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Afforestation, reforestation and revegetation (ARR) Fellow job at UpEnergy

About the Organization

Whether it’s protecting the local environment, delivering health benefits, or providing financial savings and employment opportunities, our projects sustainably benefit and enable people to live better lives within climate resilient communities.

Livelihoods - Over 90% of the UpEnergy Team is based on the ground within project countries. From local manufacturing and distribution to customer support and monitoring teams, we actively create a range of long-term employment opportunities with every new project.

Health - We seek to deliver meaningful health benefits, improving quality of life for end-users from reducing indoor air pollution using electric pressure cookers to removing the risks of contaminated drinking water from households and schools with water filters.

Financial - Our projects reduce fuel needs, lessening the financial burden on families and provide savings that can be repurposed towards other meaningful needs e.g education and health.

Gender - Providing women access to modern energy, such as cleaner cooking can reduce exposure to household air pollution; cut down cooking time and save time to engage in productive economic and educational opportunities.

Job Description

This Fellowship will have an initial 12 month contract, with potential for extension. As we look to expand UpEnergy, there may also be opportunities for exceptional candidates to join the team on a full time basis once the initial fellowship is completed. This role can be Remote, or in ideally in one of UpEnergy African markets - to be discussed with the hiring manager.
This fellowship is available in part-time regime, ideal for current PhD students.

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Duties and Responsibilities

  • ARR market development: Provide technical expertise for the development of innovative ARR projects. Monitor market developments in the ARR world, to ensure competitive advantages through utilization of data on ARR credit prices and buyers, technological advancements, emerging standards, etc.

  • Business development/ Project expansion: Through research and insights gathering, share suggestions on geographical expansion for ARR projects. Identify and assess project expansion opportunities in and outside of Mozambique through networking and relevant research on available land, species and climate conditions, infrastructure, demand, etc.

  • Funding: look for and apply for grants that can support the development of this project

  • Project management: Be the main point of contact for ARR related questions for local partners, run key strategic initiatives from ideation to completion and manage day-to-day interactions between UpEnergy, local NGOs, farmers, research institutions, our local partner and other stakeholders.

  • Problem solving and educational campaigns: help the local team expand the ARR knowledge, run stakeholder consultation sessions with locals, including for local farmers, NGOs etc


Qualification, Experiences and Competencies

  • An MBA, PhD, MA graduate or in pursuant of in the areas of environmental science, regenerative agriculture, sustainability, Agricultural Engineering or related

  • Experience working in a high performing environment

  • Experience building systems and processes to support organizational growth

  • Experience designing well-considered strategy (strategic), as well as successfully delivering projects

  • Ability to use data, insights to map out effective strategies

  • Rigorous and analytical

  • Entrepreneurial, curious and iterative, willing to be experimental by trying and testing new ideas

  • Resilience

  • Authentic and trustworthy

  • A love for the work we do at UpEnergy

  • Professional fluency in English is required. Portuguese or French would be a plus

How to Apply

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