Two MECS Research Associate vacancies available

Two Research Associate vacancies are open with the MECS team. The Research Associates will support the delivery of the MECS programme with a specific focus on working closely with MECS in-country partners.

Each of the post holders will provide dedicated technical and research support to at least two MECS priority countries. In the immediate future these are likely to be 1) Nepal and Cambodia; 2) Nigeria and Ghana; 3) Rwanda and Zambia. The post holders will also lead on a thematic stream from within the programme e.g. gender, inclusion and leave no one behind, health and energy, supply chains and business models. Application deadline of 9th July 2020.

Further details and how to apply here.


MECS Research Associate vacancy specialising in energy in humanitarian settings

The Research Associate will support the delivery of the MECS programme with a specific focus on clean cooking in humanitarian and displacement settings.

The workstream is split into 3 core work packages: 1) understanding transition pathways for MECS in displacement situations; 2) demonstrate technology, innovation and delivery models; 3) capacity building and scale up. The Research Associate will be expected to lead on work packages 1 and 2 and support on 3. MECS works across 15 priority countries. For the humanitarian work stream, activities are likely to be focused on 3-5 countries. Application deadline of 16th July 2020.

Further details and how to apply here.


PhD studentship vacancy specialising in integrated energy planning for community resilience.

A PhD studentship, exploring integrated energy planning for community resilience, is available based at Loughborough University (application deadline 19 July 2020).

The successful candidate will work in partnership with BRE Trust and contribute to the Quantifying Sustainability in the Aftermath of Natural Disasters (QSAND) self-assessment tool which promotes and informs sustainable approaches to relief, recovery and reconstruction. The tool consists of a set of questions and a scoring methodology to guide communities in decision-making to promote sustainability and resilience as they recover, and to identify and assess the suitability of solutions.

Further details and how to apply here.