21 Jan 2016

ICF International Job Vacancy : Capacity Building/Gender Specialist

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ICF International (NASDAQ:ICFI) provides professional services and technology solutions that deliver beneficial impact in areas critical to the world’s future. ICF is fluent in the language of change, whether driven by markets, technology, or policy. Since 1969, we have combined a passion for our work with deep industry expertise to tackle our clients’ most important challenges. We partner with clients around the globe—advising, executing, innovating—to help them define and achieve success. Our more than 5,000 employees serve government and commercial clients from more than 70 offices worldwide. ICF’s website iswww.icfi.com.

Interested in a career that focuses on positively impacting quality of life and influencing global and national policies in the developing world? Then look at ICF International. Backed by 30 years of experience and a worldwide network of development professionals, we help clients promote sustainable development and build in-country capacity in leading areas such as global health, food security, climate change, and clean energy.

Job Description:

ICF International is seeking a Capacity Building Specialist for an Energy program in Ghana. The position, which will be based in Accra, Ghana, will organize and develop activities that provide technical assistance in energy sector planning and modeling for partner institutions across the region. S/he will implement the project’s strategy for technical capacity strengthening for project partners by conducting assessments, formulating effective strategies, and organizing training to build specific technical skills. The position requires at least 10 years or more of progressively responsible work in developing, implementing and managing training and workshops for complex, multi-national/regional Energy Efficiency/Renewable Energy programs. This position will also be asked to incorporate appropriate gender-sensitive outreach and strategies to increase the effectiveness of activities for women, as well as their participation, and those with gender experience will be preferred.

Local candidates from the Ghana and West Africa region are encouraged to apply.Hiring for these positions is contingent upon funding from USAID.

Basic Qualifications:

• At least 10 years of experience in capacity building of institutions, preferably in Ghana and/or West Africa • Bachelor’s degree in energy, environmental or climate change-related studies in public policy, economics, international cooperation/international development, or a related field • Experience in designing and conducting energy and/or climate change capacity needs assessments of individuals and institutions • Experience in measuring capacity building achievements • Ability to manage twinning relationships between institutions and individuals for transfer of skills, knowledge, and institutional capacity • Fluency in speaking, reading and writing English

Preferred Skills/Experience:

• Experience on USAID projects • Skills in developing and using technical and gender capacity assessment instruments • Experience in developing technical and gender capacity building plans and strategies • Experience in supporting complex, multi-national/regional activities involving coordination with multiple program partner institutions. • Subject matter expertise in energy, environment, and/or climate change related programs. • Familiarity with the political, social, and cultural context of working in Ghana and/or West Africa

Professional Skills:

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English • Excellent interpersonal skills • Strong analytical, problem-solving and decision making capabilities • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment • Sound business ethics, including the protection of proprietary and confidential information

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Title: Capacity Building/Gender Specialist – Energy / Accra, Ghana

Location: GH-AA-Accra

Requisition ID: 1600000279

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