Coordinator - Clean Energy Access

Full time
Apply by 26 October 2021

Job description


CLASP serves at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and in the global movement for clean energy access, through appliance efficiency. CLASP’s mission is to improve the energy and environmental performance of the appliances & equipment we use every day, accelerating our transition to a more sustainable world. CLASP works hand-in-hand with governments, experts, industry, consumers, donor organizations, and others to propel policies and markets toward the highest-quality, lowest resource-intensive appliances possible.

CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since its inception in 1999. CLASP has offices in Washington, DC (USA), Nairobi (Kenya), and New Delhi (India). We also have teams in Europe, China, and Indonesia. CLASP is mission-driven and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, collaboration, and impactful work. See CLASP’s Team Page to learn more about CLASP.

CLASP's Clean Energy Access Team

CLASP’s Clean Energy Access program supports ambitious efforts to increase global access to clean energy through appliance and equipment energy efficiency. CEA team works in partnership with key stakeholders in South Asia, East and West Africa, China — with support from a diverse group of funders.   

CLASP team helps build healthy markets for off-grid solar products by driving innovation and sales in early-stage product markets, surfacing data and research on product performance, market trends, and consumer preferences, establishing technical foundations for consumer protection, and aligning sector stakeholders across the value chain.

From advancing the off-grid solar technologies, bringing power to energy-impoverished people, to building the climate resilience of underserved communities, CLASP’s CEA programs increase uptake of affordable, low-impact, high-quality appliances.

As CLASP’s global portfolio continues to grow, the organization is expanding its team to help them execute its portfolio of clean energy access initiatives. CLASP’s energy access programs include the Efficiency for Access Coalition, the Global LEAP Awards, and VeraSol Quality Assurance, among other initiatives. Learn more about CLASP’s programs here.

About the Role | Coordinator - Clean Energy Access

As a Coordinator on the Clean Energy Access Team, you will help CLASP plan and execute their global portfolio of market development programs and projects in countries throughout Africa, Southeast Asia, and the rest of the world.

The Coordinator will be based in CLASP’s Nairobi office and will work as part of a dynamic international team along with team members in the US and South Asia, conducting critical administrative and programmatic tasks and ensuring the broader program team is set up to develop and execute programmatic and organizational objectives successfully.

Key Responsibilities

  • Help in maintaining and improving program infrastructure: Manage day-to-day activities to keep the CEA team organized (e.g., team meetings), improve the effectiveness of internal processes, and track program impacts.
  • Coordinate! Collaborate! Repeat! Collaborate with global team members, partners, stakeholders, contractors on the scoping, design, and execution of a complex, fast-moving project portfolio.
  • Supporting program outreach, stakeholder engagement, and reporting: Help CLASP build support among key constituents – including industry leaders, academic institutions, trade associations, government decision-makers, and donor organizations – by conducting a variety of outreach and stakeholder engagement activities.
  • Sharing CLASP story: Contribute to CLASP, EforA, and Global LEAP newsletters, website updates, social media updates, and other external communications in collaboration with the Communications.
  • Liaising with CLASP’s operations team: Liaise with CLASP’s Finance and Operations Team and Clean Energy Access Team members on tasks that require input or approval from the operations team (e.g. RFPs, proposals, contracts, invoices, payments, etc.)
  • Staying nimble and collaborative, and keeping the big picture in mind: Contribute to and conduct programmatic work in support of EforA programs, including research, data management, field engagement logistics, etc.

What You'll need:

  • 1-3 years of overall professional experience (we are background agnostic and are excited by candidates with unique and different work histories).
  • Ability to handle multiple deadlines and complete assignments with minimal supervision in a fast-paced workplace.
  • Impeccable organization; you are highly detail-oriented, and someone who gets a real sense of satisfaction from producing polished work and managing smooth and orderly processes.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion. You're always asking: "whose voice is not at the table?" You have experience working with diverse teams and successfully navigating cross-cultural communication in both local and global contexts, and you deeply value creating a workplace that is supportive of difference.

Does this sound like you?

Critical requirements for the role (Must-Haves)

  • Ability to perform administrative and program support tasks smoothly.
  • Foundational experience with developing and handling operations.
  • Experience with stakeholder management.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and teamwork skills.

Preferred requirements (Nice to Haves):

  • Previous experience with program execution and program management.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Global exposure
  • Willingness to go above and beyond the defined role.

Candidate attribute (Culture Fit):

  • Highly collaborative team player.
  • Ability to multitask and work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Impeccable organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Willingness to learn and grow.

Why this role is compelling

You will be exposed to an unusually wide range of people and issues in the climate and energy sectors, as well as the internal infrastructure and operations of a global NGO.

A successful candidate will develop and grow a broad set of professional skills, honing them to the level of excellence in a demanding and fast-paced environment. You will work with, learn from, and grow alongside a high-performing and diverse team in which everyone is committed to the development of themselves and others.

This role is intended to serve as a professional development path for you. There is high potential for the role to evolve within two to three years based on the particular strengths that you bring to the team, making this an invaluable opportunity to launch your career in the climate sector.

Compensation and Location

CLASP provides its employees with a competitive salary that is benchmarked annually with other non-profit organizations. CLASP also provides a comprehensive benefits package, including fully paid health insurance for individuals and competitive rates for families/dependents, unlimited leave and all national holidays, an impressive match of employee contributions to the retirement plan, and a collegial office environment that supports professional development, wellness, and flexible telecommuting options.

CLASP offers a competitive salary for the role based on the candidate’s level of experience.

CLASP is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative, at all job levels, of the citizens we serve. CLASP complies with all federal, state, and local employment laws in the countries we operate and is committed to providing equal opportunity for all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, disability, political affiliation, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, genetic information, military or protected veteran status, credit information or any other characteristic protected under federal, state or local law. Each person is evaluated based on personal skill and merit. CLASP’s policy regarding equal employment opportunity applies to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, job assignments, promotions, working conditions, scheduling, benefits, wage and salary administration, disciplinary action, termination, and social, educational, and recreational programs.


CLASP (Collaborative Labelling and Appliance Standards Program) is a non- profit organization that serves at the epicenter of collaborative, ambitious efforts to mitigate climate change and expand clean energy access through appliance and equipment efficiency.

CLASP has worked in more than 100 countries since our inception in 1999. We are headquartered in Washington, DC, with teams in Europe, Kenya, India, China, and Indonesia. CLASP is mission driven and committed to a culture of diversity, transparency, collaboration, and impact.

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