Hydropower Sector Analyst

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

London, , GB

Salary range: £22k-£31k 

Full time, permanent 

Location: Sutton, Greater London  

Deadline for applications: 8 March

Around the globe, almost 1 billion people do not have access to electricity, while 2 billion are without safely managed water services. Urgent action is required to deliver clean energy to limit the effects of climate change and meet people’s basic needs for clean water and affordable energy. With the demand for energy expected to nearly double by 2060, the world must look towards a sustainable, renewable mix of energy sources.

We are a non-profit global membership organisation working with our extensive network of members and partners to build and share knowledge on hydropower’s role in renewable energy systems, responsible freshwater management and climate change solutions. Our partners include research institutions, non-governmental organisations, governments, financial institutions and development agencies.

We are looking to recruit a Hydropower Sector Analyst to work within our Research and Policy team. As well as monitoring the sector and managing our global hydropower database, we cover a broad range of topics such as: Asset Management, Clean Energy Systems, Freshwater Management, Climate Change and Markets & Finance.

Key tasks:

  • Research and Policy
    • Report on sector trends, challenges and opportunities, especially in the water-energy nexus;
    • Gather information, analyse and report on sediment management practices in the hydropower sector;
    • Review and report on relevant international energy, water and climate policy;
    • Contribute articles for IHA’s website and publications such as the Hydropower Status Report; 
    • Support IHA’s knowledge networks (for members) and partners of the freshwater management and climate change programmes; and
    • Assist in ensuring the value of IHA membership.   
  • Hydropower sector monitoring
    • Monitor specialist media and report on hydropower developments and trends; and
    • Maintain IHA’s hydropower stations database with a focus on Africa. This will include using the data to help build knowledge on the sector and influence decision making.  
  • Organisation
    • Organise webinars on relevant topics to asset management, freshwater management and climate change work areas.
    • Assist in the organisation of workshops with key international partners on relevant topics to the asset management, freshwater management and climate change work areas; and
    • Assist in the organisation of high-level meetings with key policy- and decision-makers.

Essential skills and attributes:

  • Masters-level education on energy or water related studies;
  • At least one year of experience in a similar professional role;
  • Understanding of global energy, water and climate challenges;
  • Knowledge of the hydropower sector in Africa;
  • Experience in analysing and communicating statistical information and data management;
  • A strong team player, but able to work independently and perform under pressure;
  • Excellent writing and reporting skills in English; and
  • Organisational skills.

Desirable skills and attributes

  • Previous experience on the hydropower sector;
  • Experience with international organisations
  • Knowledge/experience on energy and water management policy in relation to hydropower;
  • Knowledge/experience in sediment management, asset management and climate change; and
  • One or more foreign languages (especially French or Portuguese); 

Please send your CV and a cover letter explaining how your skills and attributes align with the role. The letter should also confirm your eligibility to work in the UK.  These documents should be sent by email: [email protected].

We cannot always contact all applicants if there is a large volume of applications. If you do not hear from us within 20 days, please assume that you have been unsuccessful on this occasion.