Head of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat
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|| Head of Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) Secretariat
|| The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)
|Type of job
|| permanent contract
|| Renewable Energy
|Language of description
|| The Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM) was created in 2010 as a voluntary and collaborative high-level forum which combines the leadership of energy ministers and engagement from the private sector and other international partners. CEM holds annual ministerial meetings in CEM member countries together with year-round CEM Initiatives and campaigns to drive faster deployment of clean energy policies and technologies worldwide.
The CEM membership is diverse, with 27 members from Europe, North America, South America, Asia, the Middle East, Australasia and Africa. These countries participate on an equal footing within the CEM and together account for about 75% of global greenhouse gas emissions and 90% of global clean energy investment. This diversity is also reflected in the rotating host of the annual Ministerial meetings which will take place in South America for the first time in 2020 and in the Middle East in 2021.
In June 2016, a decision was taken to establish a new, multilateral CEM Secretariat at the International Energy Agency (IEA), an intergovernmental organisation within the framework of the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). This means that the CEM and its members are now served by a small, international team based in Paris. The team works alongside energy experts in the IEA but operates under an independent governance structure and with its own ring-fenced budget.
The past 3 years have represented an extremely interesting period for the CEM as it has transitioned into a new era of ‘shared global leadership’. Under this model, all CEM Members play a role in leading, shaping and developing the work of the CEM, making it a unique construct in the clean energy space. The CEM Secretariat plays a very important role in supporting CEM Members, helping them in their efforts to identify new opportunities, to build new partnerships, to diversify sources of funding and to deliver high-impact results. With interest in the CEM continuing to grow, in terms of both new work and new membership requests, this focus on enhancing impact is a high priority for the CEM.
Other key functions of the CEM Secretariat include: connecting high-level strategic and political guidance from ministers with the day-to-day activities of the CEM, overseeing the CEM Preparatory and Ministerial meetings, supporting the development, direction, and review of CEM activities and integrating international expertise on a diverse set of clean energy issues into the work of the CEM.
They are therefore seeking to recruit a dynamic and visionary Head of Secretariat to lead the work of the CEM. The selected candidate will oversee the implementation of the CEM Secretariat’s ongoing work with CEM Members, the CEM’s technical workstreams and their partner organisations, under the direction and in close collaboration with the CEM Steering Committee. S/he will manage a small team of enthusiastic professionals.
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