VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT- Head of Energy Program (Deadline- 15 Jan)

Practical Action is a UK based organization, which aims to reduce poverty through wider use of appropriate technologies in developing countries. It works in more than 45 countries through its offices in Bangladesh, Bolivia, India, Kenya, Nepal, Peru, Rwanda, Sri Lanka, Sudan and Zimbabwe.


Practical Action in Nepal is working primarily in four programme areas – Energy; Inclusive agriculture; Urban Services – WASH; and Disaster Risk Reduction. Practical action seeks to recruit a Head of Programme (HoP) for its Energy Programme based in the Regional Office, Kathmandu in Nepal. Reporting to the Regional Director, the incumbent will lead the development and implementation of Practical Action’s Access to Sustainable Energy Programme in Nepal and South Asia (SA).


Major Responsibilities:

–          Be part of the international team and provide input into the strategic direction of the international energy programme, ensuring coherence with Practical Action’s change agenda (Theory of Change) and maximise energy works in the region

–          Develop an approach in line with frameworks foe Change in Nepal and the SA Region to demonstrate, learn and inspire from our works to achieve bigger change

–          Build and manage the in-country Energy Programme Team ensuring better integration with Practical Action’s other programme areas

–          Develop, projects/programmes in line with Practical Action’s national, regional and international objectives, build energy work profile and raise funds

–          Contribute to effective implementation of Nepal and SA Strategic Business Plan, country programme management and policy frameworks as a member of the Senior Management Team

Minimum Qualifications:

–          Master’s degree in any discipline related to the subject with at least five year work experience in energy and with an understanding of recent major issues in the field of attaining sustainable and decentralised energy services for poor people

–          Analytical skills including proven experience in developing Logical Framework and Theory of Change, especially relating to energy services for poor people

–          Experience of practical field based research and research methodologies, and project and contract management (from project design to implementation)

–          Leadership skills, including experience of building effective teams, defining targets and managing staff and partners

–          Familiar with communications, policy and advocacy work and a confident communicator to external audiences

–          Knowledge of energy sector in South Asian context is preferred and understanding of international development policy issues and how they relate to technology is desirable


Please refer to for the detailed Job Description and the standard application form.


Practical Action encourages all interested women candidates to submit the duly filled application form including recent passport size photograph, list of three professional references and a cover letter by email at mentioning the post applied for in the subject line no later than 15 January 2017.

This is a reserved position for women candidate only.