and submitting project concept notes and proposals for energy and gender (including Theory of Change, Logical Framework, and concept notes) to donors.
- Lead GEP’s effort in developing joint energy and gender concept notes and proposals with relevant partners and submitting them to donors.
- Explore new partnerships/funding opportunities to support the implementation of the PEGSAP with partners/donors/philanthropies, private sector, etc.
Coordinating the Pacific Energy Gender Initiative (PEGI) and network, and monitoring the implementation of the PEGSAP
- Oversee the running of Pacific Energy and Gender Initiative secretariat.
- Participate and contribute to SPC’s Gender Community of Practice.
- Coordinate the organization of training workshops on energy and gender and collaborate with relevant partners to conduct suitable. capacity building and trainings in the field of gender in energy.
- Coordinate the gathering of relevant data and information to track progress against PEGSAP indicators.
For a more detailed account of the key responsibilities, please refer to the online job description.
Key selection criteria:
- A master’s degree in a relevant field such as in energy, climate change mitigation, gender studies, sociology, international development, sustainable development or related fields.
- At least 10 years of relevant experience in the energy sector or in gender issues/women’s right, with 5 years of leadership experience at project/programme management level.
- Demonstrated technical knowledge of gender mainstreaming in project activities and design of targeted action to empower women and girls.
- Demonstrated ability to prioritize and deliver timely and high-quality project outputs and outcomes.
- Previous experience working with donors and developing country partners.
- Experience in fundraising, proposal preparation and project management.
- Strategic planning and organisational development experience.
- Demonstrated ability to engage with donors, partners and other stakeholders.
- Excellent English communication skills (oral and written).
Interpersonal skills and cultural awareness
- Ability to work in a multicultural, inclusive and equitable environment.
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