Hot Job: Energy Expert for the Clinton Foundation

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The position: Energy efficiency project associate for the Clinton Foundation's Climate Initiative program

Location: Southeast Asia

Job duties: Will develop and manage building and public lighting efficiency projects in Southeast Asian cities. Must work with local City Directors and global staff to engage government, institutional and private owners to support all aspects of planning and implementing energy efficiency projects. Will help draft and review locally compatible contracts, evaluate vendor performance and assess project cost and ROI. Job also involves assessing client needs, which may involve helping to identify and overcome organizational, legal and financial challenges. Will be expected to work with regional service providers and equipment manufacturers to leverage local service capacity and ensure the availability of critical building system and public lighting technologies.

The company: The William J. Clinton Foundation is a nonprofit global nongovernmental organization focusing on worldwide issues that demand urgent action such as global climate change, childhood obesity and economic development in Africa and Latin America. The Foundation's major projects include the Clinton Global Initiative, the Clinton Climate Initiative and the Alliance for a Healthier Generation.

Requirements: Requires a minimum of three years experience in technical sales, project management, consulting, finance or energy services. Graduate degree is preferred. Must have experience with energy services procurement processes in the public or private sector. Background in working with senior management and/or government officials is preferred. Requires strong diplomatic and negotiation skills, excellent written and verbal communication skills and proficiency using Excel and other computer programs. Local language capability would be helpful.

Extra perks: The job involves a lot of travel. Aside from standard benefits, the job also offers home leave, international SOS insurance and life insurance.

Interesting info: This is the same organization that recently started a $500 million energy efficiency upgrade project at the Empire State Building.

Other opportunities: The foundation also has openings for a compensation and benefits manager, a commitment development manager and a marketing associate. In addition, they always have lots of volunteer opportunities available at numerous locations worldwide.

Apply online here.

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