Junior Associate with IRENA

Deadline: 19 March 2017
Open to: university graduates with some knowledge of renewable energy field
Remuneration: USD 36,000 to 54,000


The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) is an inter-governmental organisation mandated with the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy. IRENA supports countries in their transition to a sustainable energy future, and serves as the principal platform for international cooperation, a centre of excellence, and a repository of policy, technology, resource and financial knowledge on renewable energy. The Agency implements its mandate with the view to sustainable development, increased energy security and low-carbon economic growth and prosperity.

The purpose of the Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Programme is to enable junior talented and promising university graduates and post graduates to gain first-hand experience in the work of IRENA and a deeper insight into the role of the Agency in promoting the widespread and increased adoption and sustainable use of all forms of renewable energy.


Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in energy, engineering, management, economics, natural science, or a related field.

Experience: Knowledge or previous experience in energy systems analysis, renewable energy policy, (renewable) energy technology is desirable.

Language: Excellent command of written and spoken English is a must. Knowledge of other UN languages would be of additional benefit.

Remuneration and benefits

USD 36,000 to 54,000 and other benefits:

Amount of monthly lump-sum depends on qualifications and years of relevant work experience. In addition: a monthly accommodation allowance (EUR 600); relocation grant upon arrival/separation if relocation involved (USD 1,200); installation grant if relocation involved (USD 1,300); health insurance; other entitlements as applicable.

How to Apply?

Qualified candidates must apply on-line by submitting a complete and comprehensive application form and a letter of interest, including details of two professional references who will be contacted if their application is shortlisted

Deadline: 19 March 2017 (At midnight, Abu Dhabi Local Time)

More information can be found on the official website.

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