Chief Operating Officer (COO)
(Full time position)
REEEP invests in clean energy markets in low- and middle-income countries. Based on a strategic portfolio of high impact projects, REEEP works to generate energy access, improve lives and economic opportunities, build sustainable markets, and combat climate change. REEEP’s VISION is that of a world where people everywhere, regardless of income, have access to affordable low carbon energy services provided by a range of players in sustainable markets.
To help achieve that, REEEP advances market readiness for low carbon energy and energy access technologies in low- and middle-income countries, for the benefit of the most vulnerable populations.. We identify and work with trusted partners – governments, foundations, civil society, researchers, and enterprises – to design, test, implement and scale business models and finance mechanisms for low carbon energy services and energy access.
REEEP is an international non-profit organisation with a team of 20 at its headquarters in Vienna, Austria, as well as regional representations in Africa and Asia. REEEP is a specialised non-profit partner for governments, multilateral organisations and the private sector, and cooperates within international bodies such as the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the UN initiative Sustainable Energy for All.
About the role
REEEP is seeking a Chief Operating Officer (COO) to lead the team covering legal, finance, risk control, human resources, and IT & office operations. The COO reports to the Director General (DG) and, jointly with the DG and the Chief Programme Officer (CPO) is part of the Management Team. The COO leads a team of four, including a specialised lawyer, finance expert, and IT expert, and is responsible for maintaining the highest possible standards of transparency and accountability.
REEEP offers this director level position in a strongly growing international environment, as part of a young and results-oriented team and an organisation that is rapidly expanding in influence and impact.
Experience & skills
We are looking for a committed and energetic professional with at least 15 years’ experience including a minimum of 5 years in a top management position, with a demonstrated track record of operational excellence. The ideal candidate will have the following attributes:
Remuneration for this position is 5.000 EUR (gross, paid 14 times per year, subject to Austrian social security deduction, currently no income tax due to REEEP’s status as “Quasi International Organisation”) and includes five weeks paid leave as well as an average of 14 Austrian and UN holidays per annum.
The office location is the Vienna International Centre (‘UNO City’) in Vienna, Austria. REEEP will not cover relocation costs or any other travel costs incurred.
Applicants must have a valid residency permit for Austria/EU but do not require a work permit.
REEEP encourages equal opportunities regardless of age, gender, race, religion, marital status, physical or mental disability, or sexual orientation.
Please address your concise motivation letter and CV to the Director General and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Application deadline: 9 April 2018 (midnight CET summer time).