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Paris, France    

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Paris, France    

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Until Filled

REN21 is seeking a new colleague to lead in Strategic Communications. The applicant is expected to demonstrate:
• strategic thinking to guide communication activities and strategically position renewable energy in different sectors.
• the ability to find innovative communication solutions for a complex and dynamic environment
• a real appetite for coordinating communication activities along a full project cycle (strategy, conceptualisation, operationalisation, planning).

The successful candidate will collaborate with the other REN21 teams and with external partners and stakeholders. We therefore require someone who:
• can work in a fast-paced, international environment with the ability to evolve strategic plans in a rapidly changing environment.
• responds positively to change, is not afraid to challenge the status quo and introduces innovative ideas when appropriate.
• is energetic, flexible, self-starting team player with the ability to foster a strong level of engagement across the team and networks;

You will have:
• At least ten years of professional experience – five of which are in a senior position – in the field of strategic communications on energy, environment, development, and/or climate, ideally having worked in an NGO or an international organisation;
• Extensive experience and knowledge of strategic and political communication;
• Strong analytical skills;
• Proven success in conceiving of communications campaigns and developing editorial content;
• An understanding of the renewable energy ecosystem, partners, stakeholders, and their needs;
• Strong interest in political and societal developments;
• Outstanding oral and written communications skills, with the ability to find new ways of telling stories, and clever ways to make complex information succinct and interesting;
• Excellent interpersonal skills;
• Experience in building and working with different interest groups;
• Ability to collaborate and juggle competing demands with speed, excellence, and humour;
• Can promptly resolve problems through timely consultation in an environment of mutual respect

Special Requirements
This is a full-time position, based at the REN21 Secretariat office in Paris, France. There is an option to work from home two days/week. Salaries are market-based (c.f. APEC salary grid). The working language is English.

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