Global Representative: international development, energy access

Job Title: Global Representative: international development, energy access
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Rugby, Warwickshire
Salary: £46294 - £55357 per annum + flexible working + company benefits
REF: BBBH26290
Contact Name: Vildan Cifci
Contact Email:
Job Published: about 3 years ago

ALLEN & YORK are working exclusively with Practical Action, they are seeking to recruit a Global Representative within the Policy and Practice team, based in Rugby.

Practical Action improves the lives of more than one million people every year through improved access to energy, sustainable agriculture, water, sanitation and waste management, and disaster risk reduction. Areas of International development include Southern and Western Africa, Latin America and South Asia.

The Global Representative vacancy sits within Energy access team. Providing practical power, renewable locally sourced, sustainable energy solutions.

Flexible working is offered with this role. There will be some international travel involved.

Please see link to full job description, with an overview provided below.


Energy access is critical to deliver on the SDGs and the UNFCCC climate agreement. With decades of experience helping poor people gain access to modern energy services, Practical Action takes a leading role in shaping the energy access discourse and priorities at global, national and local levels - and is well positioned to engage in such processes given our reach, networks, alliances and footprint on the ground.

This is an exciting time to join a global energy access team. Who are pushing the boundaries and innovating together with key partners to deliver total energy access to the poorest and most marginalised. Building on a successful track record, they are looking for a dynamic individual to drive Practical Action's strategy of external influencing and partnership building. You will catalyse strategic activities across the organisation (and sector), to speed up progress on energy access amongst key public, private, and civil society players. You will provide thought leadership around topics such as energy access financing, inclusive economies, cooking, the gendered dynamics of energy, and productive uses of energy to improve livelihoods.

You will have excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills. A strategic thinker, you will have a proven ability to develop and strengthen partnerships and activities with a range of stakeholders, and will be able to work effectively across cultures. We are looking for someone with a strong knowledge of actors in the energy access space, decentralised energy technologies and energy access markets in developing countries.

We are looking for a passionate and committed individual, with a degree in a relevant subject and be fluent in English (with knowledge of French and Spanish an asset). This roles requires the ability to be a credible and confident leader with strong facilitation skills. Practical Action are committed to supporting you on your professional journey and offer a vibrant team atmosphere with strong engagement across teams and offices.


How to apply:

If you want to work for an international development charity, at an exciting time in its new strategy phase we would like to hear from you. If you are interested please contact Vildan for any questions regarding the role and submit your CV and a supporting statement/cover letter (maximum two pages) that describes your suitability by Sunday 15th July 2018. Vildan's contact details are: and +44 (0)1202 888 986 Ext:283. We require candidates to have the right to work in the UK. For an exceptional candidate we will consider applying for a work permit or being based in one of our offices.

Rugby, Warwickshire

Salary approx. £46,294 to £55,357 per annum depending on experience

Closing date: 15th July 2018

Interview date: 19 & 20th and 23rd July 2018 (tbc)